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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 19 10 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 3.03% 4.26% 6.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% 8.33% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
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£550 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +7.14%
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 Telford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Telford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97 24 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 73.48% 51.06% 82.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 8 58
Average daily rate £350 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Business Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (30.00%) webMethods
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (30.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (40.00%) Hadoop
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 4 (40.00%) Data Architect
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Lead Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Service Management
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Business Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
2 3 (30.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) V-Model
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Use Case
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) RUP
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (30.00%) webMethods
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (10.00%) Pega