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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 200 194 183
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 51 72 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.65% 0.77% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.96% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 49
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £495 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £57.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
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
6304 7487 7494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.11% 79.62% 76.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3759 4415 4208
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 308 284
Median hourly rate £34.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 15 £375 +1.69% 2
West Sussex +12 11 £250 - 4
Surrey +22 8 £398 -8.88% 1
Berkshire +3 6 £385 -9.41% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 3 - - 1
East Sussex +7 3 £350 -6.66%
Middlesex - 2 £380 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 65 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (30.92%) Selenium
3 40 (26.32%) C#
4 35 (23.03%) Scrum
5 31 (20.39%) Test Automation
6 30 (19.74%) Java
7 29 (19.08%) BDD
7 29 (19.08%) SpecFlow
8 28 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (18.42%) .NET
8 28 (18.42%) Test Scripting
8 28 (18.42%) Software Testing
9 25 (16.45%) Test Management
9 25 (16.45%) User Acceptance Testing
10 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
11 22 (14.47%) Oracle
11 22 (14.47%) System Integration Testing
12 21 (13.82%) SQL
12 21 (13.82%) Regression Testing
13 20 (13.16%) ISTQB
13 20 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
14 19 (12.50%) Waterfall
14 19 (12.50%) HP
14 19 (12.50%) Linux
15 18 (11.84%) Finance
15 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (11.18%) Migration
16 17 (11.18%) Automated Testing
16 17 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (10.53%) ISEB

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 5 (3.29%) Confluence
2 4 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.32%) CMS
4 2 (1.32%) SAP Portal
4 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.66%) JBoss
5 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (7.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.97%) MS Office
2 3 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.63%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.32%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (1.32%) SAP CRM
4 2 (1.32%) SAP FS
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.66%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.66%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.66%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) SaaS
2 6 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.95%) PaaS
3 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.32%) Force.com
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.66%) Office 365
4 1 (0.66%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.97%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.32%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.66%) HTTP
4 1 (0.66%) Skype
4 1 (0.66%) VLAN
4 1 (0.66%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.66%) DB2
4 1 (0.66%) MySQL
4 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 47 (30.92%) Selenium
2 29 (19.08%) SpecFlow
3 28 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (9.21%) HP UFT
4 14 (9.21%) WebDriver
5 12 (7.89%) Git (software)
5 12 (7.89%) JIRA
5 12 (7.89%) MSTest
6 7 (4.61%) Cucumber
6 7 (4.61%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.61%) LoadRunner
6 7 (4.61%) NUnit
6 7 (4.61%) Visual Studio
7 5 (3.29%) JMeter
7 5 (3.29%) Robot Framework
8 4 (2.63%) JUnit
8 4 (2.63%) TestNG
9 3 (1.97%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.97%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.97%) Toad
General
1 18 (11.84%) Finance
2 5 (3.29%) Retail
3 3 (1.97%) Automotive
3 3 (1.97%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.32%) Back Office
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Electronics
5 1 (0.66%) Legal
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Military
5 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (25.66%) Test Manager
2 27 (17.76%) Test Leader
3 23 (15.13%) Analyst
4 21 (13.82%) Tester
5 20 (13.16%) Test Engineer
6 18 (11.84%) Test Analyst
7 16 (10.53%) Automation Tester
8 11 (7.24%) Architect
9 10 (6.58%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Consultant
10 8 (5.26%) Developer
11 6 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (3.95%) Software Test Engineer
12 5 (3.29%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (3.29%) Programme Manager
12 5 (3.29%) Programme Test Manager
12 5 (3.29%) Test Programme Manager
13 4 (2.63%) Development Engineer
13 4 (2.63%) Test Architect
13 4 (2.63%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.42%) .NET
2 16 (10.53%) XML
3 10 (6.58%) RESTful
4 7 (4.61%) SOAP
5 6 (3.95%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.95%) HTML
5 6 (3.95%) Web Services
6 4 (2.63%) Web Dynpro
7 3 (1.97%) CSS
7 3 (1.97%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.97%) Middleware
7 3 (1.97%) XSLT
8 2 (1.32%) Ajax
8 2 (1.32%) Flash
8 2 (1.32%) Mason
8 2 (1.32%) Visualforce
9 1 (0.66%) J2EE
9 1 (0.66%) Node.js
9 1 (0.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.29%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.97%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.32%) IVR
5 2 (1.32%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.32%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.32%) User Experience
6 1 (0.66%) CCTV
6 1 (0.66%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) iSeries
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
6 1 (0.66%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.50%) Linux
2 16 (10.53%) Windows
3 13 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (5.92%) Unix
5 7 (4.61%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.63%) AIX
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.97%) Android
9 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.66%) Solaris
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (42.76%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.03%) Scrum
3 31 (20.39%) Test Automation
4 29 (19.08%) BDD
5 28 (18.42%) Software Testing
5 28 (18.42%) Test Scripting
6 25 (16.45%) Test Management
6 25 (16.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (14.47%) System Integration Testing
8 21 (13.82%) Regression Testing
9 19 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 18 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (11.18%) Automated Testing
11 17 (11.18%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (11.18%) Migration
12 15 (9.87%) Defect Tracking
12 15 (9.87%) Project Management
13 14 (9.21%) User Stories
14 13 (8.55%) Non-Functional Testing
15 12 (7.89%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (26.32%) C#
2 30 (19.74%) Java
3 21 (13.82%) SQL
4 13 (8.55%) F#
5 9 (5.92%) C++
6 7 (4.61%) C
6 7 (4.61%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.61%) T-SQL
6 7 (4.61%) VBScript
7 4 (2.63%) ABAP
7 4 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.97%) PHP
8 3 (1.97%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.32%) Apex Code
9 2 (1.32%) Python
10 1 (0.66%) Ada
10 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.66%) Perl
10 1 (0.66%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (13.16%) ISTQB
2 16 (10.53%) ISEB
2 16 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 14 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.26%) Degree
6 4 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.32%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.87%) QA
2 3 (1.97%) SDET
System Software
1 13 (8.55%) vSphere
2 10 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.29%) Docker
4 4 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.32%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.97%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.66%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.66%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.47%) Oracle
3 19 (12.50%) HP
4 15 (9.87%) VMware
5 14 (9.21%) SAP
6 13 (8.55%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.26%) IBM
8 5 (3.29%) webMethods
9 4 (2.63%) Adobe
9 4 (2.63%) Intel
9 4 (2.63%) NetSuite
9 4 (2.63%) T-Plan
9 4 (2.63%) Veritas
10 3 (1.97%) Citrix
10 3 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.32%) Avaya
11 2 (1.32%) Capita
11 2 (1.32%) Informatica
11 2 (1.32%) Workday
12 1 (0.66%) Northgate
Crawley, West Sussex
WestPoint Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Networkers
Rate: £45.87 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
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Rate: £250 - £285 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago