Period
to 15 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 55 62
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.75% 0.38% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.44% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
East Sussex median daily rate £600 - £285
10th Percentile £550 - £278
90th Percentile £650 - £599
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £170.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% -72.06% +385.71%

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 450 458 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 84.75% 86.58% 83.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 301 348
East Sussex median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -
10th Percentile £275 £231 £253
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 12
East Sussex median hourly rate £13.00 £11.93 £17.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -32.48% -6.21%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £10.84
90th Percentile £16.68 £65.70 £38.85
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £19.95 £24.06
% change year-on-year +25.33% -17.08% +11.65%

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 15 July 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 +4 2 - - 2
Hove - 2 £600 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) PMP
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Matrix 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Testing Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Team Management
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (50.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA