The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 22 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 West / Wiltshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 61 51
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.92% 1.06% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.37% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £333 £388 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.19% -9.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £27.50 -
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 557 510 498
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 85.30% 77.16% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 347 357
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 9 21
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +83.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £50.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Swindon +7 3 £315 -1.17% 2
Corsham -4 1 £350 -29.29%
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (26.67%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (20.00%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) Pegasus
5 3 (20.00%) HTTP
5 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (20.00%) LDAP
5 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) UML
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
6 2 (13.33%) Java
6 2 (13.33%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Line Management
6 2 (13.33%) WCF
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
2 1 (6.67%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) GitLab
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) TestNG
3 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Quality Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Project Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) QA Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (6.67%) NHS Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SOA Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) WCF
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
3 1 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) Node.js
3 1 (6.67%) React
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) DataPower
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Project Management
3 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) API Testing
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Line Management
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (13.33%) Service Design
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
6 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) F#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Pegasus
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Google
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Sencha
3 1 (6.67%) Software AG
3 1 (6.67%) Unisys
3 1 (6.67%) VMware