Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 19 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 49 63
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.64% 1.59% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 2.15% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
Southampton median daily rate £425 £280 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.79% -34.12% +30.77%
10th Percentile £413 £248 £265
90th Percentile £438 £491 £514
Hampshire median daily rate £318 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -25.29% +13.33% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate £47.89 - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.20 - £55.00

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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 334 372 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 71.52% 73.96% 82.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 261 396
Southampton median daily rate £394 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £263 £219 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £519
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 41
Southampton median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £25.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% -44.97% +11.82%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.49 £33.75 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +15.79%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Southampton

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Southampton

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
3 1 (33.33%) Green Hills
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Wind River
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) DO-178B
3 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (33.33%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Manager
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) ATDD
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Green Hills
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Wind River