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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 93 87 84
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.39% 0.47% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.61% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £438 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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
1040 984 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.83% 76.94% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 565 602
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 23 43
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.84 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £52.19 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +8 1 - - 1
Woking - 1 £460 - 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Back Office
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Northgate
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
4 1 (12.50%) Charles River
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript

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 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Introscope
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) WebLOAD
General
1 3 (37.50%) Back Office
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Front Office
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Lead
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) N-Tier
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) AppDynamics
1 1 (12.50%) CA
1 1 (12.50%) Charles River
1 1 (12.50%) Dynatrace
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Northgate
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) SunGard
1 1 (12.50%) VMware