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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 103 71 77
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.82% 1.89% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.60% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 14
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£335 £338 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% -20.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £312 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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
1630 1229 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 74.19% 72.64% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 690 581
Average daily rate £360 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 46 94
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 19 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Southampton +1 5 £325 -23.52%
Hook - 2 £358 -
Basingstoke -1 1 - -
Andover - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
2 17 (36.96%) .NET
2 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
3 16 (34.78%) HP
3 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
3 16 (34.78%) SoapUI
4 14 (30.43%) SQL
4 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
5 13 (28.26%) Java
6 12 (26.09%) Ruby
6 12 (26.09%) ISTQB
6 12 (26.09%) Scrum
6 12 (26.09%) SpecFlow
7 10 (21.74%) SOAP
7 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
8 9 (19.57%) MS Office
9 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 8 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
10 7 (15.22%) Coaching
10 7 (15.22%) Knowledge Management
10 7 (15.22%) QA
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle
10 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (15.22%) ESRI
11 6 (13.04%) Validation
11 6 (13.04%) Project Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 4 (8.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) JBoss
2 1 (2.17%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
1 9 (19.57%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) HTTPS
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
2 3 (6.52%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Cucumber
1 16 (34.78%) SoapUI
2 12 (26.09%) SpecFlow
3 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (13.04%) JIRA
5 4 (8.70%) JMeter
5 4 (8.70%) JUnit
5 4 (8.70%) Maven
5 4 (8.70%) Selenium
5 4 (8.70%) FitNesse
5 4 (8.70%) Zephyr
5 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
6 3 (6.52%) RSpec
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (6.52%) Billing
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Automotive
3 1 (2.17%) Military
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Analyst
2 21 (45.65%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Tester
4 8 (17.39%) Test Leader
5 5 (10.87%) Automation Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Automation Test Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Integration Test Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Tester
8 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (36.96%) .NET
2 10 (21.74%) SOAP
3 6 (13.04%) Web Services
4 4 (8.70%) HTML
4 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.70%) JSP
5 3 (6.52%) OLE
6 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) UNIX
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.70%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Windows 2000
3 4 (8.70%) Windows XP
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Test Automation
2 17 (36.96%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (34.78%) Test Scripting
4 12 (26.09%) Scrum
5 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
6 7 (15.22%) Coaching
6 7 (15.22%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (13.04%) Validation
7 6 (13.04%) Project Management
7 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.87%) Data Transformation
8 5 (10.87%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Test Management
8 5 (10.87%) Document Management
9 4 (8.70%) Quality Management
9 4 (8.70%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) Java
3 12 (26.09%) Ruby
4 6 (13.04%) VBA
5 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) VBScript
6 2 (4.35%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
3 12 (26.09%) ISTQB
4 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (10.87%) MOS
6 4 (8.70%) ISEB
7 3 (6.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) CCNP
7 3 (6.52%) CCNA
7 3 (6.52%) MCSE
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Nmap
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
3 3 (6.52%) Vagrant
3 3 (6.52%) Nessus
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) HP
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 7 (15.22%) ESRI
4 1 (2.17%) VMware