The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 61 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.79% 2.03% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 2.28% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 3
Median daily rate £360 £369 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% -10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £267 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £457 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
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 West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 438 658 466
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 86.90% 88.92% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 408 301
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 £51.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.76% +3.00%  
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 West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex 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
Worthing +12 4 - -
Crawley 0 2 £400 -5.04%
Horsham +2 1 £360 -
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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Validation
3 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 8 (42.11%) Selenium
3 8 (42.11%) Test Management
3 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
4 7 (36.84%) SpecFlow
4 7 (36.84%) Exploratory Testing
4 7 (36.84%) Protractor
4 7 (36.84%) JIRA
4 7 (36.84%) SAP
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 5 (26.32%) webMethods
6 5 (26.32%) ISEB
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) XML
7 4 (21.05%) C#
7 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
7 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 2 (10.53%) Confluence
1 2 (10.53%) SAP Portal
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Ethernet
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) BODI
1 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 7 (36.84%) JIRA
2 7 (36.84%) Protractor
2 7 (36.84%) SpecFlow
2 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
3 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
4 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
General
1 3 (15.79%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) Developer in Test
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
4 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
5 3 (15.79%) SAP Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) SAP Developer
5 3 (15.79%) SAP Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) ABAP Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) HR Manager
6 2 (10.53%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Insurance Systems Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Payroll Manager
7 1 (5.26%) SAPUI5 Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
2 3 (15.79%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (5.26%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.79%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) Validation
3 8 (42.11%) Test Automation
3 8 (42.11%) Test Management
4 7 (36.84%) BDD
4 7 (36.84%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
6 5 (26.32%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (21.05%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
7 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (15.79%) OO
8 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
9 2 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) C#
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) ABAP
6 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISEB
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) HNC
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) SAP
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) webMethods
4 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) Adobe
6 1 (5.26%) Sybase
6 1 (5.26%) Zoho