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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.19% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate
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£319 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £375 £373
% change year-on-year
-12.66% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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
282 220 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.26% 69.40% 72.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 164 121
Average daily rate £355 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £558 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 34
Average hourly rate £25.75 £11.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.14% -63.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.41 £10.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 10 (76.92%) Scrum
2 10 (76.92%) SQL
3 9 (69.23%) Java
3 9 (69.23%) SOAP
3 9 (69.23%) Web Services
3 9 (69.23%) Ruby
3 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
3 9 (69.23%) SoapUI
3 9 (69.23%) SpecFlow
4 8 (61.54%) Data Transformation
4 8 (61.54%) .NET
5 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
6 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
7 5 (38.46%) ESRI
8 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (15.38%) User Stories
8 2 (15.38%) Test Management
9 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
9 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 1 (7.69%) Validation
9 1 (7.69%) TDD
9 1 (7.69%) Content Management
9 1 (7.69%) Oracle
9 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (69.23%) Cucumber
1 9 (69.23%) SoapUI
1 9 (69.23%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Toad
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineer
3 4 (30.77%) Test Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) SOAP
1 9 (69.23%) Web Services
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (84.62%) Test Automation
2 10 (76.92%) Scrum
3 8 (61.54%) Data Transformation
4 7 (53.85%) Integration Testing
5 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.69%) TDD
7 1 (7.69%) Content Management
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) ESRI
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP