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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South West / Somerset
Rank - 40 41
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 1.26% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.54% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
195 260 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.31% 81.76% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 162 144
Median daily rate £355 £388 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +18.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £308 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 21
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.75 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +20.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £34.73 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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