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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / South East
Rank 181 172 170
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 62 85 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.22% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 50 42
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.55% +81.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%

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
6133 6948 7637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 80.97% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3617 4286 4183
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 272 252
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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
Hampshire +6 18 £400 +8.47% 6
West Sussex -6 11 £288 -4.16% 1
Berkshire +14 9 £417 +11.06% 5
Kent +1 8 £203 -3.57% 1
Oxfordshire -3 5 £425 +30.76% 1
Surrey +11 4 £395 -15.95% 8
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £325 -18.75%
East Sussex +1 2 £525 +84.21%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.44%) Selenium
2 29 (25.44%) Test Scripting
3 28 (24.56%) Test Management
4 25 (21.93%) Test Automation
5 22 (19.30%) BDD
5 22 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (19.30%) C#
6 20 (17.54%) Regression Testing
7 19 (16.67%) HP
8 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
8 18 (15.79%) SQL
8 18 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 17 (14.91%) SpecFlow
9 17 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (14.91%) JIRA
10 16 (14.04%) Software Testing
10 16 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (14.04%) Oracle
11 15 (13.16%) Migration
11 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
11 15 (13.16%) Automated Testing
11 15 (13.16%) System Integration Testing
12 14 (12.28%) Waterfall
12 14 (12.28%) Finance
12 14 (12.28%) ISEB
13 13 (11.40%) SOAP
13 13 (11.40%) Git (software)

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 10 (8.77%) Confluence
2 4 (3.51%) SAP Portal
2 4 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.75%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.51%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.51%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.88%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.39%) Ethernet
1 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.75%) Big Data
4 2 (1.75%) HeidiSQL
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 29 (25.44%) Selenium
2 18 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (14.91%) JIRA
3 17 (14.91%) SpecFlow
4 15 (13.16%) WebDriver
5 13 (11.40%) Git (software)
6 8 (7.02%) MSTest
6 8 (7.02%) NUnit
7 7 (6.14%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.39%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.39%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.51%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.51%) Protractor
9 4 (3.51%) Robot Framework
10 3 (2.63%) SilkTest
11 2 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (1.75%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.75%) TestNG
11 2 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 9 (7.89%) Retail
3 4 (3.51%) Automotive
4 2 (1.75%) Banking
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Billing
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Military
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 22 (19.30%) Analyst
3 19 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 14 (12.28%) Tester
5 13 (11.40%) Test Engineer
5 13 (11.40%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) SAP Developer
9 4 (3.51%) ABAP Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Architect
9 4 (3.51%) Automation Tester
9 4 (3.51%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Programme Test Manager
9 4 (3.51%) Software Test Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Test Programme Manager
10 3 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (2.63%) Software Development Engineer
10 3 (2.63%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.40%) SOAP
2 12 (10.53%) XML
3 11 (9.65%) .NET
4 10 (8.77%) RESTful
4 10 (8.77%) Web Services
5 5 (4.39%) Middleware
6 4 (3.51%) REST
6 4 (3.51%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (2.63%) CSS
7 3 (2.63%) HTML
8 2 (1.75%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.75%) WSDL
8 2 (1.75%) XSD
9 1 (0.88%) HTML5
9 1 (0.88%) Java EE
9 1 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
9 1 (0.88%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.14%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) IVR
4 2 (1.75%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.88%) CCTV
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.26%) Windows
2 4 (3.51%) Linux
2 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (2.63%) Unix
3 3 (2.63%) Windows Server
3 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
4 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.44%) Test Scripting
3 28 (24.56%) Test Management
4 25 (21.93%) Test Automation
5 22 (19.30%) BDD
5 22 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (17.54%) Regression Testing
7 18 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 17 (14.91%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (14.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (14.04%) Software Testing
10 15 (13.16%) Automated Testing
10 15 (13.16%) Migration
10 15 (13.16%) System Integration Testing
11 14 (12.28%) Waterfall
12 13 (11.40%) Functional Testing
13 12 (10.53%) Scrum
14 11 (9.65%) Project Management
14 11 (9.65%) TDD
14 11 (9.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.30%) C#
2 18 (15.79%) SQL
3 11 (9.65%) Java
4 8 (7.02%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.02%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.26%) C
7 5 (4.39%) F#
8 4 (3.51%) ABAP
9 2 (1.75%) C++
9 2 (1.75%) Python
10 1 (0.88%) Ada
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) ISEB
2 12 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 12 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.77%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.51%) Degree
6 2 (1.75%) PMP
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) Data Quality
1 6 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.75%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (4.39%) Docker
1 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.63%) vSphere
3 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.88%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) HP
2 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.04%) Oracle
4 12 (10.53%) SAP
5 8 (7.02%) VMware
6 7 (6.14%) webMethods
7 5 (4.39%) IBM
8 4 (3.51%) Adobe
8 4 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.75%) Avaya
10 2 (1.75%) Capita
10 2 (1.75%) T-Plan
10 2 (1.75%) Workday
11 1 (0.88%) Apigee
11 1 (0.88%) Ariba
11 1 (0.88%) Citrix
11 1 (0.88%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.88%) Intel
11 1 (0.88%) Veritas
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