The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 87 80 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.37% 0.71% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.93% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 10
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£410 £295 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.98% -10.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +160.86%
Software Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1034 968 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 76.31% 76.10% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 579 496
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £247 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 49
Average hourly rate £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £20.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.44 £59.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Woking +1 1 - - 3
Chertsey - 1 - -
Cobham - 1 £410 -
Guildford - 1 - - 1
Weybridge - 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Test Management
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (30.00%) Billing
4 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) ISEB
6 4 (20.00%) JIRA
6 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
6 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.00%) Red Gate
7 3 (15.00%) QA
7 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (15.00%) C#
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.00%) UNIX
8 2 (10.00%) Windows
8 2 (10.00%) OO
8 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (10.00%) VBScript
8 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (10.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.00%) JMeter
4 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
1 6 (30.00%) Billing
2 2 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (30.00%) Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) DBA
6 2 (10.00%) Administrator
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Tester
6 2 (10.00%) Systems Tester
6 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
7 1 (5.00%) QA Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
7 1 (5.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) STB
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Test Management
2 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.00%) BDD
7 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Database Security
7 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 2 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Scrum
7 2 (10.00%) OO
7 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Validation
8 1 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (15.00%) C#
4 2 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) Red Gate
4 1 (5.00%) Sybase
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft