Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 119 100
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 46 53 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.30% 1.36% 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.70% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 61
Hampshire median daily rate £318 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.29% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £300
90th Percentile £473 £506 £500
South East median daily rate £415 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -0.60% +11.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.20 - £55.00
10th Percentile £41.77 - £52.50
90th Percentile £48.78 - £57.50
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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2839 3125 3654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.97% 80.35% 82.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 2014 2248
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 163 193
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +17.02%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.93 £56.75 £48.65
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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
Andover +20 10 £370 +5.71%
Hook - 10 £300 -
Portsmouth -13 5 - -
Southampton +2 3 £425 +51.79% 2
Fareham +3 2 £488 -2.50%
Basingstoke -25 1 - - 1
Aldershot - 1 £450 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 32 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
3 25 (54.35%) SC Cleared
4 16 (34.78%) HP
5 15 (32.61%) Scenario Testing
6 14 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (30.43%) HP UFT
6 14 (30.43%) .NET
6 14 (30.43%) Oracle
6 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
7 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (28.26%) F#
7 13 (28.26%) SoapUI
7 13 (28.26%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (28.26%) Selenium
7 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
8 12 (26.09%) Java
8 12 (26.09%) Ant
8 12 (26.09%) Web Services
8 12 (26.09%) Eclipse
8 12 (26.09%) Linux
8 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
8 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
8 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (26.09%) TestNG
8 12 (26.09%) Performance Testing
8 12 (26.09%) API Testing
8 12 (26.09%) Defect Tracking

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) PuTTY
1 12 (26.09%) WinSCP
2 1 (2.17%) Internet
2 1 (2.17%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) LAN
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (23.91%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (23.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (15.22%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (2.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) HP UFT
2 13 (28.26%) Oracle APEX
2 13 (28.26%) Selenium
2 13 (28.26%) SoapUI
2 13 (28.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (26.09%) Ant
3 12 (26.09%) Eclipse
3 12 (26.09%) LoadRunner
3 12 (26.09%) SpecFlow
3 12 (26.09%) TestNG
4 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.35%) Toad
5 1 (2.17%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.17%) VectorCAST
5 1 (2.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 2 (4.35%) Banking
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Advertising
2 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Test Manager
2 11 (23.91%) Tester
3 9 (19.57%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Functional Tester
6 5 (10.87%) SAP Manager
6 5 (10.87%) SAP Test Manager
7 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Agile Test Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.52%) Developer
8 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Developer in Test
9 2 (4.35%) DevOps Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) .NET
2 12 (26.09%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) Ajax
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (2.17%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) SOAP
3 1 (2.17%) WSDL
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (2.17%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Linux
1 12 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Test Automation
2 15 (32.61%) Scenario Testing
3 14 (30.43%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 12 (26.09%) API Testing
4 12 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
4 12 (26.09%) Performance Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Functional Testing
5 10 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
6 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (19.57%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (19.57%) Test Management
7 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.04%) BDD
8 6 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
9 5 (10.87%) DevOps
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) F#
2 12 (26.09%) Java
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.17%) VB
5 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 25 (54.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) ISEB
4 9 (19.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 9 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (15.22%) Degree
6 5 (10.87%) Master's Degree
7 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) vSphere
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) HP
2 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) Oracle
3 12 (26.09%) Red Hat
4 11 (23.91%) VMware
5 9 (19.57%) Software AG
5 9 (19.57%) webMethods
6 5 (10.87%) SAP
7 1 (2.17%) comScore
7 1 (2.17%) Green Hills
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) Wind River