The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Swindon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 39 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.25% 1.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 0
Average daily rate £263 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.08% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
347 215 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 78.15% 79.63% 69.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 176 189
Average daily rate £413 £423 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.36% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.37% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
Wiltshire

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 18 April 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 12 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) LAN
2 7 (46.67%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Nortel
2 7 (46.67%) Avaya
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (20.00%) MSI
3 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (20.00%) AppDNA
4 2 (13.33%) Basel II
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Rapid Prototyping
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (13.33%) SCCM
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) VBA
4 2 (13.33%) MySQL
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) ETL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
1 7 (46.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
2 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Project Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Rapid Prototyping
2 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (13.33%) System Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
2 2 (13.33%) ETL
2 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Management
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CIMA
2 1 (6.67%) ACCA
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) AppDNA
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
1 7 (46.67%) Nortel
1 7 (46.67%) Avaya
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Capita
3 1 (6.67%) HP
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