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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 90 78 77
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.60% 0.77% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.00% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 12
Median daily rate £410 £320 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £275 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £408 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
1080 996 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.14% 77.15% 79.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 552 627
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 31 57
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.24 £13.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.19 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
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 28 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 May 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 - 3 £410 -
Redhill - 1 £460 - 1
Reigate - 1 £460 -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C#
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (45.00%) Marketing
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (40.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 7 (35.00%) VBScript
4 7 (35.00%) XML
4 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) Finance
4 7 (35.00%) RedGate
5 6 (30.00%) Database Security
5 6 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
5 6 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (30.00%) OO
5 6 (30.00%) C++
5 6 (30.00%) ISEB
6 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum

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 2 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Eagle PACE
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (40.00%) RDBMS
2 8 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
3 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) WebLOAD
General
1 9 (45.00%) Marketing
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Front Office
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) DBA
2 7 (35.00%) SQL DBA
3 6 (30.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (20.00%) Administrator
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Senior UI Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (10.00%) UAT Lead
6 2 (10.00%) UAT Test Lead
6 2 (10.00%) UI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Database Security
1 6 (30.00%) OO
1 6 (30.00%) Systems Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (15.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (10.00%) BDD
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.00%) Fund Accounting
4 2 (10.00%) Line Management
4 2 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) C#
3 8 (40.00%) Java
3 8 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (35.00%) VBScript
5 6 (30.00%) C++
5 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (5.00%) Perl
6 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISEB
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) RedGate
2 2 (10.00%) Charles River
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) SunGard
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle