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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 94 90 76
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 23 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.07% 1.20% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.50% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 16
Median daily rate £465 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.39% +8.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
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
1650 1799 1557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.57% 79.88% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 1096 911
Median daily rate £380 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 81 72
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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
Hook +7 10 £465 +33.70%
Basingstoke - 4 £350 -
Wallington - 2 £450 -
Andover - 1 £325 -
Fareham - 1 - - 1
Farnborough - 1 £500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 21 (48.84%) SOA
2 20 (46.51%) SoapUI
3 17 (39.53%) SOAP
3 17 (39.53%) Oracle
4 16 (37.21%) XML
4 16 (37.21%) XSD
4 16 (37.21%) Data Modelling
4 16 (37.21%) WSDL
5 12 (27.91%) Test Management
5 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
6 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
8 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
9 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
9 8 (18.60%) HP
9 8 (18.60%) SQL
10 7 (16.28%) Validation
10 7 (16.28%) Project Management
10 7 (16.28%) Selenium
10 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Defect Management
11 6 (13.95%) Requirements Management
11 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
11 6 (13.95%) System Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
11 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
11 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
11 6 (13.95%) Finance
11 6 (13.95%) HP UFT

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 4 (9.30%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) VLAN
1 2 (4.65%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) SoapUI
2 7 (16.28%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) HP UFT
4 5 (11.63%) JIRA
5 4 (9.30%) JUnit
5 4 (9.30%) TestComplete
5 4 (9.30%) WATIR
6 3 (6.98%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (27.91%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.95%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Automotive
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Designer
1 15 (34.88%) SOA Designer
1 15 (34.88%) SOA Solution Designer
1 15 (34.88%) Solutions Designer
2 9 (20.93%) Architect
2 9 (20.93%) SOA Architect
2 9 (20.93%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (20.93%) Telecoms Architect
2 9 (20.93%) Telecoms Designer
3 7 (16.28%) Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle SOA Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 5 (11.63%) Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.98%) JDE Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) JDE Functional Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Test Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (39.53%) SOAP
2 16 (37.21%) WSDL
2 16 (37.21%) XML
2 16 (37.21%) XSD
3 5 (11.63%) Web Services
4 4 (9.30%) Middleware
5 2 (4.65%) .NET
5 2 (4.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.98%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) SOA
2 16 (37.21%) Data Modelling
3 12 (27.91%) Test Management
4 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
6 8 (18.60%) Regression Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Functional Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Project Management
7 7 (16.28%) Validation
8 6 (13.95%) Defect Management
8 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Requirements Management
8 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
8 6 (13.95%) System Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.63%) GAP Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.63%) SysML
9 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) VB
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) F#
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Cacti
2 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Oracle
2 8 (18.60%) HP
3 4 (9.30%) Telerik
4 3 (6.98%) JD Edwards
4 3 (6.98%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (6.98%) Remedy
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.33%) Arqiva
6 1 (2.33%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.33%) Huawei
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) Nokia
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