The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 38 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.05% 1.87% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.78% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate £275 £337 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.39% -34.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £331 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £467 £663
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 180 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 70.68% 67.16% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 122 92
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
Hampshire

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
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 18 April 2014.

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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Hudson
3 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (28.57%) System Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) MySQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) Apache
4 1 (14.29%) Tomcat

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Navigator
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Hudson
2 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) JUnit
3 1 (14.29%) Toad
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) System Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Web Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle