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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 83 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.30% 1.13% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.53% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 4
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£350 £525 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +90.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £425 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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
974 979 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 73.29% 73.78% 70.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 569 610 459
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 49
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Guildford 0 1 £350 - 1
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Reigate - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Cobham - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) NHS
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) ISEB
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Lead Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Information Governance
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) OWASP
5 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix