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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 53 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.72% 1.58% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.15% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 4
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£364 £253 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.05% -29.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £218 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £308 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.06% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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
532 465 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 76.11% 73.34% 76.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 299 307
Average daily rate £440 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £14.60 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £28.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015. 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 -11 3 £418 +65.34%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) NHS
4 2 (28.57%) McAfee
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Splunk
4 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) NHS Programme Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 2 (28.57%) Security Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Transformation
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) McAfee
1 2 (28.57%) Splunk
1 2 (28.57%) ArcSight