Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 6 months to 17 November 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
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 57 78
Rank change year-on-year +4 +21 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.05% 2.27% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 2.86% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 5
Gloucestershire median daily rate £350 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +23.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £290 £344 £332
90th Percentile £445 £593 £485
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 546 735 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 81.74% 79.37% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 431 469
Gloucestershire median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £241 £235 £213
90th Percentile £538 £563 £503
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 65 40
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £32.00 £38.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% -8.43% +15.28%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.80 £25.34
90th Percentile £56.05 £46.90 £54.90
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18% +49.51%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -8 3 £350 -24.32%
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) SQL
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (42.86%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (14.29%) BDD
6 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (14.29%) REST
6 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (14.29%) CA Service Virtualization
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Ruby
6 1 (14.29%) TDD

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Ant
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) Maven
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) VersionOne
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Debt Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Service Virtualization
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) CA
1 1 (14.29%) HP