Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Strategy
Surrey > Guildford
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 27 33
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 0.86% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.61% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Guildford median daily rate £350 £550 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +41.94% +10.71%
Surrey median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Guildford median hourly rate - - -
Surrey median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Guildford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 170 164 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 73.28% 76.64% 77.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 96 95
Guildford median daily rate £408 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +7.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £142 £264
90th Percentile £588 £569 £495
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 5
Guildford median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% -33.33% +150.00%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.59 £21.08
90th Percentile £39.75 £44.25 £40.00
Surrey median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year -9.09% -18.52% +7.14%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Guildford.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Guildford

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Guildford

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 Guildford region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Software Delivery

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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:

Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification