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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 27 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.86% 0.39% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.50% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £388 £288 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% +3.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £288 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
162 201 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 69.83% 78.52% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 134 151
Median daily rate £438 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 10
Median hourly rate £20.43 £33.88 £13.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.69% +152.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.25 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Capita
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) iSeries
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Hyperion

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Pricing Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iSeries
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) Wealth Management
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Capita
3 1 (20.00%) Hyperion