The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Surrey 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 69 60 90
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +30
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.66% 1.87% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 2.55% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 8
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £380 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1114 942 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 73.97% 73.31% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 464 639
Average daily rate £380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £575 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 50 69
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.00 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
South East

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Woking -16 9 £355 -5.33% 6
Guildford - 1 £330 - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Egham - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 23 (74.19%) SQL
1 23 (74.19%) SQL Server
2 22 (70.97%) .NET
2 22 (70.97%) C#
2 22 (70.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (67.74%) WCF
3 21 (67.74%) Scrum
3 21 (67.74%) QA
3 21 (67.74%) SOAP
3 21 (67.74%) Web Services
4 20 (64.52%) Visual Studio
4 20 (64.52%) WPF
5 19 (61.29%) BDD
5 19 (61.29%) REST
5 19 (61.29%) XML
5 19 (61.29%) Automated Testing
6 16 (51.61%) ISEB
7 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow
7 7 (22.58%) Office 365
8 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.45%) Marketing
9 2 (6.45%) Selenium
9 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
9 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
9 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
9 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
10 1 (3.23%) OpenCL
10 1 (3.23%) DirectCompute
10 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (74.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Big Data
2 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (70.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (64.52%) Visual Studio
3 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.45%) Selenium
4 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (3.23%) NUnit
5 1 (3.23%) MSTest
General
1 2 (6.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Analyst
1 22 (70.97%) Test Analyst
2 15 (48.39%) Test Engineer
3 14 (45.16%) QA Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Web Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) ETL Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (70.97%) .NET
2 21 (67.74%) SOAP
2 21 (67.74%) Web Services
2 21 (67.74%) WCF
3 20 (64.52%) WPF
4 19 (61.29%) REST
4 19 (61.29%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.23%) OpenCL
6 1 (3.23%) DirectCompute
6 1 (3.23%) LINQ
6 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.23%) NHS
1 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (3.23%) CUDA
1 1 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Scrum
2 19 (61.29%) Automated Testing
2 19 (61.29%) BDD
3 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.23%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Test Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) TDD
5 1 (3.23%) OO
5 1 (3.23%) ETL
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.23%) Database Security
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Testing
5 1 (3.23%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 22 (70.97%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
3 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
3 1 (3.23%) XPath
3 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.23%) Mercator
1 1 (3.23%) MathWorks
1 1 (3.23%) Telerik
1 1 (3.23%) Red Gate
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Rate: From £0 to £360 per day
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Rate: £25000.00 - £33000.00 per annum + benefits
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