The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / South East
Rank 186 181 171
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 53 75 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.91% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.14% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 46
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £522 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £357
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £44.19 £60.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.35% +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £122.50 £35.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5884 6563 7065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.39% 79.99% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3451 3925 3900
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 284 242
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.41% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the South East region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the South East region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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
West Sussex +11 15 £288 -
Hampshire +9 15 £444 +36.53% 3
Surrey +19 9 £405 -2.40% 4
Berkshire -3 5 £420 -8.19% 5
East Sussex +7 4 £438 +16.66% 1
Kent -5 2 £203 -3.57%
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - - 3
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (30.89%) Selenium
3 32 (26.02%) C#
4 28 (22.76%) BDD
5 27 (21.95%) SpecFlow
6 26 (21.14%) Test Management
7 25 (20.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 25 (20.33%) Scrum
8 24 (19.51%) Test Automation
8 24 (19.51%) Test Scripting
8 24 (19.51%) Software Testing
9 23 (18.70%) Microsoft
10 21 (17.07%) Oracle
10 21 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (16.26%) XML
11 20 (16.26%) HP
11 20 (16.26%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (15.45%) ISTQB
12 19 (15.45%) Java
13 18 (14.63%) SQL
13 18 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (13.82%) Automated Testing
14 17 (13.82%) .NET
14 17 (13.82%) System Integration Testing
15 16 (13.01%) Finance
15 16 (13.01%) ISEB
15 16 (13.01%) JIRA
15 16 (13.01%) WebDriver
16 15 (12.20%) SAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (5.69%) Confluence
2 4 (3.25%) SAP Portal
2 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.81%) CMS
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.25%) MS Project
3 3 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (4.07%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.81%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.81%) SAP FS
5 1 (0.81%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.81%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.25%) SaaS
3 3 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.81%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.07%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.07%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.63%) HeidiSQL
5 1 (0.81%) DB2
5 1 (0.81%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (30.89%) Selenium
2 27 (21.95%) SpecFlow
3 25 (20.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (13.01%) JIRA
4 16 (13.01%) WebDriver
5 13 (10.57%) Git (software)
6 10 (8.13%) MSTest
7 8 (6.50%) NUnit
8 7 (5.69%) Visual Studio
9 6 (4.88%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.88%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.25%) Protractor
10 4 (3.25%) Robot Framework
11 3 (2.44%) JUnit
11 3 (2.44%) LoadRunner
11 3 (2.44%) TestNG
11 3 (2.44%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.63%) NetBeans
12 2 (1.63%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (1.63%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Retail
3 3 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (0.81%) Electronics
4 1 (0.81%) Legal
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Military
4 1 (0.81%) Publishing
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (30.08%) Test Manager
2 21 (17.07%) Analyst
3 18 (14.63%) Test Engineer
4 17 (13.82%) Test Analyst
5 15 (12.20%) Tester
6 14 (11.38%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.94%) Automation Tester
8 10 (8.13%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.69%) Architect
9 7 (5.69%) Developer
10 5 (4.07%) ABAP Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (4.07%) Consultant
10 5 (4.07%) SAP Developer
10 5 (4.07%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.25%) Software Development Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Test Automation Manager
11 4 (3.25%) Test Development Engineer
11 4 (3.25%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.26%) XML
2 17 (13.82%) .NET
3 11 (8.94%) RESTful
4 10 (8.13%) SOAP
5 6 (4.88%) Web Services
6 5 (4.07%) HTML
6 5 (4.07%) Web Dynpro
7 4 (3.25%) .NET Framework
8 3 (2.44%) CSS
9 2 (1.63%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.63%) REST
9 2 (1.63%) WSDL
9 2 (1.63%) XSD
9 2 (1.63%) XSLT
10 1 (0.81%) J2EE
10 1 (0.81%) Middleware
10 1 (0.81%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.63%) IVR
3 2 (1.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.81%) CCTV
4 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.81%) iSeries
4 1 (0.81%) NHS
4 1 (0.81%) PMI
4 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.50%) Linux
2 7 (5.69%) Unix
2 7 (5.69%) Windows
3 6 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.44%) Android
6 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.63%) AIX
7 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) Solaris
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.76%) BDD
3 26 (21.14%) Test Management
4 25 (20.33%) Scrum
5 24 (19.51%) Software Testing
5 24 (19.51%) Test Automation
5 24 (19.51%) Test Scripting
6 21 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (13.82%) Automated Testing
8 17 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (13.82%) System Integration Testing
9 15 (12.20%) Non-Functional Testing
9 15 (12.20%) Regression Testing
9 15 (12.20%) Waterfall
10 14 (11.38%) Migration
11 13 (10.57%) Defect Tracking
11 13 (10.57%) Project Management
11 13 (10.57%) TDD
12 12 (9.76%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.02%) C#
2 19 (15.45%) Java
3 18 (14.63%) SQL
4 8 (6.50%) F#
4 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.50%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.88%) C
7 5 (4.07%) ABAP
8 2 (1.63%) C++
8 2 (1.63%) PHP
8 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.63%) Python
9 1 (0.81%) Ada
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.81%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (15.45%) ISTQB
2 16 (13.01%) ISEB
3 12 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.88%) Degree
7 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.94%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) SDET
3 2 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (4.88%) vSphere
2 5 (4.07%) Docker
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.63%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.81%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (18.70%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.07%) Oracle
3 20 (16.26%) HP
4 15 (12.20%) SAP
5 9 (7.32%) webMethods
6 7 (5.69%) VMware
7 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.07%) Adobe
9 4 (3.25%) IBM
10 2 (1.63%) Avaya
10 2 (1.63%) Capita
10 2 (1.63%) T-Plan
10 2 (1.63%) Workday
11 1 (0.81%) Ariba
11 1 (0.81%) Google
11 1 (0.81%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.81%) Informatica
11 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.81%) Saba
11 1 (0.81%) Veritas
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