The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 72 104 79
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 40 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.93% 0.76% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.76% 1.05% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 9
Average daily rate £335 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £326 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1242 1244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 69.75% 72.80% 68.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 767 609
Average daily rate £363 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 76 117
Average hourly rate £44.25 £34.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.14% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke - 7 £308 -
Southampton -10 4 £275 -18.39% 2
Portsmouth - 1 £425 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 49 (62.03%) Test Scripting
2 47 (59.49%) Security Cleared
3 46 (58.23%) SC Cleared
4 39 (49.37%) .NET
5 36 (45.57%) ISTQB
6 31 (39.24%) HP
7 29 (36.71%) Windows
8 28 (35.44%) Software Testing
9 27 (34.18%) UNIX
9 27 (34.18%) HP Quality Center
10 26 (32.91%) ASP.NET
10 26 (32.91%) Oracle
11 25 (31.65%) HTML
11 25 (31.65%) JavaScript
11 25 (31.65%) JSP
11 25 (31.65%) Windows 2000
11 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (31.65%) Windows XP
11 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (30.38%) Knowledge Management
13 22 (27.85%) Oracle EBS
14 19 (24.05%) Linux
15 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
16 17 (21.52%) HTTPS
16 17 (21.52%) Web Services
17 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
17 15 (18.99%) SoapUI
18 14 (17.72%) SOAP
19 13 (16.46%) Oracle Reports
20 12 (15.19%) SOA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 12 (15.19%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.86%) IIS
4 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Project
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.27%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (1.27%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.78%) TCP/IP
2 17 (21.52%) HTTPS
3 11 (13.92%) Wireshark
3 11 (13.92%) SSL
4 7 (8.86%) DNS
5 6 (7.59%) PBX
5 6 (7.59%) VoIP
5 6 (7.59%) HTTP
5 6 (7.59%) ISUP
5 6 (7.59%) INAP
5 6 (7.59%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.80%) SSH
7 2 (2.53%) Internet
8 1 (1.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.06%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.27%) Big Data
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 15 (18.99%) SoapUI
2 8 (10.13%) QuickTest Pro
2 8 (10.13%) LoadRunner
3 7 (8.86%) Selenium
3 7 (8.86%) Jenkins
3 7 (8.86%) JIRA
4 5 (6.33%) JUnit
5 4 (5.06%) Hudson
6 3 (3.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.80%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.53%) Ant
7 2 (2.53%) Maven
7 2 (2.53%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.53%) Behat
8 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) Subversion
8 1 (1.27%) Toad
General
1 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Military
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (29.11%) Analyst
1 23 (29.11%) Test Analyst
2 16 (20.25%) Tester
3 11 (13.92%) Test Manager
4 8 (10.13%) Consultant
4 8 (10.13%) Test Consultant
5 6 (7.59%) Test Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.33%) Performance Test Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Applications Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Tester
7 4 (5.06%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.53%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.53%) Test Specialist
8 2 (2.53%) Performance Test Specialist
8 2 (2.53%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.27%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (49.37%) .NET
2 26 (32.91%) ASP.NET
3 25 (31.65%) HTML
3 25 (31.65%) JSP
4 17 (21.52%) Web Services
5 14 (17.72%) SOAP
6 12 (15.19%) Middleware
7 11 (13.92%) XML
8 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Smart Meter
2 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.53%) DTV
3 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Windows
2 27 (34.18%) UNIX
3 25 (31.65%) Windows 2000
3 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (31.65%) Windows XP
3 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (24.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) Test Scripting
2 28 (35.44%) Software Testing
3 24 (30.38%) Knowledge Management
4 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
5 12 (15.19%) SOA
6 11 (13.92%) Workflow
6 11 (13.92%) Validation
7 10 (12.66%) Performance Testing
8 8 (10.13%) Project Management
8 8 (10.13%) Load Testing
9 7 (8.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
10 6 (7.59%) PRINCE2
10 6 (7.59%) PRINCE
10 6 (7.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (6.33%) User Stories
11 5 (6.33%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.33%) System Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.65%) JavaScript
2 6 (7.59%) Python
3 5 (6.33%) Java
4 4 (5.06%) PHP
4 4 (5.06%) SQL
5 3 (3.80%) Ruby
5 3 (3.80%) VBA
5 3 (3.80%) C#
6 2 (2.53%) VBScript
6 2 (2.53%) VB
6 2 (2.53%) C
6 2 (2.53%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 47 (59.49%) Security Cleared
2 46 (58.23%) SC Cleared
3 36 (45.57%) ISTQB
4 12 (15.19%) DV Cleared
5 9 (11.39%) ISEB
6 3 (3.80%) MOS
7 2 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (13.92%) Nmap
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (34.18%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (13.92%) Nessus
3 6 (7.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (7.59%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) HP
2 26 (32.91%) Oracle
3 6 (7.59%) Cisco
4 3 (3.80%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.53%) Remedy
5 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.53%) BMC
5 2 (2.53%) ESRI
6 1 (1.27%) VMware
6 1 (1.27%) Cerner
6 1 (1.27%) Citrix