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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 176 179 168
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 85 93 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 0.94% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.18% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 43
Median daily rate £405 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £465 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+39.06% -0.08%
Test Strategy
England

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
6689 7861 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.40% 79.64% 76.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4129 4807 3976
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 270 281
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.09 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.10% +68.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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
Hampshire +7 23 £435 +5.45% 5
Buckinghamshire +30 21 £375 -
Berkshire +14 19 £425 +13.33% 2
West Sussex -17 8 £260 -9.56% 2
Surrey +13 7 £365 -2.66% 1
Middlesex -2 3 £380 +2.01%
Kent +5 1 £425 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 60 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.31%) Java
3 38 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (22.84%) Selenium
5 36 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 34 (20.99%) Scrum
7 33 (20.37%) C#
8 29 (17.90%) .NET
9 28 (17.28%) Software Testing
10 27 (16.67%) Finance
11 25 (15.43%) ISTQB
11 25 (15.43%) Test Management
12 24 (14.81%) Test Automation
13 22 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 22 (13.58%) BDD
13 22 (13.58%) System Integration Testing
13 22 (13.58%) ISEB
13 22 (13.58%) Oracle
14 20 (12.35%) Migration
14 20 (12.35%) SpecFlow
15 19 (11.73%) Waterfall
15 19 (11.73%) Regression Testing
15 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
16 18 (11.11%) Windows
16 18 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
17 17 (10.49%) QA
17 17 (10.49%) HP UFT
18 16 (9.88%) XML
18 16 (9.88%) Security Cleared

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 4 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (2.47%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.85%) Confluence
2 3 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.23%) CMS
3 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.62%) JBoss
4 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.85%) MS Office
2 3 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.85%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.85%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (1.23%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.23%) SAP FS
3 2 (1.23%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.62%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle iStore
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.62%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.62%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) SaaS
2 6 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.70%) PaaS
3 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.23%) Force.com
4 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.09%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.47%) HTTP
2 4 (2.47%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.85%) Internet
4 2 (1.23%) 3G
4 2 (1.23%) 4G
4 2 (1.23%) LTE
4 2 (1.23%) MVNO
4 2 (1.23%) SMS
4 2 (1.23%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (0.62%) Skype
5 1 (0.62%) SSL
5 1 (0.62%) VLAN
5 1 (0.62%) VPN
5 1 (0.62%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.94%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.23%) Big Data
3 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.23%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.23%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.62%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.62%) DB2
4 1 (0.62%) MySQL
4 1 (0.62%) OLTP
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.62%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 37 (22.84%) Selenium
2 22 (13.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (12.35%) SpecFlow
4 17 (10.49%) HP UFT
5 12 (7.41%) JIRA
6 10 (6.17%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.56%) WebDriver
8 8 (4.94%) Jenkins
9 6 (3.70%) JUnit
9 6 (3.70%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.70%) MSTest
9 6 (3.70%) SoapUI
9 6 (3.70%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.09%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (2.47%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.47%) JMeter
11 4 (2.47%) Robot Framework
11 4 (2.47%) TestNG
12 3 (1.85%) NetBeans
12 3 (1.85%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (16.67%) Finance
2 12 (7.41%) Retail
3 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.09%) Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Automotive
5 3 (1.85%) Back Office
6 2 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Front Office
7 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
7 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (22.84%) Test Manager
2 28 (17.28%) Analyst
3 26 (16.05%) Test Leader
4 24 (14.81%) Tester
5 21 (12.96%) Test Analyst
6 20 (12.35%) Automation Tester
7 17 (10.49%) Test Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) Architect
9 8 (4.94%) Consultant
9 8 (4.94%) Designer
9 8 (4.94%) Developer
10 7 (4.32%) Software Engineer
10 7 (4.32%) Test Automation Engineer
11 6 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (3.70%) Solutions Designer
12 5 (3.09%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.09%) SOA Architect
12 5 (3.09%) Software Test Engineer
13 4 (2.47%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.90%) .NET
2 16 (9.88%) XML
3 7 (4.32%) SOAP
3 7 (4.32%) Web Services
4 6 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.70%) HTML
4 6 (3.70%) WSDL
4 6 (3.70%) XSD
5 4 (2.47%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.85%) CSS
6 3 (1.85%) RESTful
6 3 (1.85%) Web Dynpro
6 3 (1.85%) XSLT
7 2 (1.23%) Ajax
7 2 (1.23%) Flash
7 2 (1.23%) Mason
7 2 (1.23%) Middleware
7 2 (1.23%) Visualforce
8 1 (0.62%) Node.js
8 1 (0.62%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.23%) IVR
5 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.23%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.23%) User Experience
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.62%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) iSeries
6 1 (0.62%) NHS
6 1 (0.62%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.11%) Windows
2 15 (9.26%) Linux
3 10 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (4.94%) Unix
5 6 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.47%) AIX
7 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.85%) Android
8 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 36 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 34 (20.99%) Scrum
5 28 (17.28%) Software Testing
6 25 (15.43%) Test Management
7 24 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 22 (13.58%) BDD
8 22 (13.58%) System Integration Testing
9 20 (12.35%) Migration
10 19 (11.73%) Regression Testing
10 19 (11.73%) Waterfall
11 18 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (9.88%) Defect Tracking
13 14 (8.64%) CRM
13 14 (8.64%) Defect Management
14 13 (8.02%) ERP
14 13 (8.02%) System Testing
15 12 (7.41%) Automation Testing
15 12 (7.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.31%) Java
2 33 (20.37%) C#
3 12 (7.41%) C++
3 12 (7.41%) F#
4 9 (5.56%) SQL
5 8 (4.94%) VBScript
6 7 (4.32%) C
7 5 (3.09%) PHP
8 4 (2.47%) Ada
8 4 (2.47%) Perl
8 4 (2.47%) Python
8 4 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.47%) Tcl
9 3 (1.85%) ABAP
9 3 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.23%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (15.43%) ISTQB
2 22 (13.58%) ISEB
3 16 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 16 (9.88%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (4.94%) Degree
6 4 (2.47%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.49%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (6.17%) vSphere
2 7 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.47%) Docker
4 3 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.62%) HDFS
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.62%) Oozie
4 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (13.58%) Oracle
2 19 (11.73%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.41%) SAP
4 11 (6.79%) HP
4 11 (6.79%) VMware
5 10 (6.17%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.32%) IBM
7 4 (2.47%) NetSuite
7 4 (2.47%) T-Plan
8 3 (1.85%) Adobe
8 3 (1.85%) Intel
8 3 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.85%) Veritas
9 2 (1.23%) Avaya
9 2 (1.23%) Citrix
9 2 (1.23%) Informatica
9 2 (1.23%) Temenos
9 2 (1.23%) webMethods
10 1 (0.62%) Charles River
10 1 (0.62%) Remedy
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