The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 86 75 85
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.31% 0.94% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.29% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
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£350 £525 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +95.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £425 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £525 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
927 933 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.48% 72.78% 70.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 549 455
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 40 58
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.50 £23.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Surrey region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cobham - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (54.55%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Selenium
5 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) NHS
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (18.18%) Java
6 2 (18.18%) ISEB
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
6 2 (18.18%) Publishing
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Project Management
6 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 2 (18.18%) Use Case
6 2 (18.18%) TestComplete
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
7 1 (9.09%) WebDriver

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Selenium
2 2 (18.18%) TestComplete
3 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Lead Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Functional Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Test Automation
4 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Use Case
5 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
6 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) System Testing
6 1 (9.09%) OWASP
6 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix