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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 191 165 149
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 78 94 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 1.01% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.28% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 52 42
Median daily rate £383 £358 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +6.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.35%
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
7328 7361 6934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.20% 78.73% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4515 4210 3847
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 255 278
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 20 £465 +36.76% 3
Berkshire -23 15 £470 +34.28% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 14 £418 -2.62% 1
Kent - 11 £210 -
West Sussex -23 10 £350 -13.58% 1
Middlesex -3 2 £360 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £403 +34.16% 1
Surrey -12 2 £425 +6.25% 8
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 56 (32.94%) Test Scripting
2 52 (30.59%) Finance
3 49 (28.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 41 (24.12%) ISTQB
5 39 (22.94%) Test Management
6 38 (22.35%) ISEB
7 37 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (19.41%) Oracle
9 31 (18.24%) Regression Testing
10 28 (16.47%) SQL
10 28 (16.47%) Software Testing
11 27 (15.88%) Java
11 27 (15.88%) Integration Testing
12 26 (15.29%) XML
13 25 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
14 24 (14.12%) SOAP
14 24 (14.12%) Selenium
15 23 (13.53%) Security Cleared
15 23 (13.53%) SoapUI
16 22 (12.94%) Data Modelling
17 21 (12.35%) SOA
17 21 (12.35%) HP UFT
17 21 (12.35%) Test Automation
18 20 (11.76%) Telecoms
19 19 (11.18%) QA
19 19 (11.18%) System Testing
19 19 (11.18%) Defect Management
20 18 (10.59%) SDLC
20 18 (10.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 18 (10.59%) WSDL

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 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.53%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (1.76%) Confluence
5 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) concrete5
5 2 (1.18%) Drupal
5 2 (1.18%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.18%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.18%) WordPress
6 1 (0.59%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.59%) JBoss
6 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.76%) MS Project
3 2 (1.18%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.18%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.18%) GIMP
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.18%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.94%) Temenos T24
3 4 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.76%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (1.18%) Magento
6 1 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.59%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.59%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.59%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.59%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.59%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.59%) Temenos Globus
6 1 (0.59%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.18%) MailChimp
2 2 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.35%) 3G
1 4 (2.35%) Internet
1 4 (2.35%) WAN
2 3 (1.76%) 4G
2 3 (1.76%) HTTP
2 3 (1.76%) LTE
2 3 (1.76%) MVNO
2 3 (1.76%) SMS
2 3 (1.76%) SSL
2 3 (1.76%) Value-Added Service
2 3 (1.76%) VPN
3 2 (1.18%) LAN
3 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.18%) VLAN
3 2 (1.18%) VoIP
4 1 (0.59%) ATM
4 1 (0.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.59%) FTP
4 1 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.59%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) Oracle Database
2 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.35%) DB2
5 3 (1.76%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.76%) MySQL
5 3 (1.76%) Star Schema
6 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.18%) Big Data
6 2 (1.18%) OLTP
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.18%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.59%) Essbase
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (14.12%) Selenium
2 23 (13.53%) SoapUI
3 21 (12.35%) HP UFT
4 15 (8.82%) JIRA
5 10 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.12%) JUnit
6 7 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (4.12%) TestComplete
7 5 (2.94%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.35%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.76%) eggPlant
9 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.76%) JMeter
9 3 (1.76%) PyUnit
9 3 (1.76%) RSpec
9 3 (1.76%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.76%) WATIR
10 2 (1.18%) Gatling
10 2 (1.18%) Grunt
General
1 52 (30.59%) Finance
2 20 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.41%) Retail
4 13 (7.65%) Banking
5 4 (2.35%) Automotive
6 3 (1.76%) Billing
6 3 (1.76%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Back Office
8 1 (0.59%) Electronics
8 1 (0.59%) Front Office
8 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Marketing
8 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (24.71%) Test Manager
2 41 (24.12%) Analyst
3 38 (22.35%) Test Analyst
4 22 (12.94%) Designer
5 20 (11.76%) Solutions Designer
5 20 (11.76%) Tester
6 15 (8.82%) SOA Designer
6 15 (8.82%) SOA Solution Designer
7 14 (8.24%) Architect
8 13 (7.65%) Automation Tester
9 12 (7.06%) Test Leader
10 11 (6.47%) Telecoms Designer
11 10 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (5.29%) Developer
12 9 (5.29%) SOA Architect
12 9 (5.29%) Telecoms Architect
13 8 (4.71%) AS400 Test Analyst
14 7 (4.12%) Consultant
14 7 (4.12%) Test Engineer
15 6 (3.53%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.29%) XML
2 24 (14.12%) SOAP
3 18 (10.59%) WSDL
3 18 (10.59%) XSD
4 12 (7.06%) Web Services
5 9 (5.29%) .NET
6 4 (2.35%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.76%) J2EE
7 3 (1.76%) Middleware
7 3 (1.76%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (1.18%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.18%) CSS
8 2 (1.18%) D3.js
8 2 (1.18%) Ember.js
8 2 (1.18%) Flash
8 2 (1.18%) Highcharts JS
8 2 (1.18%) JSP
8 2 (1.18%) Marmalade SDK
8 2 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.18%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.71%) AS400
4 6 (3.53%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.94%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.35%) Mobile Banking
6 4 (2.35%) Smart Meter
6 4 (2.35%) User Experience
7 2 (1.18%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.59%) Biometrics
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) NHS
8 1 (0.59%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (10.00%) Windows
2 9 (5.29%) Unix
3 5 (2.94%) Windows 10
3 5 (2.94%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.76%) Linux
5 2 (1.18%) Android
5 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.18%) CentOS
6 1 (0.59%) Solaris
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (32.94%) Test Scripting
2 49 (28.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 39 (22.94%) Test Management
4 37 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (18.24%) Regression Testing
6 28 (16.47%) Software Testing
7 27 (15.88%) Integration Testing
8 25 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
9 22 (12.94%) Data Modelling
10 21 (12.35%) SOA
10 21 (12.35%) Test Automation
11 19 (11.18%) Defect Management
11 19 (11.18%) System Testing
12 18 (10.59%) SDLC
13 17 (10.00%) Migration
14 16 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (8.82%) Performance Testing
16 13 (7.65%) Functional Testing
17 12 (7.06%) Test Planning
18 11 (6.47%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.47%) SQL
2 27 (15.88%) Java
3 13 (7.65%) C#
4 7 (4.12%) Ruby
5 6 (3.53%) C++
6 5 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.94%) C
6 5 (2.94%) Python
6 5 (2.94%) VB
7 4 (2.35%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.35%) Perl
7 4 (2.35%) PHP
7 4 (2.35%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.76%) ABAP
8 3 (1.76%) F#
8 3 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.18%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.18%) Ada
9 2 (1.18%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 41 (24.12%) ISTQB
2 38 (22.35%) ISEB
3 23 (13.53%) Security Cleared
4 18 (10.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.88%) Degree
7 9 (5.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (4.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.18%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.35%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.35%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.18%) HDFS
3 1 (0.59%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (8.24%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.18%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.18%) Oozie
3 1 (0.59%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.59%) Cacti
3 1 (0.59%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.59%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.59%) Nagios
3 1 (0.59%) nmon
3 1 (0.59%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (19.41%) Oracle
2 15 (8.82%) HP
3 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.47%) SAP
5 6 (3.53%) webMethods
6 5 (2.94%) Adobe
6 5 (2.94%) Temenos
7 4 (2.35%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.76%) Cisco
8 3 (1.76%) Informatica
8 3 (1.76%) Telerik
9 2 (1.18%) Amdocs
9 2 (1.18%) BEA
9 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.18%) Cramer
9 2 (1.18%) Pega
9 2 (1.18%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.18%) Teradata
9 2 (1.18%) Zend
10 1 (0.59%) Charles River
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