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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Hampshire / Basingstoke
Rank 24 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.90% 2.52% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.08% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £314 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
153 195 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 72.86% 81.93% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 110 73
Median daily rate £320 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £16.50 £82.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.00% +135.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £82.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (50.00%) SilkTest
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Docker
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 2 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SilkTest
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle