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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 92 85
Rank change year-on-year +20 -7  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.84% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.83% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 4
Median daily rate £430 £463 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.02% +21.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £415 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £531 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £380
% change year-on-year -1.23% +6.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £61.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.44 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -28.04% +60.38%  

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 984 1088 1165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.27% 82.61% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 646 721 653
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 77 28
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.38 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Redhill -5 7 £430 +3.61% 1
Reigate -7 5 £375 -9.63% 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £563 -
Woking - 1 £460 - 1
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) Selenium
3 17 (45.95%) C#
3 17 (45.95%) TDD
4 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (40.54%) Test Automation
6 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
6 13 (35.14%) SQL
7 12 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (32.43%) BDD
8 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
8 11 (29.73%) RESTful
8 11 (29.73%) Kanban
8 11 (29.73%) QA
8 11 (29.73%) Finance
9 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.03%) SpecFlow
10 9 (24.32%) MSTest
10 9 (24.32%) MVVM
10 9 (24.32%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Defect Management
10 9 (24.32%) HP
10 9 (24.32%) ISEB
10 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
10 9 (24.32%) NUnit
11 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
11 8 (21.62%) SOAP
11 8 (21.62%) XML
11 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (21.62%) PowerShell

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) Selenium
2 12 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (29.73%) WebDriver
4 10 (27.03%) SpecFlow
5 9 (24.32%) MSTest
5 9 (24.32%) NUnit
6 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.92%) JIRA
8 5 (13.51%) HP UFT
9 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
10 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
10 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
11 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
11 2 (5.41%) Protractor
11 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Automotive
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Analyst
2 17 (45.95%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) ERP Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.41%) ERP Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Electronics Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) RESTful
2 8 (21.62%) SOAP
2 8 (21.62%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (67.57%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) TDD
3 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (40.54%) Test Automation
5 12 (32.43%) BDD
6 11 (29.73%) Kanban
7 9 (24.32%) Defect Management
7 9 (24.32%) MVVM
7 9 (24.32%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (21.62%) Automated Testing
8 8 (21.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) Process Improvement
9 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
10 6 (16.22%) Scrum
11 5 (13.51%) E-Commerce
11 5 (13.51%) Regression Testing
11 5 (13.51%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) C#
2 13 (35.14%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) T-SQL
4 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
5 6 (16.22%) Java
6 5 (13.51%) Python
7 4 (10.81%) Groovy
7 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
2 9 (24.32%) ISEB
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
3 5 (13.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) SDET
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) HP
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Intel
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