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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 181 142 163
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 89 129 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 1.35% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.69% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 68 38
Median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £290 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £491 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £46.00 - £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
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
7237 7644 6847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.32% 79.97% 76.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4372 4547 3766
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 246 249
Median hourly rate £38.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -13 30 £435 +16.00% 4
Berkshire -1 22 £413 +10.00% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 13 £400 -11.11% 2
West Sussex -8 9 £283 -24.66%
Surrey -4 5 £438 +4.47% 5
Middlesex -3 4 £360 -4.00%
Oxfordshire 0 2 £403 +34.16%
Home Counties - 1 £700 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 55 (30.22%) Test Scripting
2 47 (25.82%) Finance
3 44 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (20.33%) ISEB
6 35 (19.23%) Java
7 33 (18.13%) Oracle
7 33 (18.13%) ISTQB
8 31 (17.03%) Selenium
9 30 (16.48%) System Integration Testing
10 29 (15.93%) Regression Testing
11 28 (15.38%) Software Testing
12 26 (14.29%) HP UFT
12 26 (14.29%) Test Management
13 23 (12.64%) SQL
13 23 (12.64%) Windows
14 22 (12.09%) XML
15 21 (11.54%) .NET
15 21 (11.54%) C#
15 21 (11.54%) SOA
15 21 (11.54%) Telecoms
16 20 (10.99%) Test Automation
17 19 (10.44%) Integration Testing
17 19 (10.44%) System Testing
17 19 (10.44%) Security Cleared
17 19 (10.44%) SOAP
18 18 (9.89%) Migration
18 18 (9.89%) SoapUI
19 17 (9.34%) SDLC
19 17 (9.34%) Smoke Testing

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 (2.75%) Confluence
2 4 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.10%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.10%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Temenos T24
2 4 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.20%) SAP PSCD
3 3 (1.65%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.55%) SAP FS
4 1 (0.55%) Temenos Globus
4 1 (0.55%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.30%) SaaS
2 3 (1.65%) PaaS
3 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.10%) Force.com
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.75%) Internet
2 4 (2.20%) 3G
2 4 (2.20%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.65%) 4G
3 3 (1.65%) HTTP
3 3 (1.65%) LTE
3 3 (1.65%) MVNO
3 3 (1.65%) SMS
3 3 (1.65%) SSL
3 3 (1.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.65%) Value-Added Service
3 3 (1.65%) VPN
4 2 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (1.10%) VoIP
4 2 (1.10%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) ATM
5 1 (0.55%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.55%) MPLS
5 1 (0.55%) SDH
5 1 (0.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.75%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.75%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.65%) DB2
3 3 (1.65%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.65%) Oracle OWB
3 3 (1.65%) Star Schema
4 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.10%) Big Data
4 2 (1.10%) OLTP
4 2 (1.10%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.55%) Essbase
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (17.03%) Selenium
2 26 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 18 (9.89%) SoapUI
4 14 (7.69%) JIRA
5 12 (6.59%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (4.40%) SpecFlow
8 6 (3.30%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.30%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.75%) JMeter
9 5 (2.75%) JUnit
10 4 (2.20%) TestComplete
10 4 (2.20%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.65%) MSTest
11 3 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.65%) PigUnit
11 3 (1.65%) PyUnit
11 3 (1.65%) RSpec
12 2 (1.10%) eggPlant
12 2 (1.10%) Gatling
General
1 47 (25.82%) Finance
2 21 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.59%) Retail
4 10 (5.49%) Banking
5 4 (2.20%) Automotive
6 3 (1.65%) Back Office
7 2 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) Front Office
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (22.53%) Analyst
2 35 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 34 (18.68%) Test Manager
4 24 (13.19%) Test Leader
4 24 (13.19%) Tester
5 20 (10.99%) Designer
6 18 (9.89%) Solutions Designer
7 17 (9.34%) Architect
7 17 (9.34%) Automation Tester
8 13 (7.14%) SOA Designer
8 13 (7.14%) SOA Solution Designer
9 12 (6.59%) Test Engineer
10 11 (6.04%) Developer
10 11 (6.04%) SOA Architect
10 11 (6.04%) Telecoms Designer
11 10 (5.49%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (4.95%) Telecoms Architect
13 6 (3.30%) Oracle Architect
13 6 (3.30%) Oracle SOA Architect
13 6 (3.30%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.09%) XML
2 21 (11.54%) .NET
3 19 (10.44%) SOAP
4 16 (8.79%) WSDL
4 16 (8.79%) XSD
5 8 (4.40%) Web Services
6 5 (2.75%) Gherkin
6 5 (2.75%) Web Dynpro
7 4 (2.20%) Middleware
8 3 (1.65%) J2EE
8 3 (1.65%) XSLT
9 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.10%) Ajax
9 2 (1.10%) Apache Tez
9 2 (1.10%) Flash
9 2 (1.10%) HTML
9 2 (1.10%) Mason
9 2 (1.10%) REST
9 2 (1.10%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.55%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.30%) AS400
3 5 (2.75%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.65%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.65%) User Experience
6 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.10%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (12.64%) Windows
2 12 (6.59%) Linux
3 10 (5.49%) Unix
4 9 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.75%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.22%) Test Scripting
2 44 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (16.48%) System Integration Testing
5 29 (15.93%) Regression Testing
6 28 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 26 (14.29%) Test Management
8 21 (11.54%) SOA
9 20 (10.99%) Test Automation
10 19 (10.44%) Integration Testing
10 19 (10.44%) System Testing
11 18 (9.89%) Migration
12 17 (9.34%) Data Modelling
12 17 (9.34%) Scrum
12 17 (9.34%) SDLC
12 17 (9.34%) Smoke Testing
13 14 (7.69%) Defect Management
14 13 (7.14%) BDD
14 13 (7.14%) Test Planning
15 12 (6.59%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.23%) Java
2 23 (12.64%) SQL
3 21 (11.54%) C#
4 11 (6.04%) C++
5 8 (4.40%) F#
5 8 (4.40%) VBScript
6 6 (3.30%) Ruby
7 5 (2.75%) ABAP
7 5 (2.75%) C
7 5 (2.75%) Perl
7 5 (2.75%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.20%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.20%) Python
9 3 (1.65%) Ada
9 3 (1.65%) PHP
9 3 (1.65%) Tcl
10 2 (1.10%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (20.33%) ISEB
2 33 (18.13%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.44%) Security Cleared
4 16 (8.79%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (4.95%) Degree
7 4 (2.20%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.65%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.40%) vSphere
2 7 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.10%) HDFS
6 1 (0.55%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (8.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.10%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (1.10%) Oozie
2 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.55%) Cacti
3 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.55%) Nagios
3 1 (0.55%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 33 (18.13%) Oracle
2 12 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (6.59%) SAP
3 11 (6.04%) HP
4 9 (4.95%) VMware
5 8 (4.40%) Red Hat
6 5 (2.75%) Adobe
6 5 (2.75%) IBM
6 5 (2.75%) Temenos
7 4 (2.20%) NetSuite
7 4 (2.20%) webMethods
8 3 (1.65%) Cisco
8 3 (1.65%) Informatica
8 3 (1.65%) Intel
8 3 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.65%) Veritas
9 2 (1.10%) Amdocs
9 2 (1.10%) BEA
9 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.10%) Citrix
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