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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 63 77
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.63% 1.55% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.18% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £331 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +32.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £412 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £34.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -33.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
920 873 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.27% 71.09% 72.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 465 552
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 48 62
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 2 £375 -9.09% 1
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Guildford - - - - 3
Leatherhead - - - - 2
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 27 (81.82%) SQL
2 25 (75.76%) Web Services
3 24 (72.73%) XML
3 24 (72.73%) SOAP
3 24 (72.73%) BDD
3 24 (72.73%) REST
4 23 (69.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (69.70%) Scrum
4 23 (69.70%) .NET
4 23 (69.70%) C#
5 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
5 22 (66.67%) Automated Testing
5 22 (66.67%) QA
5 22 (66.67%) WCF
6 21 (63.64%) WPF
6 21 (63.64%) Visual Studio
7 20 (60.61%) ISEB
8 10 (30.30%) SpecFlow
8 10 (30.30%) Office 365
9 8 (24.24%) DevOps
10 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
11 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (9.09%) TDD
11 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
11 3 (9.09%) Linux
11 3 (9.09%) Java
12 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
12 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 2 (6.06%) Relational Database

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (69.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (63.64%) Visual Studio
3 10 (30.30%) SpecFlow
4 2 (6.06%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
4 2 (6.06%) JUnit
4 2 (6.06%) JMeter
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium
5 1 (3.03%) NUnit
5 1 (3.03%) MSTest
General
1 1 (3.03%) Marketing
1 1 (3.03%) Automotive
1 1 (3.03%) Publishing
1 1 (3.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (75.76%) Analyst
1 25 (75.76%) Test Analyst
2 16 (48.48%) Test Engineer
3 15 (45.45%) QA Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Tester
5 4 (12.12%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Integration Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Integration Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) Web Services
2 24 (72.73%) XML
2 24 (72.73%) SOAP
2 24 (72.73%) REST
3 23 (69.70%) .NET
4 22 (66.67%) WCF
5 21 (63.64%) WPF
6 2 (6.06%) JSON
7 1 (3.03%) XML Messaging
7 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (3.03%) XML Schema
7 1 (3.03%) LINQ
7 1 (3.03%) OpenCL
7 1 (3.03%) DirectCompute
7 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) Device Driver
1 1 (3.03%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (3.03%) Replication
1 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.03%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (3.03%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (6.06%) UNIX
3 1 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (3.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) BDD
2 23 (69.70%) Scrum
3 22 (66.67%) Automated Testing
4 8 (24.24%) DevOps
5 5 (15.15%) Test Scripting
6 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.06%) MVC
7 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.03%) OO
8 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
8 1 (3.03%) Automation Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Security Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Scalability Testing
8 1 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (81.82%) SQL
2 23 (69.70%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) ISEB
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (3.03%) Telerik
1 1 (3.03%) Mercator
1 1 (3.03%) MathWorks
1 1 (3.03%) IBM
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle
1 1 (3.03%) Red Gate