The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 99 67 81
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 19 39 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.91% 2.07% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 2.93% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 6
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£390 £330 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £276 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £353 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1614 1333 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.19% 70.79% 74.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 904 744 576
Average daily rate £388 £364 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 67 75
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -14 6 £395 +43.63% 1
Basingstoke -11 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £500 - 1
Andover - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
2 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
2 14 (35.90%) SoapUI
3 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 12 (30.77%) Ruby
3 12 (30.77%) Java
3 12 (30.77%) MS Office
3 12 (30.77%) HP
4 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 10 (25.64%) JIRA
5 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
6 9 (23.08%) Maven
6 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 9 (23.08%) Coaching
6 9 (23.08%) Puppet
7 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
7 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
7 8 (20.51%) Confluence
7 8 (20.51%) SQL
7 8 (20.51%) .NET
7 8 (20.51%) JUnit
7 8 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 8 (20.51%) JMeter
8 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
8 7 (17.95%) RSpec
8 7 (17.95%) QA
8 7 (17.95%) Vagrant

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.51%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 10 (25.64%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Wireshark
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Cucumber
1 14 (35.90%) SoapUI
2 10 (25.64%) JIRA
3 9 (23.08%) Maven
4 8 (20.51%) Jenkins
4 8 (20.51%) JUnit
4 8 (20.51%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (20.51%) JMeter
5 7 (17.95%) RSpec
6 6 (15.38%) SpecFlow
7 2 (5.13%) Selenium
7 2 (5.13%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.13%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Tester
4 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
5 6 (15.38%) Test Manager
6 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Tester
8 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Integration Tester
9 2 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Integration Test Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) QA Tester
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Automation Tester
9 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
10 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
10 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.13%) JSP
3 2 (5.13%) OLE
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) UNIX
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
2 12 (30.77%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 9 (23.08%) Coaching
4 7 (17.95%) Configuration Management
5 6 (15.38%) BDD
5 6 (15.38%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (15.38%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) Test Management
6 5 (12.82%) System Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Waterfall
6 5 (12.82%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
7 4 (10.26%) Release Management
7 4 (10.26%) Validation
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
8 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.69%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Ruby
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) VBA
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) MOS
4 2 (5.13%) ISEB
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Nmap
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Puppet
2 7 (17.95%) Vagrant
3 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (5.13%) Nessus
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) ESRI
5 1 (2.56%) Primavera
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.56%) VMware
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