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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 57 49
Rank change year-on-year +3 -8  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.90% 1.96% 1.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 2.20% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 3
Median daily rate £413 £300 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -26.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £405 £380
% change year-on-year -4.32% +6.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.44 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -28.04% +60.38%  

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 458 545 424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 87.24% 88.91% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 330 262
Median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 16
Median hourly rate £45.87 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.67% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £23.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

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 29 March 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 +19 9 - -
Crawley +7 1 £413 +47.32%
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Selenium
2 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
3 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
3 12 (32.43%) Defect Tracking
4 11 (29.73%) Test Management
4 11 (29.73%) JIRA
4 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (27.03%) Validation
5 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
5 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
5 10 (27.03%) SAP
6 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
6 9 (24.32%) Protractor
6 9 (24.32%) SpecFlow
6 9 (24.32%) Exploratory Testing
6 9 (24.32%) BDD
7 8 (21.62%) webMethods
8 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
8 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
9 6 (16.22%) User Stories
9 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
9 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (16.22%) QA
9 6 (16.22%) Scala
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
9 6 (16.22%) Project Management
9 6 (16.22%) OO
9 6 (16.22%) C#
9 6 (16.22%) TDD

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 5 (13.51%) Confluence
1 5 (13.51%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) SAP PSCD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Ethernet
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Selenium
1 15 (40.54%) WebDriver
2 11 (29.73%) JIRA
3 9 (24.32%) Protractor
3 9 (24.32%) SpecFlow
4 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
5 6 (16.22%) Git (software)
6 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
6 5 (13.51%) JUnit
6 5 (13.51%) RSpec
7 2 (5.41%) Subversion
8 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
General
1 6 (16.22%) Games
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Test Manager
3 8 (21.62%) Test Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) SAP Developer
5 5 (13.51%) ABAP Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Developer in Test
5 5 (13.51%) QA Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) QA Test Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Quality Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) SAP Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) JSON
1 5 (13.51%) Web Dynpro
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
2 3 (8.11%) REST
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML5
3 1 (2.70%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (2.70%) SAPUI5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.11%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.70%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Defect Tracking
2 12 (32.43%) Test Automation
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (29.73%) Test Management
4 10 (27.03%) Automated Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Validation
5 9 (24.32%) BDD
5 9 (24.32%) Exploratory Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.22%) Automation Testing
6 6 (16.22%) OO
6 6 (16.22%) Project Management
6 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
6 6 (16.22%) TDD
6 6 (16.22%) User Stories
7 5 (13.51%) CRM
7 5 (13.51%) Data Modelling
7 5 (13.51%) RUP
7 5 (13.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) JavaScript
2 6 (16.22%) C#
2 6 (16.22%) Scala
3 5 (13.51%) ABAP
4 4 (10.81%) C
4 4 (10.81%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) HNC
1 3 (8.11%) ISEB
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
2 5 (13.51%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) SAP
2 8 (21.62%) webMethods
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.51%) Adobe
4 5 (13.51%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Ariba