The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 29 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.47% 2.17% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 2.96% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
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£400 £295 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 - £43.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
166 135 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 77.57% 73.37% 70.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 68 58
Average daily rate £350 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £260 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 19
Average hourly rate £18.90 £165.00 £49.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.54% +234.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £73.50 £26.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £165.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) CaliberRM
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Process Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (33.33%) Game Development
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) Analytics
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Games

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (100.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) RequisitePro
1 1 (33.33%) CaliberRM
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Code Coverage
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Process Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Game Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft