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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 91 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 29 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.39% 0.76% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.04% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 8
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£325 £339 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +20.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £290 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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
1518 1346 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 72.60% 72.72% 74.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 895 806 791
Average daily rate £365 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 78 105
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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
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 2 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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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
Southampton - 7 £313 - 2
Basingstoke +14 1 - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 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 34 (47.89%) Test Scripting
2 33 (46.48%) .NET
2 33 (46.48%) HP
3 28 (39.44%) ISTQB
4 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
4 26 (36.62%) Test Automation
5 19 (26.76%) Oracle
6 18 (25.35%) Web Services
6 18 (25.35%) UNIX
6 18 (25.35%) Knowledge Management
6 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
6 18 (25.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (23.94%) SoapUI
7 17 (23.94%) QA
8 16 (22.54%) Windows
8 16 (22.54%) HP Quality Center
9 15 (21.13%) SOAP
9 15 (21.13%) MS Office
9 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
9 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
9 15 (21.13%) Software Testing
10 14 (19.72%) HTTPS
10 14 (19.72%) QuickTest Pro
10 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
10 14 (19.72%) JSP
10 14 (19.72%) HTML
10 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
10 14 (19.72%) Windows 2000
10 14 (19.72%) MS Excel

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 4 (5.63%) IIS
1 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) MS Office
2 14 (19.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.41%) Remedy AR System
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) TCP/IP
2 14 (19.72%) HTTPS
3 8 (11.27%) DNS
4 7 (9.86%) SSL
4 7 (9.86%) HTTP
5 6 (8.45%) Wireshark
6 3 (4.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (23.94%) SoapUI
2 14 (19.72%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
4 11 (15.49%) SpecFlow
5 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
6 7 (9.86%) Jenkins
7 6 (8.45%) JIRA
8 5 (7.04%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (7.04%) Maven
9 4 (5.63%) JUnit
9 4 (5.63%) Selenium
10 3 (4.23%) Behat
10 3 (4.23%) Ant
11 2 (2.82%) JMeter
11 2 (2.82%) Zephyr
11 2 (2.82%) FitNesse
11 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
11 2 (2.82%) RSpec
12 1 (1.41%) Subversion
12 1 (1.41%) Toad
General
1 3 (4.23%) Billing
2 2 (2.82%) Military
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Analyst
2 28 (39.44%) Test Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Tester
4 12 (16.90%) Test Leader
5 8 (11.27%) Test Manager
5 8 (11.27%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) QA Tester
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Integration Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) QA Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Automation Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Test Specialist
8 3 (4.23%) Performance Test Specialist
9 2 (2.82%) Automation Tester
9 2 (2.82%) Performance Test Manager
9 2 (2.82%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (46.48%) .NET
2 18 (25.35%) Web Services
3 15 (21.13%) SOAP
4 14 (19.72%) HTML
4 14 (19.72%) ASP.NET
4 14 (19.72%) JSP
5 5 (7.04%) XML
6 4 (5.63%) Middleware
7 3 (4.23%) Gherkin
8 1 (1.41%) OLE
8 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.82%) DTV
1 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.82%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.35%) UNIX
2 16 (22.54%) Windows
3 14 (19.72%) Windows 2000
3 14 (19.72%) Windows XP
3 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Test Scripting
2 26 (36.62%) Test Automation
3 18 (25.35%) Knowledge Management
4 15 (21.13%) Software Testing
5 12 (16.90%) Project Management
5 12 (16.90%) Scrum
6 11 (15.49%) Quality Management
6 11 (15.49%) Document Management
7 10 (14.08%) Data Transformation
8 9 (12.68%) Regression Testing
8 9 (12.68%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Performance Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Load Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Workflow
10 7 (9.86%) Validation
10 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
10 7 (9.86%) User Stories
11 5 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.63%) TDD
12 4 (5.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 13 (18.31%) Java
3 12 (16.90%) VBA
4 11 (15.49%) Ruby
5 5 (7.04%) VBScript
5 5 (7.04%) VB
6 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) Python
7 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) C
8 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 28 (39.44%) ISTQB
2 26 (36.62%) Security Cleared
3 18 (25.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
4 11 (15.49%) MOS
5 10 (14.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (12.68%) ISEB
7 5 (7.04%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (4.23%) MCSE
8 3 (4.23%) CCNP
8 3 (4.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (23.94%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.45%) Nmap
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (22.54%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (8.45%) Nessus
4 4 (5.63%) Puppet
4 4 (5.63%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) HP
2 19 (26.76%) Oracle
3 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.86%) ESRI
5 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 2 (2.82%) BMC
5 2 (2.82%) Remedy