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 25 June 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.

Test Strategy
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 60 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.46% 1.57% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.95% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Median daily rate £305 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.75% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £324 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £465 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 543 564 749
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 83.15% 80.57% 83.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 340 389
Median daily rate £380 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.29% +2.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 29
Median hourly rate £25.00 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.86% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £43.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Subversion
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) MiFID
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) QA
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) HP

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) MiFID Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
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%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (20.00%) EMIR
1 1 (20.00%) FATCA
1 1 (20.00%) MiFID
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP