The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Wiltshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 53 51 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.45% 1.20% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.59% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Average daily rate
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£220 £494 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-55.44% +95.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £388 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £520 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
494 441 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 73.40% 75.77% 65.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 300 232
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Strategy
South West

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
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 23 July 2014. 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
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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
Swindon -5 2 £215 -58.65% 3
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (53.33%) LAN
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) Avaya
2 8 (53.33%) Nortel
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (13.33%) VBA
5 2 (13.33%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) MySQL
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 2 (13.33%) Basel II
5 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
5 2 (13.33%) System Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
5 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) LAN
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
1 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Leader
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (13.33%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) HTML5
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) iPhone
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) System Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) TDD
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Volume Testing
4 1 (6.67%) V-Model
4 1 (6.67%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ACCA
4 1 (6.67%) CIMA
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
1 8 (53.33%) Nortel
1 8 (53.33%) Avaya
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Siebel
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards