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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 47 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.25% 0.72% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.90% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £313 £418 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.14% +42.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
Test Strategy
Wiltshire

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
312 332 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 79.39% 80.00% 75.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 251 182
Average daily rate £388 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £22.69 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.72% -5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Informatica
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) ISO22301

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analytics
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
1 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Informatica