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 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 190 151 158
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 75 114 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 1.21% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.52% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 59 37
Median daily rate £403 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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
7180 7498 6836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.59% 79.60% 75.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4392 4364 3776
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 242 259
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.44 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 29 June 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 29 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
Hampshire -8 24 £413 +19.56% 6
Berkshire -11 16 £450 +20.00% 2
West Sussex -10 11 £350 -13.58%
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £425 -5.55% 4
Surrey -6 5 £438 +9.37% 6
Oxfordshire +6 3 £403 +34.16% 1
Middlesex -2 3 £360 -
Kent +8 2 £230 -8.00% 1
Home Counties - 1 £700 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 54 (32.53%) Test Scripting
2 50 (30.12%) Finance
3 44 (26.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (22.29%) ISTQB
6 36 (21.69%) ISEB
7 34 (20.48%) Oracle
8 29 (17.47%) Java
8 29 (17.47%) Test Management
8 29 (17.47%) System Integration Testing
9 28 (16.87%) SQL
9 28 (16.87%) Regression Testing
10 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
11 25 (15.06%) Selenium
12 23 (13.86%) Integration Testing
12 23 (13.86%) Test Automation
13 22 (13.25%) HP UFT
14 21 (12.65%) Windows
15 20 (12.05%) SOAP
16 19 (11.45%) SoapUI
16 19 (11.45%) Defect Management
16 19 (11.45%) XML
16 19 (11.45%) SOA
16 19 (11.45%) Telecoms
17 18 (10.84%) Data Modelling
17 18 (10.84%) C#
17 18 (10.84%) SDLC
17 18 (10.84%) System Testing
17 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
18 17 (10.24%) JIRA

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 6 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.41%) Confluence
2 4 (2.41%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Pig
3 2 (1.20%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS Office
2 2 (1.20%) MS Project
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.01%) Temenos T24
3 4 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.41%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (1.20%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.60%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.60%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.60%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.60%) SAP FS
5 1 (0.60%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.60%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.60%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.41%) SaaS
2 3 (1.81%) PaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.01%) Internet
2 4 (2.41%) 3G
2 4 (2.41%) WAN
3 3 (1.81%) 4G
3 3 (1.81%) HTTP
3 3 (1.81%) LTE
3 3 (1.81%) MVNO
3 3 (1.81%) SMS
3 3 (1.81%) SSL
3 3 (1.81%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.81%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (1.81%) VLAN
3 3 (1.81%) VPN
4 2 (1.20%) LAN
4 2 (1.20%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.60%) GGSN
5 1 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.60%) SGSN
5 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.01%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (2.41%) DB2
4 3 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.81%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.81%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.20%) Apache Hive
5 2 (1.20%) Big Data
5 2 (1.20%) OLTP
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.20%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) Essbase
6 1 (0.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 25 (15.06%) Selenium
2 22 (13.25%) HP UFT
3 19 (11.45%) SoapUI
4 17 (10.24%) JIRA
5 11 (6.63%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (4.22%) JMeter
7 7 (4.22%) LoadRunner
8 5 (3.01%) SpecFlow
9 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
9 4 (2.41%) JUnit
9 4 (2.41%) TestComplete
10 3 (1.81%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (1.81%) PigUnit
10 3 (1.81%) PyUnit
10 3 (1.81%) RSpec
10 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.81%) WebDriver
11 2 (1.20%) CA Gen
11 2 (1.20%) eggPlant
General
1 50 (30.12%) Finance
2 19 (11.45%) Telecoms
3 13 (7.83%) Retail
4 11 (6.63%) Banking
5 4 (2.41%) Automotive
6 3 (1.81%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Billing
8 1 (0.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 42 (25.30%) Analyst
2 39 (23.49%) Test Analyst
3 31 (18.67%) Test Manager
4 22 (13.25%) Tester
5 20 (12.05%) Designer
6 18 (10.84%) Solutions Designer
7 15 (9.04%) Test Leader
8 14 (8.43%) Automation Tester
9 13 (7.83%) Architect
9 13 (7.83%) SOA Designer
9 13 (7.83%) SOA Solution Designer
9 13 (7.83%) Test Engineer
10 11 (6.63%) Telecoms Designer
11 10 (6.02%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (5.42%) Developer
12 9 (5.42%) SOA Architect
12 9 (5.42%) Telecoms Architect
13 8 (4.82%) AS400 Test Analyst
14 6 (3.61%) Oracle Architect
14 6 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.05%) SOAP
2 19 (11.45%) XML
3 16 (9.64%) WSDL
3 16 (9.64%) XSD
4 12 (7.23%) .NET
5 8 (4.82%) Web Services
6 4 (2.41%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.41%) Middleware
6 4 (2.41%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (1.81%) J2EE
8 2 (1.20%) Apache Tez
8 2 (1.20%) REST
9 1 (0.60%) HTML
9 1 (0.60%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.60%) RESTful
9 1 (0.60%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.82%) AS400
3 7 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.01%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.41%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.81%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.81%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.81%) User Experience
7 2 (1.20%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.60%) NHS
8 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.65%) Windows
2 9 (5.42%) Unix
3 5 (3.01%) Linux
3 5 (3.01%) Windows 10
3 5 (3.01%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.60%) AIX
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.53%) Test Scripting
2 44 (26.51%) User Acceptance Testing
3 40 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (17.47%) System Integration Testing
4 29 (17.47%) Test Management
5 28 (16.87%) Regression Testing
6 26 (15.66%) Software Testing
7 23 (13.86%) Integration Testing
7 23 (13.86%) Test Automation
8 19 (11.45%) Defect Management
8 19 (11.45%) SOA
9 18 (10.84%) Data Modelling
9 18 (10.84%) SDLC
9 18 (10.84%) System Testing
10 16 (9.64%) Migration
11 13 (7.83%) CRM
11 13 (7.83%) Performance Testing
11 13 (7.83%) Scrum
12 11 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (6.02%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.47%) Java
2 28 (16.87%) SQL
3 18 (10.84%) C#
4 7 (4.22%) C++
5 6 (3.61%) C
5 6 (3.61%) Ruby
6 5 (3.01%) F#
6 5 (3.01%) Perl
7 4 (2.41%) ABAP
7 4 (2.41%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.41%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.41%) Python
7 4 (2.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.81%) Ada
8 3 (1.81%) PHP
8 3 (1.81%) Tcl
8 3 (1.81%) VBScript
9 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.20%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (22.29%) ISTQB
2 36 (21.69%) ISEB
3 18 (10.84%) Security Cleared
4 15 (9.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (8.43%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.61%) Degree
6 6 (3.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (2.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.81%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.43%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.20%) HDFS
3 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (1.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.60%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (9.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.20%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.20%) Oozie
2 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.60%) CA Wily
3 1 (0.60%) Cacti
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.60%) Nagios
3 1 (0.60%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 34 (20.48%) Oracle
2 14 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 11 (6.63%) HP
3 11 (6.63%) SAP
4 5 (3.01%) Temenos
4 5 (3.01%) webMethods
5 4 (2.41%) Adobe
6 3 (1.81%) Cisco
6 3 (1.81%) IBM
6 3 (1.81%) Informatica
6 3 (1.81%) VMware
7 2 (1.20%) Amdocs
7 2 (1.20%) BEA
7 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.20%) Citrix
7 2 (1.20%) Intel
7 2 (1.20%) Pega
7 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.20%) Teradata
7 2 (1.20%) Veritas
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Winchester
Spectrum IT
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 14 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Hursley)
Rate: From £28,000 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago