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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 83 94 97
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 40 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.79% 1.48% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.00% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 6
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£413 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £379 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
Test Strategy
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
1781 1548 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.65% 74.03% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1096 922 809
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 77 81
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +62.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Andover - 6 £375 -
Hook +10 4 - -
Winchester -18 4 £300 - 1
Basingstoke +1 3 £450 -
Southampton +1 3 £425 +36.00% 3
Farnborough - 3 £413 -
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 29 (43.94%) Test Automation
2 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 18 (27.27%) Selenium
5 16 (24.24%) .NET
5 16 (24.24%) Mentoring
6 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 15 (22.73%) Migration
6 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
7 14 (21.21%) Test Management
7 14 (21.21%) WebDriver
8 13 (19.70%) Knowledge Management
8 13 (19.70%) HP
8 13 (19.70%) Oracle
9 12 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (16.67%) Data Migration
10 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 11 (16.67%) TDD
10 11 (16.67%) C#
10 11 (16.67%) Java
10 11 (16.67%) JMeter
11 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
11 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
12 9 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (13.64%) BDD
12 9 (13.64%) Load Testing
12 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
12 9 (13.64%) NUnit

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.52%) JCAPS
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP FI
1 2 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (3.03%) SAP CO
1 2 (3.03%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (27.27%) Selenium
2 14 (21.21%) WebDriver
3 11 (16.67%) JMeter
4 9 (13.64%) NUnit
5 6 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 6 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (7.58%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.03%) NSubstitute
7 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.52%) JIRA
8 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Automotive
2 2 (3.03%) Marketing
3 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Test Leader
2 13 (19.70%) Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 11 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 10 (15.15%) Test Team Leader
5 9 (13.64%) Tester
6 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Test Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Automation Tester
9 4 (6.06%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Consultant
10 3 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (4.55%) Testing Manager
10 3 (4.55%) SOA Designer
10 3 (4.55%) Designer
11 2 (3.03%) Test Consultant
11 2 (3.03%) Technical Business Analyst
11 2 (3.03%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.24%) .NET
2 8 (12.12%) XML
3 3 (4.55%) XSD
3 3 (4.55%) WSDL
3 3 (4.55%) Middleware
3 3 (4.55%) SOAP
3 3 (4.55%) Java EE 5
3 3 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (4.55%) REST
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.52%) RESTful
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) J2EE
4 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.52%) Spring
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) Java EE
4 1 (1.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.03%) Statistics
2 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Windows
1 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.94%) Test Automation
2 23 (34.85%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 16 (24.24%) Mentoring
5 15 (22.73%) Migration
6 14 (21.21%) Test Management
7 13 (19.70%) Knowledge Management
8 12 (18.18%) Risk Analysis
9 11 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 11 (16.67%) TDD
9 11 (16.67%) Data Migration
10 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
10 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Load Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Unit Testing
11 9 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (13.64%) BDD
12 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
12 7 (10.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) C#
1 11 (16.67%) Java
2 6 (9.09%) VBScript
2 6 (9.09%) VB
3 5 (7.58%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.52%) XQuery
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby
5 1 (1.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.12%) ISEB
4 6 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.55%) Degree
5 3 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.03%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.70%) HP
2 13 (19.70%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) VMware
4 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) Siebel
4 2 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (1.52%) BEA
5 1 (1.52%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.52%) Guidewire