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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 93 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.12% 1.75% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 2.10% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 19
Median daily rate £413 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.32% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £354
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.25 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -22.67%
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
1531 1764 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.79% 83.21% 77.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1143 928
Median daily rate £400 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 89 74
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -34.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £12.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Hook +1 7 £465 +40.37%
Andover -10 5 £325 -
Winchester 0 3 £363 +20.83% 2
Wallington - 2 £450 -
Portsmouth -11 1 - - 1
Farnborough - 1 £500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 18 (43.90%) SOA
2 17 (41.46%) SOAP
2 17 (41.46%) SoapUI
3 16 (39.02%) Data Modelling
3 16 (39.02%) WSDL
3 16 (39.02%) XML
3 16 (39.02%) XSD
4 13 (31.71%) Oracle
4 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
5 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
6 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
6 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Selenium
6 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
6 8 (19.51%) SQL
6 8 (19.51%) C#
6 8 (19.51%) .NET
7 7 (17.07%) HP UFT
7 7 (17.07%) Java
7 7 (17.07%) Migration
8 6 (14.63%) Scrum
8 6 (14.63%) Finance
8 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.20%) BDD
9 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
9 5 (12.20%) User Stories
9 5 (12.20%) SpecFlow
9 5 (12.20%) Defect Management

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 2 (4.88%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) VLAN
2 2 (4.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.44%) ATM
3 1 (2.44%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (41.46%) SoapUI
2 8 (19.51%) Selenium
3 7 (17.07%) HP UFT
4 5 (12.20%) SpecFlow
4 5 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (9.76%) JIRA
6 3 (7.32%) JMeter
6 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
8 1 (2.44%) LabVIEW
8 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (26.83%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Designer
2 14 (34.15%) Solutions Designer
3 13 (31.71%) SOA Designer
3 13 (31.71%) SOA Solution Designer
4 9 (21.95%) Architect
4 9 (21.95%) SOA Architect
4 9 (21.95%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (21.95%) Telecoms Architect
4 9 (21.95%) Telecoms Designer
5 7 (17.07%) Tester
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle SOA Architect
6 6 (14.63%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 5 (12.20%) Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Automation Tester
7 5 (12.20%) Consultant
8 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
9 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
9 3 (7.32%) Test Leader
10 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) SOAP
2 16 (39.02%) WSDL
2 16 (39.02%) XML
2 16 (39.02%) XSD
3 8 (19.51%) .NET
4 2 (4.88%) Web Services
5 1 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.44%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.76%) Smart Meter
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) SOA
2 16 (39.02%) Data Modelling
3 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.51%) Regression Testing
5 8 (19.51%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Migration
7 6 (14.63%) Scrum
7 6 (14.63%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.20%) BDD
8 5 (12.20%) Defect Management
8 5 (12.20%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (12.20%) Requirements Management
8 5 (12.20%) User Stories
8 5 (12.20%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.76%) Case Management
9 4 (9.76%) Release Management
9 4 (9.76%) SDLC
9 4 (9.76%) Stress Testing
9 4 (9.76%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) C#
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) F#
4 3 (7.32%) C++
4 3 (7.32%) PHP
4 3 (7.32%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DBS Check
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Cacti
2 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 3 (7.32%) HP
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.44%) IBM
4 1 (2.44%) T-Plan
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Portsmouth
aap3
Rate: Attractive
Posted: 25 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago