Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 9 27
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 12.28% 16.67% 11.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.89% 17.39% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Andover median daily rate £500 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +20.00% -3.23%
10th Percentile £344 £425 £280
90th Percentile £539 £475 £495
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £320 £419
% change year-on-year +25.00% -23.58% +10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £47.89 -

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 46 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 82.46% 95.83% 91.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 45
Andover median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £315 £309 £298
90th Percentile £504 £541 £485
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 - £22.50
10th Percentile £47.50 - £18.75
90th Percentile £52.50 - £26.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.31 £40.00 £34.37
% change year-on-year -11.73% +16.38% +22.75%

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

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Andover

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Andover over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Andover

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 7 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) JMeter
4 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
4 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
4 4 (57.14%) eggPlant
4 4 (57.14%) NeoLoad
4 4 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (57.14%) BlazeMeter
5 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (42.86%) Selenium
5 3 (42.86%) F#
5 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
5 3 (42.86%) Java
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (28.57%) Toad
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (28.57%) HP

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 4 (57.14%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) PuTTY
2 2 (28.57%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) eggPlant
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) NeoLoad
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) Toad
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Tester
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
3 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Scenario Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
5 2 (28.57%) API Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (28.57%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) F#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) Software AG
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
1 2 (28.57%) webMethods