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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 85 94 93
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 29 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.40% 0.81% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.13% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 7
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£328 £339 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% +17.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £440 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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
1508 1242 1519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.96% 71.46% 75.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 757 836
Average daily rate £375 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 68 105
Average hourly rate £32.50 £23.13 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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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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 - 8 £319 - 1
Basingstoke +15 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Andover - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 33 (45.83%) HP
1 33 (45.83%) Test Scripting
2 31 (43.06%) .NET
3 28 (38.89%) ISTQB
4 27 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
6 20 (27.78%) Knowledge Management
7 18 (25.00%) QA
7 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (25.00%) Oracle
7 18 (25.00%) UNIX
7 18 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 17 (23.61%) HP Quality Center
8 17 (23.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (23.61%) Web Services
9 16 (22.22%) Windows
9 16 (22.22%) MS Office
9 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 16 (22.22%) SoapUI
10 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
10 15 (20.83%) TCP/IP
10 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
11 14 (19.44%) Windows XP
11 14 (19.44%) Windows 2000
11 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
11 14 (19.44%) JSP
11 14 (19.44%) SOAP
11 14 (19.44%) HTML
11 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
11 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
1 3 (4.17%) IIS
1 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) MS Office
2 15 (20.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.39%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 14 (19.44%) HTTPS
3 8 (11.11%) DNS
4 7 (9.72%) SSL
4 7 (9.72%) HTTP
5 6 (8.33%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
2 13 (18.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (15.28%) SpecFlow
4 8 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 7 (9.72%) Jenkins
6 6 (8.33%) JIRA
7 5 (6.94%) Maven
8 4 (5.56%) JUnit
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (5.56%) Selenium
9 3 (4.17%) Behat
9 3 (4.17%) Ant
10 2 (2.78%) JMeter
10 2 (2.78%) FitNesse
10 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
10 2 (2.78%) RSpec
10 2 (2.78%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.39%) Subversion
11 1 (1.39%) Toad
General
1 3 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (1.39%) Military
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Analyst
2 28 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.83%) Tester
4 12 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 8 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.94%) QA Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) QA Tester
6 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Integration Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Performance Test Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Test Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Quality Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (43.06%) .NET
2 17 (23.61%) Web Services
3 14 (19.44%) ASP.NET
3 14 (19.44%) JSP
3 14 (19.44%) SOAP
3 14 (19.44%) HTML
4 4 (5.56%) XML
5 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.17%) Middleware
6 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.39%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) User Experience
2 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.78%) DTV
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.78%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.00%) UNIX
2 16 (22.22%) Windows
3 14 (19.44%) Windows XP
3 14 (19.44%) Windows 2000
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) Test Scripting
2 27 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 20 (27.78%) Knowledge Management
4 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 13 (18.06%) Project Management
7 12 (16.67%) Scrum
7 12 (16.67%) Document Management
8 11 (15.28%) Quality Management
9 10 (13.89%) Data Transformation
10 9 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Performance Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 7 (9.72%) User Stories
12 7 (9.72%) Validation
12 7 (9.72%) Workflow
12 7 (9.72%) Load Testing
12 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
13 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
13 4 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.06%) Java
2 13 (18.06%) SQL
2 13 (18.06%) VBA
3 11 (15.28%) Ruby
4 4 (5.56%) VBScript
4 4 (5.56%) VB
4 4 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 25 (34.72%) Security Cleared
3 18 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 17 (23.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (16.67%) MOS
6 10 (13.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 8 (11.11%) ISEB
8 4 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.17%) MCSE
9 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.17%) CCNP
9 3 (4.17%) CCNA
10 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.33%) Nmap
2 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (23.61%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (8.33%) Nessus
4 4 (5.56%) Vagrant
4 4 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (45.83%) HP
2 18 (25.00%) Oracle
3 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.72%) ESRI
5 2 (2.78%) Remedy
5 2 (2.78%) BMC
5 2 (2.78%) VMware