Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Andover with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Strategy
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 24 24
Rank change year-on-year +13 0 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 14.04% 6.56% 7.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 17.02% 7.41% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Andover median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £425 £370 £370
90th Percentile £475 £520 £448
Hampshire median daily rate £338 £388 £413
% change year-on-year -12.90% -6.06% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £47.89 £43.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +11.37% -28.33% -

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Andover with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Andover
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 47 54 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 82.46% 88.52% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 34 52
Andover median daily rate £402 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.53% +6.25% +9.66%
10th Percentile £292 £325 £306
90th Percentile £548 £546 £486
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £415 £380
% change year-on-year -3.61% +9.21% +4.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Andover median hourly rate - £27.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.42% -
Hampshire median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -18.57% +51.35%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Andover

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in Andover.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Andover

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
1 8 (100.00%) Ant
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 8 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 8 (100.00%) TestNG
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 8 (100.00%) F#
1 8 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 8 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 8 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 8 (100.00%) WinSCP
1 8 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 8 (100.00%) API Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (87.50%) vSphere

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 8 (100.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (87.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Ant
1 8 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 8 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 8 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 8 (100.00%) Selenium
1 8 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 8 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (100.00%) TestNG
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer in Test
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Developer
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) API Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 8 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 8 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
2 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
3 2 (25.00%) SDET
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) F#
1 8 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 5 (62.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) Oracle
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (87.50%) Software AG
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) webMethods