The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 31 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 2.13% 0.43% 3.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.62% 0.61% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate £350 - £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
Test Strategy
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
191 165 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 81.28% 70.21% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 78 91
Average daily rate £375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.35 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.18% -69.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £11.35 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Basingstoke region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Test Strategy
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) JD Edwards
2 3 (42.86%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
3 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) RESTful
4 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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.

General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) Functional Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) JDE Consultant
2 3 (42.86%) JDE Functional Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) QC Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Test Consultant
3 2 (28.57%) Testing Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Business Relationship Manager
4 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Relationships Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
1 1 (14.29%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Data Migration
1 3 (42.86%) GAP Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) JD Edwards
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO