Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 20 April 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 > Kent
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 45 51
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.84% 3.48% 3.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 4.05% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 20
Kent median daily rate £425 £203 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +109.88% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £373 £201 £175
90th Percentile £468 £463 £240
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Kent median hourly rate - - £170.00
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £44.44 £60.75
% change year-on-year +12.52% -26.86% +84.09%

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 369 494 551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 77.52% 85.91% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 349 426
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £263 £201 £181
90th Percentile £625 £538 £575
South East median daily rate £430 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 20
Kent median hourly rate £39.81 £27.38 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.38% +16.51% +54.10%
10th Percentile £17.94 £10.14 £12.17
90th Percentile £47.25 £29.92 £175.00
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £22.52 £27.25
% change year-on-year -4.53% -17.36% +26.45%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 20 April 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
Maidstone -1 1 £375 +87.50%
Stansted - 1 £425 -
Dartford - 1 £450 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Front Office
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Ajax
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Transition Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Transition Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Ajax
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS3
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) HTML5
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (25.00%) Business Process Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) Kanban
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum-ban
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 19770
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) DevExpress
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Xamarin