The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 38 36
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 4.20% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 4.97% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 0
Average daily rate
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- £353 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
275 342 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 77.68% 84.44% 61.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 254 62
Average daily rate £360 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £488 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 11 4
Average hourly rate £42.00 £33.84 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +78.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £36.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Somerset