Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
South East > East Sussex
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 49 57
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.73% 1.35% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.60% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
East Sussex median daily rate £525 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £503 £363 £257
90th Percentile £568 £628 £458
South East median daily rate £415 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -0.60% +11.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £44.25 £42.63
% change year-on-year +7.34% +3.81% +0.29%

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 471 438 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 86.11% 84.23% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 278 394
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +6.10%
10th Percentile £263 £246 £225
90th Percentile £575 £543 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 18
East Sussex median hourly rate £17.00 £21.36 £22.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.39% -3.25% +40.23%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £72.50 £42.00 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -15.21% +2.36% +51.43%

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
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 20 November 2017. 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 +4 1 £550 +29.41%
Hastings -7 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 East Sussex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Confluence
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing

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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Lead
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Component Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft