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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 81 88 96
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 43 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.04% 1.37% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 1.81% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 2
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£375 £313 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £380 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -3.49%
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
1715 1544 1294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.32% 75.50% 74.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 903 740
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 74 88
Average hourly rate £23.75 £37.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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
Winchester -11 7 £300 -
Hook +3 6 £319 -1.92%
Southampton -5 4 £425 +36.00%
Basingstoke -3 3 £310 -
Farnborough - 3 £413 -
Andover - 3 £375 -
Portsmouth - 1 £300 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (47.14%) Test Automation
2 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
4 19 (27.14%) Test Scripting
5 17 (24.29%) JMeter
6 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 15 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
7 15 (21.43%) Selenium
7 15 (21.43%) Migration
7 15 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 14 (20.00%) Java
8 14 (20.00%) .NET
8 14 (20.00%) Test Management
9 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
9 13 (18.57%) WebDriver
10 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (17.14%) Oracle
10 12 (17.14%) HP
11 11 (15.71%) C#
11 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing
11 11 (15.71%) Data Migration
11 11 (15.71%) Risk Analysis
11 11 (15.71%) Software Testing
11 11 (15.71%) TDD
11 11 (15.71%) SoapUI
12 10 (14.29%) MS Office
13 9 (12.86%) HP UFT
13 9 (12.86%) NUnit
13 9 (12.86%) Load Testing
13 9 (12.86%) Unit Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (8.57%) Confluence
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.43%) JCAPS
Applications
1 10 (14.29%) MS Office
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.43%) Primavera
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.43%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.43%) SSL
1 1 (1.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 17 (24.29%) JMeter
2 15 (21.43%) Selenium
3 13 (18.57%) WebDriver
4 11 (15.71%) SoapUI
5 9 (12.86%) NUnit
5 9 (12.86%) HP UFT
6 7 (10.00%) JIRA
6 7 (10.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (8.57%) RSpec
7 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.57%) Maven
7 6 (8.57%) JUnit
8 3 (4.29%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.86%) NSubstitute
10 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Automotive
2 2 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Test Leader
2 14 (20.00%) Analyst
3 11 (15.71%) Team Leader
4 10 (14.29%) Test Team Leader
5 9 (12.86%) Test Manager
6 8 (11.43%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Tester
7 6 (8.57%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (4.29%) Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Solutions Designer
10 3 (4.29%) SOA Designer
10 3 (4.29%) Automation Tester
10 3 (4.29%) Testing Manager
10 3 (4.29%) Designer
11 2 (2.86%) Technical Business Analyst
11 2 (2.86%) Functional Tester
11 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (11.43%) XML
3 4 (5.71%) HTML
4 3 (4.29%) REST
4 3 (4.29%) Java EE 5
4 3 (4.29%) SOAP
4 3 (4.29%) XSD
4 3 (4.29%) WSDL
4 3 (4.29%) Middleware
5 1 (1.43%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.43%) Spring
5 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.43%) Java EE
5 1 (1.43%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.43%) JSP
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.86%) Statistics
2 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 2 (2.86%) Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Test Automation
2 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (27.14%) Test Scripting
4 15 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 15 (21.43%) Migration
4 15 (21.43%) Knowledge Management
5 14 (20.00%) Test Management
6 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Performance Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.71%) Risk Analysis
7 11 (15.71%) TDD
7 11 (15.71%) Data Migration
8 9 (12.86%) BDD
8 9 (12.86%) Test Planning
8 9 (12.86%) Load Testing
8 9 (12.86%) Unit Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
9 7 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) Java
2 11 (15.71%) C#
3 7 (10.00%) Ruby
4 5 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (4.29%) VBScript
5 3 (4.29%) VB
5 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.43%) XPath
6 1 (1.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) ISEB
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.29%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.29%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.29%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.57%) Puppet
2 6 (8.57%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.43%) Nessus
4 1 (1.43%) Nmap
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) HP
2 12 (17.14%) Oracle
3 3 (4.29%) VMware
4 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.86%) McAfee
4 2 (2.86%) Siebel
5 1 (1.43%) BEA
5 1 (1.43%) Guidewire