The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / West Sussex
Rank 36 48 40
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 14 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.25% 1.14% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.64% 1.34% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £288 £288 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £278 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £298 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £44.19 - £33.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 - £30.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 - £35.40
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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
385 447 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 89.33% 85.14% 76.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 289 196
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.88 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worthing 0 9 - -
Crawley +17 5 £288 -4.16%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 16 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (36.00%) SAP
1 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (36.00%) Test Management
2 8 (32.00%) JIRA
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Validation
3 7 (28.00%) webMethods
3 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (24.00%) Java
4 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.00%) Process Improvement
5 5 (20.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (16.00%) Selenium
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Web Dynpro
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Workflow
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 4 (16.00%) MS Project
6 4 (16.00%) Adobe
6 4 (16.00%) JavaScript

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) Confluence
2 3 (12.00%) SAP Portal
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (4.00%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP FS
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) JIRA
2 4 (16.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (16.00%) Protractor
2 4 (16.00%) Selenium
2 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
2 4 (16.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (4.00%) Automotive
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) ABAP Developer
3 4 (16.00%) SAP Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) SAP Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) SAP Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (4.00%) HR Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.00%) Test Assurance Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Web Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Dynpro
2 3 (12.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) CCTV
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 9 (36.00%) Test Management
2 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (28.00%) Validation
4 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 5 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (16.00%) Automated Testing
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 4 (16.00%) OO
6 4 (16.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Project Management
6 4 (16.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (16.00%) Security Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) ABAP
2 4 (16.00%) C
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) SAP
2 7 (28.00%) webMethods
3 5 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Adobe
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) Ariba
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy