Period
to 16 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 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 October 2017 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 > Basingstoke
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 41 43
Rank change year-on-year -22 +2 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 0.29% 0.67% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.93% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Basingstoke median daily rate £310 - £500
Hampshire median daily rate £315 £435 £358
% change year-on-year -27.59% +21.48% +10.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Basingstoke median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.20 - £35.00

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 Basingstoke with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 597 324 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 87.03% 72.81% 83.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 178 249
Basingstoke median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.68% +11.11%
10th Percentile £212 £185 £224
90th Percentile £519 £516 £500
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 15
Basingstoke median hourly rate £27.57 £17.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.99% +16.33% -40.00%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.55 £10.83
90th Percentile £40.67 £29.15 £31.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.88 £28.00
% change year-on-year +2.89% +38.84% +7.69%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Basingstoke

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (100.00%) Python
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Release Management
1 2 (100.00%) Smoke Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared