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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.91% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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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
284 226 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 77.60% 67.46% 72.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 159 115
Average daily rate £365 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 42
Average hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -29.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 10 (83.33%) SQL
1 10 (83.33%) Scrum
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 9 (75.00%) Ruby
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) SOAP
2 9 (75.00%) Web Services
3 8 (66.67%) .NET
3 8 (66.67%) Data Transformation
4 7 (58.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (41.67%) ESRI
7 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
8 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
8 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
8 1 (8.33%) Puppet
8 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (8.33%) TDD
8 1 (8.33%) Content Management
8 1 (8.33%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
1 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
1 9 (75.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Toad
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) SOAP
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 8 (66.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Scrum
1 10 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Data Transformation
3 7 (58.33%) Integration Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Test Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) ESRI
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle