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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 56 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.71% 0.35% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.47% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate
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£220 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £400 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £400 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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
512 422 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 72.93% 73.26% 64.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 271 246
Average daily rate £425 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 29
Average hourly rate £22.69 £27.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.96% -16.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £8.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £55.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Swindon - 4 £220 -
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) Nortel
3 6 (40.00%) Avaya
4 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (26.67%) ISEB
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (13.33%) V-Model
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (13.33%) System Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Basel II
7 2 (13.33%) Banking
7 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) VBA
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.67%) Siebel

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (40.00%) LAN
1 6 (40.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Leader
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Project Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) QA Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) UNIX
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) V-Model
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (13.33%) System Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
4 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) RAD
5 1 (6.67%) DSDM
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Change Management
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.67%) ACCA
5 1 (6.67%) CIMA
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Basel II
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) Nortel
1 6 (40.00%) Avaya
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Siebel
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) JD Edwards