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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 46 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.44% 1.24% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £288 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -7.50%
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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
368 246 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 81.42% 76.16% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 188 246
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Big Data
3 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) V-Model
3 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (33.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) V-Model
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center