Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 16 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 20 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 32.26% 7.69% 10.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.48% 8.00% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Andover median daily rate £372 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.31% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £324 £286 £280
90th Percentile £491 £411 £398
Hampshire median daily rate £375 £406 £435
% change year-on-year -7.69% -6.61% +31.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £42.50 -

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 58 75 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 93.55% 96.15% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 43
Andover median daily rate £375 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £325 £330 £290
90th Percentile £475 £562 £475
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Andover median hourly rate £50.00 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +68.89%

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 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Andover

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 19 (95.00%) HP UFT
1 19 (95.00%) F#
2 18 (90.00%) Oracle APEX
2 18 (90.00%) Selenium
2 18 (90.00%) HP
2 18 (90.00%) .NET
2 18 (90.00%) Oracle
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Linux
3 17 (85.00%) Java
3 17 (85.00%) LoadRunner
3 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (80.00%) SC Cleared
4 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 16 (80.00%) Performance Testing
4 16 (80.00%) webMethods
4 16 (80.00%) Software AG
4 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (80.00%) Web Services
4 16 (80.00%) SoapUI
4 16 (80.00%) SpecFlow
4 16 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
4 16 (80.00%) API Testing
4 16 (80.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
5 15 (75.00%) DevOps
5 15 (75.00%) Eclipse
5 15 (75.00%) Ant
5 15 (75.00%) TestNG

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:

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) PuTTY
1 14 (70.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 16 (80.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 13 (65.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (95.00%) HP UFT
2 18 (90.00%) Oracle APEX
2 18 (90.00%) Selenium
3 17 (85.00%) LoadRunner
4 16 (80.00%) SoapUI
4 16 (80.00%) SpecFlow
5 15 (75.00%) Ant
5 15 (75.00%) Eclipse
5 15 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (75.00%) TestNG
6 2 (10.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Test Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (5.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) .NET
2 16 (80.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Linux
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (80.00%) API Testing
2 16 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 16 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
3 15 (75.00%) DevOps
4 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (70.00%) Defect Tracking
5 12 (60.00%) Kanban
5 12 (60.00%) Scrum
6 10 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
8 1 (5.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (95.00%) F#
2 17 (85.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (65.00%) ISEB
2 13 (65.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 13 (65.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (70.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) HP
1 18 (90.00%) Oracle
2 16 (80.00%) Software AG
2 16 (80.00%) webMethods
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) Red Hat
3 13 (65.00%) VMware