The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Guildford region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 30 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.37% 2.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 3.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £316 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £48.18 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
162 149 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 73.97% 69.63% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 71 40
Average daily rate £370 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 7
Average hourly rate £33.50 £50.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.66% +44.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £26.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £53.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
Test Strategy
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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 23 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Process Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Game Development
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Games
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Code Coverage
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) JSF
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (60.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (60.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSF
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Process Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Game Development
2 3 (60.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Code Coverage
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle