The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 34 38
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.49% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.74% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
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- - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +8.75%
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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 Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
173 136 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 67.84% 66.34% 64.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 88 116
Average daily rate £350 £380 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +23.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.25 £21.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -18.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.00 £18.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £26.50 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Kent