Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 44 52
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 0.78% 1.68% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 2.04% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
East Sussex median daily rate £525 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% - +32.81%
10th Percentile £503 £363 £333
90th Percentile £568 £518 £481
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Sussex median hourly rate - £50.00 -
South East median hourly rate £48.95 £45.87 £60.00
% change year-on-year +6.70% -23.55% +81.82%

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 428 392 428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in East Sussex 82.95% 82.35% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 244 286
East Sussex median daily rate £375 £358 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% -0.90% +3.21%
10th Percentile £263 £222 £225
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
East Sussex median hourly rate £37.50 £23.68 £26.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.36% -10.98% +33.60%
10th Percentile £11.65 £13.23 £12.22
90th Percentile £45.00 £44.15 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
% change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%

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 18 January 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 0 1 £550 +15.79% 1
Hove - 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) PaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Google

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%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) PaaS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Lead
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Lead
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Escalation Management
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft