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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 74 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.10% 1.72% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 2.28% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 9
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£300 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £325 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £360 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.94%
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
1030 1095 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 75.79% 75.31% 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 621 466
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 53
Average hourly rate £41.50 £26.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.60% -29.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £15.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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
Reigate - 2 £300 - 1
Woking +8 1 £265 -25.35%
Guildford +7 1 - - 3
Staines +6 1 £245 -18.33% 4
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (43.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) ISEB
3 9 (30.00%) SQL
4 8 (26.67%) Selenium
4 8 (26.67%) Test Management
5 7 (23.33%) Billing
5 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (23.33%) Java
5 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (23.33%) Scrum
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) C#
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.67%) SaaS
7 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
7 5 (16.67%) .NET
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle
7 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 5 (16.67%) Middleware
7 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.33%) Smart Meter
9 3 (10.00%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 5 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.67%) InstallShield
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
4 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (23.33%) Billing
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (6.67%) Automotive
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Tester
4 6 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 6 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Test Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (13.33%) Software Tester
7 3 (10.00%) Junior
8 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
8 2 (6.67%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (6.67%) Systems Tester
8 2 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (6.67%) Manual Tester
8 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
9 1 (3.33%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Graduate Software Tester
9 1 (3.33%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
1 5 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.67%) AS400
2 2 (6.67%) iSeries
3 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) STB
3 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (26.67%) Test Management
3 7 (23.33%) Scrum
4 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (10.00%) BDD
7 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
7 3 (10.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.67%) BCP
8 2 (6.67%) TDD
8 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Java
3 6 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (6.67%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) Perl
4 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) C++
5 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) ISEB
3 7 (23.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Red Gate
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £42750 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago