The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 3 months to 26 June 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 84 75
Rank change year-on-year +18 -9  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.95% 0.88% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.05% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 10
Median daily rate £375 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.83% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £175 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £467 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1054 1049 1019
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 85.62% 84.26% 78.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 700 581
Median daily rate £435 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +4.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 53 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Surrey

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Surrey

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Surrey over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Surrey

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy 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 26 June 2017. 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 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
Woking +9 10 £370 -19.56% 1
Redhill - 3 £320 -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £600 -
Leatherhead - 1 £300 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
2 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (34.78%) C#
5 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
6 13 (28.26%) Selenium
6 13 (28.26%) MVVM
7 12 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
7 12 (26.09%) Finance
8 11 (23.91%) OO
8 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (21.74%) Use Case
9 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
9 10 (21.74%) HP
9 10 (21.74%) ISEB
10 9 (19.57%) Defect Management
11 8 (17.39%) User Experience
11 8 (17.39%) Gatling
11 8 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (17.39%) Project Management
11 8 (17.39%) OWASP
11 8 (17.39%) Degree
11 8 (17.39%) JIRA
12 7 (15.22%) QA
12 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
12 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (15.22%) HP UFT
13 6 (13.04%) Python
13 6 (13.04%) ERP
13 6 (13.04%) Java

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Selenium
2 10 (21.74%) Visual Studio
3 8 (17.39%) Gatling
3 8 (17.39%) JIRA
4 7 (15.22%) HP UFT
4 7 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
7 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.35%) MSTest
7 2 (4.35%) NUnit
7 2 (4.35%) Protractor
7 2 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Marketing
3 4 (8.70%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
4 2 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (50.00%) Analyst
2 19 (41.30%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Automation Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Test Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Workday Consultant
7 3 (6.52%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Pensions Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) ERP Implementation Manager
8 2 (4.35%) ERP Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Risk Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) RESTful
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Test Automation
2 24 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (28.26%) MVVM
5 12 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (23.91%) OO
6 11 (23.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (21.74%) Use Case
8 9 (19.57%) Defect Management
9 8 (17.39%) OWASP
9 8 (17.39%) Project Management
9 8 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.04%) ERP
11 6 (13.04%) Integration Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
12 5 (10.87%) Process Improvement
12 5 (10.87%) Scrum
12 5 (10.87%) TDD
12 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) C#
2 6 (13.04%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) Python
3 5 (10.87%) Groovy
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 2 (4.35%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) Embedded C++
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) ISTQB
2 10 (21.74%) ISEB
3 8 (17.39%) Degree
4 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) HP
2 4 (8.70%) Workday
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) Intel
5 1 (2.17%) Kronos
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago