Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 54 57
Rank change year-on-year -32 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.66% 2.95% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 3.37% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 14
West Sussex median daily rate £350 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.74% -
10th Percentile £330 £208 £250
90th Percentile £402 £464 £385
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
West Sussex median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £44.25 £42.63
% change year-on-year +7.34% +3.81% +8.60%

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 West Sussex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 935 1127 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 88.71% 87.43% 87.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 642 706
West Sussex median daily rate £418 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +3.56% +10.36%
10th Percentile £252 £263 £275
90th Percentile £571 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 45 30
West Sussex median hourly rate £46.25 £35.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.14% +17.65% +85.94%
10th Percentile £24.02 £19.58 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Worthing -13 4 £410 -7.87%
Gatwick +1 1 £330 -22.81%
Crawley -4 1 - -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) JIRA
4 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Protractor
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 2 (28.57%) Coaching
5 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) BDD
5 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins

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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BODI
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) Protractor
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer in Test
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Equities
1 1 (14.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (42.86%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) MiFID
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
1 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Sybase
1 1 (14.29%) Zoho