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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 84 96
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - 0.52% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.66% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £390 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
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
1085 1059 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.64% 78.44% 77.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 587 646
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 32 52
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +56.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £18.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £51.68 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey 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 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (57.14%) QA
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (28.57%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) SaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (28.57%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Introscope
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Electronics
2 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
2 2 (28.57%) Marketing
2 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Test Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 1 (14.29%) AppDynamics
2 1 (14.29%) CA
2 1 (14.29%) Dynatrace