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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Hampshire
Rank 93 99 112
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.00% 0.95% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.20% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 10
Median daily rate £400 £369 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -6.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £484 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +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 Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1411 1504 1678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 78.74% 79.79% 79.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 987 923
Median daily rate £425 £375 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 62 74
Median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.75 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire 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 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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke +8 4 £314 -10.28% 1
Southampton +11 3 £400 +39.13%
Hook -1 2 £265 -
Andover - 2 £388 -
Farnborough - 2 £400 -
Eastleigh - 1 £438 -
Portsmouth - 1 £488 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 20 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 14 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 12 (37.50%) Selenium
3 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 10 (31.25%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) Regression Testing
5 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) Migration
6 8 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (21.88%) User Stories
7 7 (21.88%) Scrum
7 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
7 7 (21.88%) VMware
7 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
9 5 (15.63%) C#
9 5 (15.63%) HP
9 5 (15.63%) Middleware
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (15.63%) F#
9 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (15.63%) SpecFlow
9 5 (15.63%) Smoke Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (12.50%) BDD
10 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
10 4 (12.50%) REST

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (6.25%) Apache Solr
1 2 (6.25%) Confluence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) HeidiSQL
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Selenium
2 5 (15.63%) SpecFlow
3 4 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 4 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.38%) JIRA
4 3 (9.38%) Robot Framework
5 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 2 (6.25%) Eclipse
5 2 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 2 (6.25%) IntelliJ
5 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.25%) JUnit
5 2 (6.25%) NetBeans
5 2 (6.25%) SilkTest
5 2 (6.25%) TestNG
5 2 (6.25%) Toad
5 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Automotive
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Test Manager
2 6 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Pricing Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (12.50%) REST
2 4 (12.50%) SOAP
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (6.25%) WSDL
3 2 (6.25%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Test Scripting
2 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Regression Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Scrum
4 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
4 7 (21.88%) User Stories
5 6 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.63%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (12.50%) BDD
7 4 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (12.50%) SOA
7 4 (12.50%) Test Management
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) C#
2 5 (15.63%) F#
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) ISEB
4 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.25%) PMP
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) Docker
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) IBM
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) Capita
5 2 (6.25%) T-Plan
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.13%) Intel
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas