The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Hampshire
Rank 82 91 90
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 32 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.74% 1.51% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.90% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 20
Median daily rate £400 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £378
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -25.71% +60.38%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1472 1739 1762
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.83% 79.77% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 1170 1010
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 68 87
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Hampshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy in Hampshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Portsmouth - 6 £400 -
Andover - 5 £363 -
Hook +6 4 £334 -28.22%
Basingstoke +5 4 £314 -10.28% 1
Winchester +7 3 £375 +50.00%
Southampton - 2 £400 - 2
Fareham -8 1 - - 1
Havant - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £425 -
Eastleigh - 1 £438 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Selenium
2 18 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 15 (29.41%) Regression Testing
4 15 (29.41%) .NET
5 14 (27.45%) Oracle
5 14 (27.45%) SQL
6 13 (25.49%) Scrum
6 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
7 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (23.53%) BDD
7 12 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
7 12 (23.53%) C#
7 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 12 (23.53%) Web Services
8 11 (21.57%) Windows
8 11 (21.57%) VMware
9 10 (19.61%) Migration
9 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
9 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
9 10 (19.61%) F#
10 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
10 9 (17.65%) Defect Tracking
10 9 (17.65%) User Stories
10 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
10 9 (17.65%) JIRA
10 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
11 8 (15.69%) HP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) PuTTY
1 5 (9.80%) WinSCP
2 2 (3.92%) LDAP
2 2 (3.92%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.96%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (9.80%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (35.29%) Selenium
2 12 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (19.61%) SpecFlow
4 9 (17.65%) JIRA
5 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
6 7 (13.73%) HP UFT
7 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
7 6 (11.76%) TeamCity
8 5 (9.80%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (7.84%) Cucumber
9 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
10 3 (5.88%) Ant
10 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
10 3 (5.88%) TestNG
11 2 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
11 2 (3.92%) SilkTest
11 2 (3.92%) Toad
12 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
12 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Electronics
4 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Automotive
5 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Test Manager
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Tester
4 7 (13.73%) Test Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 5 (9.80%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Automation Tester
7 4 (7.84%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.88%) QA Automation Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Agile Test Manager
9 2 (3.92%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Designer
9 2 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Oracle Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) UAT Manager
9 2 (3.92%) UAT Test Manager
9 2 (3.92%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) .NET
2 12 (23.53%) Web Services
3 6 (11.76%) Ajax
3 6 (11.76%) HTML
3 6 (11.76%) XML
4 5 (9.80%) Middleware
4 5 (9.80%) REST
5 4 (7.84%) Kendo UI
5 4 (7.84%) SOAP
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 2 (3.92%) CSS
6 2 (3.92%) JSON
6 2 (3.92%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.92%) WSDL
6 2 (3.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) Android
5 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Test Scripting
3 15 (29.41%) Regression Testing
4 13 (25.49%) Scrum
5 12 (23.53%) BDD
5 12 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 10 (19.61%) Migration
6 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
7 9 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (17.65%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (17.65%) Integration Testing
7 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.65%) User Stories
8 8 (15.69%) Web Development
9 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
9 7 (13.73%) Test Management
9 7 (13.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
10 6 (11.76%) DevOps
10 6 (11.76%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) C#
3 10 (19.61%) F#
4 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
5 5 (9.80%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.92%) VB
6 2 (3.92%) VBScript
7 1 (1.96%) C++
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) ISEB
3 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) vSphere
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.88%) Docker
4 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) vRealize
2 3 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) Oracle
2 11 (21.57%) VMware
3 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.69%) HP
4 8 (15.69%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.84%) Telerik
6 3 (5.88%) IBM
6 3 (5.88%) SAP
7 1 (1.96%) Capita
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.96%) Intel
7 1 (1.96%) Veritas
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