The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 28 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.49% - 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% - 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£330 - £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +50.55%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
152 104 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 75.25% 81.25% 65.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 61 51
Average daily rate £350 £380 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.41 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.18% -35.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Guildford region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Guildford region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft