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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 85 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 31 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.60% 1.97% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 2.39% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 18
Median daily rate £435 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
1529 1796 1584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.06% 82.27% 76.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 1115 943
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £285 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 85 78
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.54 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Portsmouth -5 12 £464 +54.66%
Andover -9 7 £325 -13.33%
Winchester +4 4 £363 +20.83% 1
Southampton +11 2 £335 -21.17% 2
Basingstoke +6 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £500 - 4
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (32.08%) Selenium
2 17 (32.08%) Oracle
3 16 (30.19%) C#
3 16 (30.19%) .NET
3 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
4 14 (26.42%) SoapUI
4 14 (26.42%) Scrum
4 14 (26.42%) XML
4 14 (26.42%) XSD
4 14 (26.42%) SOAP
4 14 (26.42%) Data Modelling
4 14 (26.42%) SOA
4 14 (26.42%) WSDL
5 13 (24.53%) Migration
5 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
6 12 (22.64%) BDD
6 12 (22.64%) F#
6 12 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (22.64%) Regression Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Java
6 12 (22.64%) SpecFlow
6 12 (22.64%) User Stories
6 12 (22.64%) Defect Tracking
7 11 (20.75%) Linux
7 11 (20.75%) HP UFT
7 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
8 10 (18.87%) vSphere
8 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (18.87%) Red Hat

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:

Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle iStore
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) VLAN
1 1 (1.89%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (32.08%) Selenium
2 14 (26.42%) SoapUI
3 12 (22.64%) SpecFlow
3 12 (22.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (20.75%) HP UFT
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (7.55%) JMeter
6 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
6 4 (7.55%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.77%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.89%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.89%) JIRA
8 1 (1.89%) JUnit
8 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.89%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.89%) TestNG
8 1 (1.89%) Toad
General
1 10 (18.87%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.55%) Finance
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Architect
1 13 (24.53%) Designer
2 12 (22.64%) Solutions Designer
2 12 (22.64%) Tester
3 11 (20.75%) Automation Tester
3 11 (20.75%) SOA Designer
3 11 (20.75%) SOA Solution Designer
4 9 (16.98%) SOA Architect
4 9 (16.98%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (16.98%) Telecoms Architect
4 9 (16.98%) Telecoms Designer
5 7 (13.21%) Consultant
6 6 (11.32%) Analyst
6 6 (11.32%) Oracle Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Oracle SOA Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Oracle Solutions Architect
6 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.66%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) .NET
2 14 (26.42%) SOAP
2 14 (26.42%) WSDL
2 14 (26.42%) XML
2 14 (26.42%) XSD
3 2 (3.77%) Middleware
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) iSeries
3 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) Linux
2 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (9.43%) Unix
3 5 (9.43%) Windows
4 4 (7.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Test Scripting
3 14 (26.42%) Data Modelling
3 14 (26.42%) Scrum
3 14 (26.42%) SOA
4 13 (24.53%) Migration
4 13 (24.53%) Software Testing
5 12 (22.64%) BDD
5 12 (22.64%) Defect Tracking
5 12 (22.64%) Regression Testing
5 12 (22.64%) User Stories
6 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 6 (11.32%) Test Management
8 5 (9.43%) ITIL
8 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.55%) SDLC
9 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
10 3 (5.66%) People Management
10 3 (5.66%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) C#
2 12 (22.64%) F#
2 12 (22.64%) Java
3 6 (11.32%) C++
3 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) VBScript
4 5 (9.43%) PHP
5 2 (3.77%) C
5 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.87%) vSphere
2 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Oracle
2 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
2 10 (18.87%) VMware
3 3 (5.66%) HP
3 3 (5.66%) IBM
3 3 (5.66%) Intel
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Veritas
4 2 (3.77%) Citrix
4 2 (3.77%) T-Plan
5 1 (1.89%) JDA
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