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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 69 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 26 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.73% 1.21% 2.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 1.60% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 16
Average daily rate
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£355 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £332 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £165.00 - £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £31.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
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
1084 1002 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.22% 75.62% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 626 487
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 £236 £246 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 44
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -14.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £14.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 October 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
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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 3 £375 -6.25%
Guildford -11 3 £330 +37.21%
Reigate - 1 £135 - 1
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - - 2
Camberley - - - - 1
Chertsey - - - - 1
Dorking - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Esher - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 19 (55.88%) SQL
1 19 (55.88%) XML
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) Web Services
3 15 (44.12%) Scrum
4 14 (41.18%) QA
5 13 (38.24%) Automated Testing
5 13 (38.24%) BDD
6 12 (35.29%) REST
6 12 (35.29%) ISEB
7 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
7 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (26.47%) SOAP
8 9 (26.47%) C#
9 8 (23.53%) .NET
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
9 8 (23.53%) SpecFlow
10 7 (20.59%) WCF
10 7 (20.59%) MVC
11 6 (17.65%) TDD
11 6 (17.65%) WPF
11 6 (17.65%) jQuery
11 6 (17.65%) Selenium
11 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
11 6 (17.65%) HTML
11 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
11 6 (17.65%) CSS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (8.82%) Node.js
2 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) MySQL
2 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Visual Studio
1 10 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (23.53%) SpecFlow
3 6 (17.65%) Selenium
4 5 (14.71%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.82%) JMeter
6 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.88%) QARun
6 2 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.88%) TestDirector
6 2 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (5.88%) Toad
6 2 (5.88%) JUnit
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.94%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Automotive
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Billing
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (44.12%) Test Analyst
3 12 (35.29%) Tester
4 7 (20.59%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Developer
6 3 (8.82%) QA Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Systems Tester
6 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.88%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.94%) Graduate
8 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (55.88%) XML
2 17 (50.00%) Web Services
3 12 (35.29%) REST
4 9 (26.47%) SOAP
5 8 (23.53%) .NET
6 7 (20.59%) WCF
7 6 (17.65%) WPF
7 6 (17.65%) jQuery
7 6 (17.65%) HTML
7 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 3 (8.82%) XHTML
8 3 (8.82%) HTML5
8 3 (8.82%) XML Messaging
8 3 (8.82%) Backbone.js
8 3 (8.82%) Ember.js
8 3 (8.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (5.88%) JSON
10 1 (2.94%) XML Schema
10 1 (2.94%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (2.94%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Animation
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) AS400
4 1 (2.94%) DTV
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) iSeries
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.88%) UNIX
1 2 (5.88%) Windows
1 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Scrum
3 13 (38.24%) Automated Testing
3 13 (38.24%) BDD
4 7 (20.59%) MVC
5 6 (17.65%) TDD
5 6 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.76%) OO
7 3 (8.82%) OOP
7 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.82%) Test Management
7 3 (8.82%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.82%) System Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
8 2 (5.88%) Kimball Methodology
8 2 (5.88%) Line Management
8 2 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.71%) PHP
5 3 (8.82%) VBScript
5 3 (8.82%) Java
6 2 (5.88%) XPath
7 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISEB
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (41.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Business Objects
3 1 (2.94%) IBM