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 3 months to 27 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 / Kent
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 44
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.89% 0.91% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% 1.15% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £205 £230 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.86% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 202 260 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 83.47% 78.55% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 176 120
Median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £750 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 4
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +81.13%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Kent over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 27 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
Dover - 1 £368 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) API Testing
3 11 (47.83%) HP
4 10 (43.48%) Functional Testing
4 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
5 9 (39.13%) Test Management
5 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (39.13%) Selenium
5 9 (39.13%) Data Migration
5 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
5 9 (39.13%) .NET
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
5 9 (39.13%) Web Services
5 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (39.13%) Management Information System
5 9 (39.13%) Migration
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Data Management
5 9 (39.13%) Algorithms
6 8 (34.78%) Data Quality
6 8 (34.78%) ISEB
6 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (34.78%) JIRA
6 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
7 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
9 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) LoadRunner
1 9 (39.13%) Selenium
1 9 (39.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (34.78%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
3 4 (17.39%) JMeter
3 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Test Manager
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Test Automation Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Test Automation Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Test Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Software Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
1 9 (39.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Algorithms
1 9 (39.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) API Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Functional Testing
3 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 9 (39.13%) Data Management
4 9 (39.13%) Data Migration
4 9 (39.13%) Migration
4 9 (39.13%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (39.13%) Test Management
5 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Testing
6 6 (26.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
7 5 (21.74%) Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) BDD
8 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISEB
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) HP
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft