The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 37 36 32
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.08% 1.52% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.01% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £303 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -23.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
275 249 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 81.60% 75.68% 63.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 189 124
Average daily rate £385 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £45.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.94 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Southampton region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Southampton region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Strategy
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (54.55%) HP
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 5 (45.45%) Maven
2 5 (45.45%) Ruby
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 5 (45.45%) Puppet
3 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
3 4 (36.36%) RSpec
3 4 (36.36%) Confluence
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) Vagrant
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) JUnit
3 4 (36.36%) MS Office
3 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) Maven
2 5 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
3 4 (36.36%) RSpec
3 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
3 4 (36.36%) JMeter
3 4 (36.36%) JUnit
3 4 (36.36%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 5 (45.45%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Ruby
1 5 (45.45%) Java
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (45.45%) Puppet
2 4 (36.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft