The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Telford 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 20 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 7.14% 5.00% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.20% 5.19% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
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£400 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
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 Telford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Telford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87 77 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 77.68% 96.25% 73.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 46 42
Average daily rate £375 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.06 - -
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 Telford

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Telford

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Telford

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) UNIX
3 8 (66.67%) PL/SQL
4 7 (58.33%) webMethods
5 3 (25.00%) Service Management
5 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (25.00%) Open Source
5 3 (25.00%) Big Data
5 3 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
5 3 (25.00%) Business Analytics
5 3 (25.00%) Analytics
5 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
6 2 (16.67%) Java
7 1 (8.33%) Perl
7 1 (8.33%) J2EE
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) MS Project
7 1 (8.33%) XML
7 1 (8.33%) Windows
7 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) SAX
7 1 (8.33%) ISEB
7 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (8.33%) Security Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Telford 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) webMethods Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Big Data Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Data Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) J2EE
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Business Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) webMethods
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint