The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 41 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.93% - 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% - 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£220 - £368
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 - £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
331 219 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 77.16% 67.18% 72.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 172 193
Average daily rate £430 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -48.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £20.20 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Swindon region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Swindon region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
2 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (20.00%) FitNesse
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) QA Leader
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Tester
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle