The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 62 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.44% 0.88% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.13% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate £450 £364 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.71% +23.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
Test Strategy
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
538 533 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 78.54% 77.81% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 374 276
Average daily rate £370 £450 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +21.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £309 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 14
Average hourly rate £40.50 £23.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.52% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £16.60 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £28.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Wiltshire region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salisbury - 2 £450 -
Swindon -3 1 £313 -25.14% 2
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (28.57%) Data Guard
2 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) ISO22301
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 (28.57%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Business Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Oracle Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) TDD
1 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
2 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) F#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO22301
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Data Guard
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Informatica