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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 161 175 159
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 92 81 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.13% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 36 38
Average daily rate £356 £363 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £289 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
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
6791 7200 6227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.38% 77.44% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3942 3316
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 232 260
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +15 22 £338 -4.92% 1
Buckinghamshire +25 21 £400 -5.88%
Berkshire -14 15 £373 +6.42% 5
Kent - 9 £210 -
West Sussex +3 7 £288 -26.75% 2
Surrey -8 7 £415 +33.87% 4
Oxfordshire +2 5 £325 -35.00% 1
East Sussex +13 4 £285 -10.93%
Home Counties -1 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 55 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 47 (27.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 43 (25.15%) Test Management
5 37 (21.64%) Finance
6 36 (21.05%) Selenium
6 36 (21.05%) Oracle
6 36 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 31 (18.13%) Java
7 31 (18.13%) ISTQB
8 30 (17.54%) Regression Testing
9 29 (16.96%) SQL
9 29 (16.96%) Functional Testing
10 28 (16.37%) SC Cleared
10 28 (16.37%) Test Automation
10 28 (16.37%) ISEB
10 28 (16.37%) HP UFT
11 26 (15.20%) HP
12 25 (14.62%) Software Testing
13 22 (12.87%) QA
13 22 (12.87%) Migration
13 22 (12.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (11.70%) Integration Testing
14 20 (11.70%) Scrum
15 18 (10.53%) BDD
16 16 (9.36%) System Testing
16 16 (9.36%) ISEB Practitioner
17 15 (8.77%) Banking
17 15 (8.77%) VB
17 15 (8.77%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.09%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.34%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (1.75%) Confluence
4 3 (1.75%) Documentum
4 3 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.75%) JBoss
4 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.75%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.17%) CMS
5 2 (1.17%) concrete5
5 2 (1.17%) Drupal
5 2 (1.17%) ExpressionEngine
5 2 (1.17%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (1.17%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.17%) WordPress
6 1 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.17%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.17%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.17%) GIMP
3 2 (1.17%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.17%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.34%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.34%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (2.34%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (1.75%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (1.17%) Magento
3 2 (1.17%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.17%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.58%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.58%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.34%) SaaS
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.17%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.34%) WAN
2 3 (1.75%) HTTP
3 2 (1.17%) FTP
3 2 (1.17%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.17%) LAN
3 2 (1.17%) VLAN
4 1 (0.58%) 3G
4 1 (0.58%) DAB
4 1 (0.58%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.58%) LTE
4 1 (0.58%) Network Security
4 1 (0.58%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.58%) SMS
4 1 (0.58%) SS7
4 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (4.68%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.92%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.75%) DB2
6 3 (1.75%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.17%) MySQL
7 2 (1.17%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.58%) GIS
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (21.05%) Selenium
2 28 (16.37%) HP UFT
3 15 (8.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (8.77%) WebDriver
4 14 (8.19%) JIRA
4 14 (8.19%) SoapUI
5 12 (7.02%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (4.68%) LoadRunner
7 6 (3.51%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.51%) SpecFlow
7 6 (3.51%) TestComplete
8 5 (2.92%) JUnit
8 5 (2.92%) WATIR
9 4 (2.34%) JMeter
9 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.75%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.75%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.75%) Introscope
10 3 (1.75%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.17%) Grunt
General
1 37 (21.64%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Banking
3 12 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.68%) Retail
5 5 (2.92%) Marketing
6 4 (2.34%) Billing
6 4 (2.34%) Electronics
6 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.34%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (28.65%) Analyst
2 45 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 44 (25.73%) Test Manager
4 20 (11.70%) Consultant
5 18 (10.53%) Tester
6 12 (7.02%) Developer
6 12 (7.02%) Test Leader
7 10 (5.85%) Automation Tester
7 10 (5.85%) Test Consultant
8 9 (5.26%) Designer
9 8 (4.68%) Architect
9 8 (4.68%) Functional Consultant
10 6 (3.51%) Selenium Test Analyst
10 6 (3.51%) Test Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) AS400 Test Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Data Architect
11 5 (2.92%) Solutions Designer
12 4 (2.34%) Banking Analyst
12 4 (2.34%) Integration Engineer
12 4 (2.34%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.19%) .NET
2 13 (7.60%) XML
3 12 (7.02%) Web Services
4 8 (4.68%) SOAP
5 7 (4.09%) J2EE
6 6 (3.51%) HTML
6 6 (3.51%) Middleware
7 5 (2.92%) CSS
7 5 (2.92%) XSD
8 4 (2.34%) RESTful
8 4 (2.34%) WSDL
9 3 (1.75%) Web Dynpro
10 2 (1.17%) CSS3
10 2 (1.17%) Flash
10 2 (1.17%) JDBC
10 2 (1.17%) JSP
10 2 (1.17%) Laravel
10 2 (1.17%) ODBC
10 2 (1.17%) PhoneGap
10 2 (1.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.02%) Management Information System
2 11 (6.43%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.68%) Data Integration
5 6 (3.51%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.92%) AS400
6 5 (2.92%) User Experience
7 4 (2.34%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (2.34%) NHS
8 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.58%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.58%) CCTV
10 1 (0.58%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.58%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.77%) Windows
2 10 (5.85%) Unix
3 4 (2.34%) Windows 10
3 4 (2.34%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.17%) Android
5 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.17%) CentOS
5 2 (1.17%) Linux
5 2 (1.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.16%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 47 (27.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 43 (25.15%) Test Management
5 30 (17.54%) Regression Testing
6 29 (16.96%) Functional Testing
7 28 (16.37%) Test Automation
8 25 (14.62%) Software Testing
9 22 (12.87%) Migration
10 20 (11.70%) Integration Testing
10 20 (11.70%) Scrum
11 18 (10.53%) BDD
12 16 (9.36%) System Testing
13 14 (8.19%) Data Migration
13 14 (8.19%) Defect Management
13 14 (8.19%) Mentoring
13 14 (8.19%) Non-Functional Testing
14 13 (7.60%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 13 (7.60%) SDLC
14 13 (7.60%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.13%) Java
2 29 (16.96%) SQL
3 15 (8.77%) VB
4 13 (7.60%) C++
5 12 (7.02%) VBScript
6 10 (5.85%) C#
7 8 (4.68%) Shell Script
8 7 (4.09%) F#
9 6 (3.51%) PHP
10 5 (2.92%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.92%) Ruby
11 4 (2.34%) Perl
12 3 (1.75%) ABAP
12 3 (1.75%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.17%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.17%) Apple Swift
13 2 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.17%) C
13 2 (1.17%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 36 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.13%) ISTQB
3 28 (16.37%) ISEB
3 28 (16.37%) SC Cleared
4 22 (12.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (9.36%) ISEB Practitioner
6 14 (8.19%) Degree
7 7 (4.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (3.51%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.58%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.58%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.87%) QA
2 3 (1.75%) SDET
3 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
1 4 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 11 (6.43%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.17%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (1.17%) nmon
4 1 (0.58%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 36 (21.05%) Oracle
2 26 (15.20%) HP
3 13 (7.60%) SAP
4 12 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.51%) PeopleSoft
6 5 (2.92%) Adobe
6 5 (2.92%) Telerik
7 4 (2.34%) BEA
7 4 (2.34%) Informatica
7 4 (2.34%) JD Edwards
7 4 (2.34%) Pega
7 4 (2.34%) Remedy
7 4 (2.34%) VMware
7 4 (2.34%) webMethods
8 3 (1.75%) IBM
9 2 (1.17%) Cisco
9 2 (1.17%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.17%) Teradata
9 2 (1.17%) Zend
10 1 (0.58%) Terracotta
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