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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 86 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.00% 1.26% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.55% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Average daily rate £385 £228 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -39.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
968 1162 996
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 80.33% 81.37% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 647 541
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 16 36
Average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +102.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cobham - 5 £385 -
Chertsey -1 1 - -
Redhill -18 1 £425 +123.68%
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
3 9 (37.50%) C#
3 9 (37.50%) XML
4 8 (33.33%) ISEB
4 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 7 (29.17%) Java
5 7 (29.17%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) HP UFT
6 6 (25.00%) Marketing
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (20.83%) Database Security
7 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
7 5 (20.83%) Red Gate
7 5 (20.83%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) OO
7 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
7 5 (20.83%) C++

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) ResourceLink
1 1 (4.17%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.17%) Extranet
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (20.83%) RDBMS
3 5 (20.83%) Relational Database
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (8.33%) Toad
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) JMeter
4 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.17%) Selenium
4 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) WebLOAD
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.17%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) DBA
3 5 (20.83%) Systems Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Systems Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) SQL DBA
4 4 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (12.50%) Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Test Consultant
5 3 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Web Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) UI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) WPF
4 1 (4.17%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) AS400
4 1 (4.17%) Fintech
4 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (29.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) Database Security
3 5 (20.83%) OO
3 5 (20.83%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (12.50%) SDLC
5 3 (12.50%) SOA
5 3 (12.50%) System Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (4.17%) Information Assurance
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) C#
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 5 (20.83%) C++
4 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
4 5 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 5 (20.83%) VBScript
5 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) C
6 1 (4.17%) Groovy
6 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) ISEB
2 7 (29.17%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Red Gate
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (4.17%) SAP