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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 97 109 76
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -33
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.16% 0.72% 1.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.92% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 10
Average daily rate £338 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £266 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
1510 1635 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 79.39% 78.34% 73.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 993 894 702
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 76 67
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £42.00 £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Basingstoke +4 5 £350 -
Winchester - 5 £288 -
Fareham -3 4 - -
Southampton +15 1 £288 -8.00%
Hook +14 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (46.67%) Oracle
3 19 (42.22%) Selenium
3 19 (42.22%) SC Cleared
3 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
4 18 (40.00%) HP
4 18 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
6 16 (35.56%) Regression Testing
6 16 (35.56%) HP UFT
7 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
8 13 (28.89%) Scrum
9 12 (26.67%) Java
9 12 (26.67%) BDD
9 12 (26.67%) Test Management
9 12 (26.67%) Oracle APEX
9 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
9 12 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
10 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (24.44%) VBScript
11 10 (22.22%) VB
11 10 (22.22%) SOA
11 10 (22.22%) System Testing
12 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
12 9 (20.00%) ISEB
12 9 (20.00%) .NET
12 9 (20.00%) C++
12 9 (20.00%) User Stories
13 8 (17.78%) SoapUI

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (8.89%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) VLAN
1 2 (4.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Selenium
2 16 (35.56%) HP UFT
3 12 (26.67%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (24.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (24.44%) WebDriver
5 8 (17.78%) SoapUI
6 6 (13.33%) JIRA
6 6 (13.33%) SpecFlow
7 5 (11.11%) JUnit
7 5 (11.11%) TestComplete
7 5 (11.11%) WATIR
8 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Consultant
2 10 (22.22%) Tester
3 9 (20.00%) Test Consultant
4 8 (17.78%) Automation Tester
4 8 (17.78%) Functional Consultant
5 7 (15.56%) Analyst
6 6 (13.33%) Test Analyst
7 5 (11.11%) Test Manager
8 4 (8.89%) Designer
8 4 (8.89%) SOA Designer
8 4 (8.89%) SOA Solution Designer
8 4 (8.89%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (6.67%) JDE Consultant
9 3 (6.67%) JDE Functional Consultant
9 3 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
10 2 (4.44%) Functional Tester
10 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Consultant
10 2 (4.44%) Test Engineer
10 2 (4.44%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) SOAP
3 4 (8.89%) WSDL
3 4 (8.89%) XML
3 4 (8.89%) XSD
4 3 (6.67%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) JSON
5 1 (2.22%) REST
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.22%) Statistics
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
4 16 (35.56%) Regression Testing
5 15 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 13 (28.89%) Scrum
7 12 (26.67%) BDD
7 12 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 12 (26.67%) Test Management
8 10 (22.22%) SOA
8 10 (22.22%) System Testing
9 9 (20.00%) User Stories
10 8 (17.78%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (17.78%) Project Management
10 8 (17.78%) Validation
11 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
12 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Migration
12 6 (13.33%) Requirements Management
12 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) VBScript
3 10 (22.22%) VB
4 9 (20.00%) C++
5 7 (15.56%) F#
5 7 (15.56%) SQL
6 4 (8.89%) PHP
7 3 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) SC Cleared
1 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (20.00%) ISEB
4 8 (17.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Oracle
2 18 (40.00%) HP
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) Telerik
4 4 (8.89%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (8.89%) Remedy
5 3 (6.67%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.22%) Huawei
6 1 (2.22%) Nokia
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO