The first table below looks at the demand for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Guildford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 33 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.46% 0.49% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.54% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £338 £430 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% +72.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.82% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% +43.87%
Job Titles Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
188 185 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 85.84% 90.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 82 56
Average daily rate £350 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £165 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 9
Average hourly rate £14.21 £33.63 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.73% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £51.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Tester
Surrey

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Tester
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) QA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region that cited Tester in their job title 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 with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) User Stories
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA