Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 106 121
Rank change year-on-year +6 +15 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 41 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.50% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 1.18% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 18
Surrey median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £311 £300 £313
90th Percentile £518 £465 £475
South East median daily rate £415 £418 £375
% change year-on-year -0.60% +11.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £44.25 £42.63
% change year-on-year +7.34% +3.81% +8.60%

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2283 1944 2224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.47% 83.65% 80.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1288 1355
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £281
90th Percentile £580 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 83 51
Surrey median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.07 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate - 12 £400 - 1
Sunbury-on-Thames - 10 £464 -
Redhill -9 3 £320 -23.81%
Guildford -5 2 £350 -3.45% 1
Woking -6 1 £365 -2.67% 2
Leatherhead - 1 £300 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 19 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Scenario Testing
3 17 (41.46%) Test Automation
4 16 (39.02%) ISTQB
5 12 (29.27%) Degree
6 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
6 11 (26.83%) Kronos
6 11 (26.83%) Scrum
6 11 (26.83%) Workday
7 10 (24.39%) QA
8 9 (21.95%) BDD
8 9 (21.95%) Finance
8 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 9 (21.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (19.51%) SAP
9 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
10 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
10 7 (17.07%) Test Planning
11 6 (14.63%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (14.63%) SDLC
11 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
11 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
11 6 (14.63%) Middleware
11 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (14.63%) User Stories
11 6 (14.63%) OpenShift

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (12.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
1 1 (2.44%) CTI
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
1 1 (2.44%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.44%) IPsec
1 1 (2.44%) LDAP
1 1 (2.44%) PBX
1 1 (2.44%) RTP
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
1 1 (2.44%) Softphone
1 1 (2.44%) SSH
1 1 (2.44%) VoIP
1 1 (2.44%) VPLS
1 1 (2.44%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) HP UFT
2 5 (12.20%) SpecFlow
3 4 (9.76%) JIRA
3 4 (9.76%) Selenium
4 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) Gatling
5 1 (2.44%) NUnit
5 1 (2.44%) Protractor
5 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) QA Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Test Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Test Leader
3 4 (9.76%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Change Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Communications Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Developer in Test
4 3 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Workday Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Integration Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Workday Integration Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
2 6 (14.63%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) JTAPI
4 1 (2.44%) RESTful
4 1 (2.44%) RFC 2833
4 1 (2.44%) TAPI
4 1 (2.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Debian
2 1 (2.44%) Fedora
2 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (51.22%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (48.78%) Scenario Testing
3 17 (41.46%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.83%) Scrum
4 11 (26.83%) Software Testing
5 9 (21.95%) BDD
6 8 (19.51%) Manual Testing
6 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Test Planning
8 6 (14.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (14.63%) Defect Management
8 6 (14.63%) Matrix Organization
8 6 (14.63%) SDLC
8 6 (14.63%) User Stories
9 5 (12.20%) Configuration Management
9 5 (12.20%) ERP
9 5 (12.20%) Project Management
10 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.76%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.32%) C#
3 3 (7.32%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) ISTQB
2 12 (29.27%) Degree
3 9 (21.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.76%) ISEB
5 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PA-DSS
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Kronos
1 11 (26.83%) Workday
2 8 (19.51%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) VMware