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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 72 71 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.35% 1.13% 2.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.53% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £241 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
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
974 979 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 73.07% 73.78% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 610 457
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 48
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -50.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 2 £375 -6.25%
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - - 1
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (75.00%) SQL
2 25 (69.44%) XML
3 23 (63.89%) Web Services
3 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (58.33%) QA
5 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
5 20 (55.56%) BDD
5 20 (55.56%) C#
6 19 (52.78%) SOAP
6 19 (52.78%) Scrum
6 19 (52.78%) REST
6 19 (52.78%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (50.00%) ISEB
7 18 (50.00%) .NET
7 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 18 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (47.22%) WCF
9 16 (44.44%) WPF
9 16 (44.44%) Visual Studio
10 12 (33.33%) SpecFlow
10 12 (33.33%) Office 365
11 8 (22.22%) DevOps
12 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
13 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
14 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
14 4 (11.11%) TDD
14 4 (11.11%) Java
14 4 (11.11%) MVC
14 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
15 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 18 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (44.44%) Visual Studio
3 12 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium
6 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.56%) QARun
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (5.56%) JUnit
6 2 (5.56%) JMeter
6 2 (5.56%) TestDirector
6 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (5.56%) Toad
6 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.78%) NUnit
7 1 (2.78%) MSTest
7 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Test Analyst
1 22 (61.11%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Tester
2 11 (30.56%) Test Engineer
3 10 (27.78%) QA Analyst
4 7 (19.44%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Systems Tester
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Integration Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (69.44%) XML
2 23 (63.89%) Web Services
3 19 (52.78%) SOAP
3 19 (52.78%) REST
4 18 (50.00%) .NET
5 17 (47.22%) WCF
6 16 (44.44%) WPF
7 3 (8.33%) XML Messaging
8 2 (5.56%) JSON
9 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
9 1 (2.78%) MDX
9 1 (2.78%) LINQ
9 1 (2.78%) OpenCL
9 1 (2.78%) DirectCompute
9 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.78%) AS400
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.78%) CUDA
4 1 (2.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (63.89%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 20 (55.56%) BDD
3 19 (52.78%) Scrum
4 8 (22.22%) DevOps
5 5 (13.89%) Test Scripting
6 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 4 (11.11%) TDD
6 4 (11.11%) MVC
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.33%) System Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Test Management
8 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (5.56%) SOA
8 2 (5.56%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) SQL
2 20 (55.56%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) XPath
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (58.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) MathWorks
2 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) Telerik
2 1 (2.78%) Red Gate