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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 48 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.69% 3.51% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 4.13% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Median daily rate £283 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
Test Strategy
South East

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
628 460 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 88.45% 84.87% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 315 173
Median daily rate £415 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 11 23
Median hourly rate £49.00 £45.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +181.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £50.00 £26.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -16 6 £445 +22.75%
East Grinstead - 2 £205 -
Gatwick - 2 £283 -
Burgess Hill - 1 £350 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Java
3 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
4 7 (33.33%) SAP
5 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 5 (23.81%) Process Improvement
6 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Test Management
6 5 (23.81%) Unix
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
7 4 (19.05%) Windows
7 4 (19.05%) CRM
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
7 4 (19.05%) webMethods
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
8 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
8 3 (14.29%) Confluence
8 3 (14.29%) PyUnit
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) JIRA
8 3 (14.29%) SAP PSCD
8 3 (14.29%) Revenue Management
8 3 (14.29%) Hadoop

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 3 (14.29%) Confluence
1 3 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Pig
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Spark
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SAP CRM
1 3 (14.29%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (9.52%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (9.52%) SAP FS
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (4.76%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 3 (14.29%) Star Schema
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Hive
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (9.52%) Sqoop
3 1 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 3 (14.29%) JUnit
3 3 (14.29%) PigUnit
3 3 (14.29%) PyUnit
3 3 (14.29%) RSpec
4 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.76%) Capybara
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (4.76%) Selenium
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Test Manager
3 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
4 3 (14.29%) ABAP Developer
4 3 (14.29%) SAP Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Report Developer
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Manager
6 1 (4.76%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Web Dynpro
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Tez
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
1 2 (9.52%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (9.52%) User Experience
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 5 (23.81%) Performance Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Process Improvement
4 5 (23.81%) Test Management
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) ETL
6 3 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) Revenue Management
6 3 (14.29%) Scrum
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Workflow
7 2 (9.52%) Multithreading
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
4 3 (14.29%) ABAP
4 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
4 3 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (9.52%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.76%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) SAP
2 5 (23.81%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) webMethods
4 3 (14.29%) Adobe
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) Serena