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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 77 90 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.94% 0.49% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.62% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 11
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £350 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £350 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
959 1133 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 82.11% 79.68% 76.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 668 616
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 40
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.72 £21.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £51.95 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Surrey region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cobham - 2 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) SQL
3 6 (37.50%) .NET
3 6 (37.50%) ISEB
3 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) QA
4 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (31.25%) XML
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) C#
5 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) WPF
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (18.75%) Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) REST
6 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) SOAP
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Big Data
7 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) RDBMS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (6.25%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Eagle PACE
1 1 (6.25%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
2 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (6.25%) Protractor
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Front Office
3 2 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 2 (12.50%) Developer in Test
5 2 (12.50%) ETL Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (12.50%) UAT Lead
5 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Tester
6 1 (6.25%) HTML Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) XML
3 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 4 (25.00%) WPF
4 3 (18.75%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) HTML5
5 2 (12.50%) WCF
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) DirectCompute
6 1 (6.25%) OpenCL
6 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) AS400
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (6.25%) CUDA
3 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 1 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (18.75%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) Fund Accounting
5 2 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (12.50%) Line Management
5 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Charles River
1 2 (12.50%) SunGard
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Thunderhead