The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 50 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.39% 1.58% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.87% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £275 £306 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.20% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.44 £61.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -27.74% +59.74%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 437 482 685
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 85.19% 84.71% 84.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 265 403
Median daily rate £361 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.15% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft