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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 73 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.41% 1.11% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.53% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £247
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +62.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £237 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+215.21% -67.14%
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
926 918 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.51% 72.80% 69.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 544 436
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 53
Average hourly rate £31.50 £26.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -34.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -5 2 £375 -9.09% 1
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Dorking - - - - 1
Guildford - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 24 (66.67%) Web Services
4 21 (58.33%) C#
4 21 (58.33%) QA
4 21 (58.33%) BDD
5 20 (55.56%) REST
5 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
5 20 (55.56%) SOAP
5 20 (55.56%) Scrum
6 19 (52.78%) .NET
6 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
6 19 (52.78%) Team Foundation Server
7 18 (50.00%) WCF
7 18 (50.00%) ISEB
8 17 (47.22%) Visual Studio
8 17 (47.22%) WPF
9 12 (33.33%) SpecFlow
9 12 (33.33%) Office 365
10 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (22.22%) DevOps
12 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
13 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
13 4 (11.11%) TDD
13 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
13 4 (11.11%) Java
13 4 (11.11%) MVC
14 3 (8.33%) XML Messaging
14 3 (8.33%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
1 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (52.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (47.22%) Visual Studio
3 12 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 4 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.33%) Selenium
6 2 (5.56%) JMeter
6 2 (5.56%) JUnit
6 2 (5.56%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.78%) MSTest
7 1 (2.78%) NUnit
7 1 (2.78%) QARun
7 1 (2.78%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.78%) Toad
7 1 (2.78%) TestDirector
7 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Analyst
1 23 (63.89%) Test Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 11 (30.56%) QA Analyst
4 10 (27.78%) Tester
5 7 (19.44%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Developer
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.78%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.78%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) QA Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Test Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (69.44%) XML
2 24 (66.67%) Web Services
3 20 (55.56%) REST
3 20 (55.56%) SOAP
4 19 (52.78%) .NET
5 18 (50.00%) WCF
6 17 (47.22%) WPF
7 3 (8.33%) XML Messaging
8 2 (5.56%) JSON
9 1 (2.78%) MDX
9 1 (2.78%) OpenCL
9 1 (2.78%) DirectCompute
9 1 (2.78%) LINQ
9 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
9 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) iSeries
2 1 (2.78%) CUDA
2 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) AS400
2 1 (2.78%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.78%) 3D Graphics
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 21 (58.33%) BDD
2 20 (55.56%) Scrum
2 20 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (22.22%) DevOps
5 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.11%) TDD
5 4 (11.11%) MVC
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.56%) System Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Test Management
7 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
7 2 (5.56%) OO
7 2 (5.56%) ETL
7 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) C#
3 4 (11.11%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 2 (5.56%) XPath
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (58.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Business Objects
2 1 (2.78%) IBM
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) MathWorks
2 1 (2.78%) Telerik
2 1 (2.78%) Red Gate