The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Hampshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 82 89 85
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 37 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.79% 0.80% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 1.11% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 7
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£313 £430 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.32% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £396 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £446 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1523 1257 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 73.82% 72.03% 68.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 860 705 577
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 93 105
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Strategy
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 0 9 £313 -30.55% 1
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 41 (53.25%) .NET
1 41 (53.25%) Test Scripting
2 37 (48.05%) HP
3 33 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 33 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 26 (33.77%) SC Cleared
4 26 (33.77%) Test Automation
5 25 (32.47%) Oracle
6 24 (31.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (29.87%) UNIX
7 23 (29.87%) Knowledge Management
8 21 (27.27%) Windows
9 20 (25.97%) Web Services
9 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
9 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
10 19 (24.68%) JSP
10 19 (24.68%) HTML
10 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
10 19 (24.68%) Windows 2000
10 19 (24.68%) Windows XP
10 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (24.68%) TCP/IP
10 19 (24.68%) HP Quality Center
10 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
11 18 (23.38%) HTTPS
11 18 (23.38%) Oracle EBS
12 17 (22.08%) QA
12 17 (22.08%) SOAP
13 16 (20.78%) Linux

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.49%) IIS
2 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (18.18%) MS Office
2 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.30%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) TCP/IP
2 18 (23.38%) HTTPS
3 11 (14.29%) SSL
4 10 (12.99%) Wireshark
5 8 (10.39%) DNS
6 7 (9.09%) HTTP
7 3 (3.90%) Internet
8 1 (1.30%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 18 (23.38%) SoapUI
2 14 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (15.58%) Cucumber
4 11 (14.29%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.39%) LoadRunner
6 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (6.49%) JIRA
8 4 (5.19%) Maven
9 3 (3.90%) Ant
9 3 (3.90%) JUnit
9 3 (3.90%) Selenium
9 3 (3.90%) Behat
10 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
11 1 (1.30%) RSpec
11 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
11 1 (1.30%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.30%) Toad
11 1 (1.30%) JMeter
11 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 2 (2.60%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (44.16%) Analyst
2 33 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 16 (20.78%) Tester
4 9 (11.69%) Test Leader
5 8 (10.39%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.49%) QA Tester
7 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Performance Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Test Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) QA Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Performance Test Specialist
9 3 (3.90%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (53.25%) .NET
2 20 (25.97%) ASP.NET
2 20 (25.97%) Web Services
3 19 (24.68%) JSP
3 19 (24.68%) HTML
4 17 (22.08%) SOAP
5 6 (7.79%) XML
5 6 (7.79%) Middleware
6 3 (3.90%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.30%) OLE
7 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.60%) DTV
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) UNIX
2 21 (27.27%) Windows
3 19 (24.68%) Windows 2000
3 19 (24.68%) Windows XP
3 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (20.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Test Scripting
2 26 (33.77%) Test Automation
3 23 (29.87%) Knowledge Management
4 20 (25.97%) Software Testing
5 13 (16.88%) Scrum
6 11 (14.29%) Workflow
6 11 (14.29%) Document Management
6 11 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Performance Testing
7 10 (12.99%) Validation
7 10 (12.99%) Project Management
7 10 (12.99%) Quality Management
7 10 (12.99%) Data Transformation
8 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (9.09%) User Stories
9 7 (9.09%) Load Testing
9 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
10 6 (7.79%) SOA
11 4 (5.19%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
2 13 (16.88%) Java
3 12 (15.58%) SQL
4 11 (14.29%) VBA
4 11 (14.29%) Ruby
5 6 (7.79%) VBScript
5 6 (7.79%) VB
6 5 (6.49%) PHP
7 2 (2.60%) C#
7 2 (2.60%) Python
7 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.30%) C
8 1 (1.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 33 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 26 (33.77%) SC Cleared
3 24 (31.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (15.58%) ISEB
5 11 (14.29%) MOS
5 11 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (10.39%) DV Cleared
7 6 (7.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.30%) MCSE
8 1 (1.30%) CCNP
8 1 (1.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.08%) QA
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) Nmap
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (12.99%) Nessus
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 3 (3.90%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 37 (48.05%) HP
2 25 (32.47%) Oracle
3 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.09%) ESRI
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
5 2 (2.60%) BMC
5 2 (2.60%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix
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