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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 86 61
Rank change year-on-year -2 -25  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 26 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.97% 1.32% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.66% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 31
Median daily rate £413 £431 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +32.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 1432 1568 1810
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.50% 79.88% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1005 1166
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 78 90
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £34.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +15.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £57.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Southampton +7 3 £419 -
Andover +9 2 £348 +6.92%
Portsmouth 0 2 - - 2
Basingstoke -5 2 £310 -
Eastleigh - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £500 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
4 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
5 16 (32.00%) SQL Server
6 15 (30.00%) .NET
6 15 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 15 (30.00%) BDD
7 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
8 13 (26.00%) Oracle
8 13 (26.00%) Web Services
9 12 (24.00%) Windows
9 12 (24.00%) SQL
9 12 (24.00%) Scrum
9 12 (24.00%) Selenium
9 12 (24.00%) Integration Testing
9 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (22.00%) ISEB
11 10 (20.00%) HP UFT
11 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
11 10 (20.00%) VMware
11 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
11 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
11 10 (20.00%) DevOps
11 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
12 9 (18.00%) F#
12 9 (18.00%) C#

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 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) PuTTY
1 7 (14.00%) WinSCP
2 2 (4.00%) LDAP
2 2 (4.00%) ZigBee
3 1 (2.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Selenium
1 12 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (16.00%) Oracle APEX
3 8 (16.00%) SoapUI
3 8 (16.00%) SpecFlow
3 8 (16.00%) TeamCity
4 7 (14.00%) JIRA
5 5 (10.00%) Ant
5 5 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 5 (10.00%) TestNG
6 4 (8.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (8.00%) Toad
6 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
7 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
8 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (4.00%) SilkTest
8 2 (4.00%) XMLSpy
9 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (18.00%) Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Tester
4 7 (14.00%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Agile Test Manager
5 6 (12.00%) Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Web Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Automation Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
8 3 (6.00%) UAT Manager
8 3 (6.00%) UAT Test Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Designer
9 2 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
10 1 (2.00%) Consultant
10 1 (2.00%) IT Manager
10 1 (2.00%) Operations Manager
10 1 (2.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) .NET
2 13 (26.00%) Web Services
3 6 (12.00%) Ajax
3 6 (12.00%) HTML
3 6 (12.00%) Middleware
3 6 (12.00%) XML
4 5 (10.00%) REST
5 4 (8.00%) Kendo UI
5 4 (8.00%) SOAP
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (6.00%) CSS
6 3 (6.00%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (4.00%) JSON
7 2 (4.00%) WSDL
7 2 (4.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (52.00%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.00%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (34.00%) Test Scripting
4 15 (30.00%) BDD
4 15 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Integration Testing
5 12 (24.00%) Scrum
6 10 (20.00%) DevOps
6 10 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Mentoring
8 8 (16.00%) Defect Tracking
8 8 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Coaching
9 7 (14.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Migration
9 7 (14.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (14.00%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) C#
2 9 (18.00%) F#
3 6 (12.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.00%) TypeScript
4 3 (6.00%) VB
4 3 (6.00%) VBScript
5 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (2.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) ISEB
4 10 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (8.00%) Degree
6 4 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.00%) Master's Degree
7 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) vSphere
2 4 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.00%) Docker
4 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (16.00%) HP
4 8 (16.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.00%) Telerik
6 3 (6.00%) SAP
7 2 (4.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
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