Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in East Sussex 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 15 October 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
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 55 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 1.57% 0.75% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.86% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
East Sussex median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +58.84%
10th Percentile £434 £503 £439
90th Percentile £613 £568 £651
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East Sussex median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -1.04% +47.69%

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 East Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 514 464 461
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 89.70% 86.89% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 312 293
East Sussex median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £254
90th Percentile £575 £538 £555
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 14
East Sussex median hourly rate £17.50 £24.75 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% +27.40% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £12.30
90th Percentile £43.75 £86.88 £33.75
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -2.17%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in East Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in East Sussex

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in East Sussex

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in East Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in East Sussex over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in East Sussex

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in East 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 East Sussex region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brighton -1 6 £550 - 2
Hove - 3 £506 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (55.56%) J2EE
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) Java
1 5 (55.56%) Documentum
2 4 (44.44%) Case Management
2 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) PMP
4 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team Management

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in East 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 5 (55.56%) Documentum
2 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Documentum Developer
3 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
4 1 (11.11%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Case Management
1 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Scaled Agile Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team Management
3 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) PMI Certification
1 2 (22.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) SAP