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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 93 102 105
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 14 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.76% 1.20% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 1.46% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
Median daily rate £369 £369 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
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
1419 1776 1731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 76.79% 81.77% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 1095 948
Median daily rate £420 £385 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 101 85
Median hourly rate £39.00 £39.37 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.93% +57.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £60.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 £374 -
Andover +2 3 £463 +15.62%
Southampton +6 2 £300 +4.34%
Farnborough - 1 £363 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (45.65%) Selenium
3 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
3 17 (36.96%) C#
4 16 (34.78%) Scrum
5 15 (32.61%) Migration
5 15 (32.61%) .NET
6 14 (30.43%) User Stories
7 13 (28.26%) Linux
7 13 (28.26%) VMware
7 13 (28.26%) Red Hat
7 13 (28.26%) Regression Testing
7 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
7 13 (28.26%) F#
7 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (28.26%) vSphere
7 13 (28.26%) SpecFlow
8 12 (26.09%) BDD
8 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (26.09%) Oracle
8 12 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
10 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 10 (21.74%) Project Management
11 9 (19.57%) Java
11 9 (19.57%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (17.39%) SQL
12 8 (17.39%) HP UFT
12 8 (17.39%) Finance
12 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure

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 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle iStore
3 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.52%) HeidiSQL
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (45.65%) Selenium
2 13 (28.26%) SpecFlow
3 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (17.39%) HP UFT
5 5 (10.87%) LoadRunner
6 4 (8.70%) JMeter
6 4 (8.70%) Robot Framework
6 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
7 3 (6.52%) IntelliJ
7 3 (6.52%) JUnit
7 3 (6.52%) NetBeans
7 3 (6.52%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (6.52%) TestNG
7 3 (6.52%) Toad
8 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Automotive
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Tester
2 10 (21.74%) Automation Tester
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.70%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) VMware Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Pricing Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Software Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Test Programme Manager
8 2 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) Middleware
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) iSeries
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Linux
1 13 (28.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (10.87%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) AIX
3 4 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
3 16 (34.78%) Scrum
4 15 (32.61%) Migration
5 14 (30.43%) User Stories
6 13 (28.26%) Regression Testing
6 13 (28.26%) Software Testing
7 12 (26.09%) BDD
7 12 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (21.74%) Project Management
9 9 (19.57%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Test Management
11 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (10.87%) Automated Testing
12 5 (10.87%) ITIL
12 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
13 4 (8.70%) People Management
13 4 (8.70%) Performance Testing
13 4 (8.70%) System Testing
13 4 (8.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) C#
2 13 (28.26%) F#
3 9 (19.57%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) SQL
5 5 (10.87%) C++
5 5 (10.87%) VBScript
6 3 (6.52%) PHP
7 2 (4.35%) C
8 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) vSphere
2 8 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Red Hat
1 13 (28.26%) VMware
2 12 (26.09%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) HP
4 4 (8.70%) IBM
4 4 (8.70%) Intel
4 4 (8.70%) Veritas
5 3 (6.52%) Citrix
5 3 (6.52%) T-Plan
6 2 (4.35%) Capita
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.17%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.17%) JDA
7 1 (2.17%) SAP