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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 68 79 81
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 25 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.66% 0.76% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 1.01% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£190 £359 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.03% +14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £340 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £438 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £165.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +50.55%
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
1122 993 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 74.40% 75.63% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 576 510
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 68
Average hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.25 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £127.50 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Staines -2 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £330 -
Redhill - 2 £190 -
Reigate - 2 £135 -
Walton-on-Thames - 2 - - 1
Woking +9 1 - -
Weybridge - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Cobham - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Esher - - - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) XML
2 18 (41.86%) Scrum
3 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 15 (34.88%) ISEB
4 14 (32.56%) Web Services
5 13 (30.23%) QA
5 13 (30.23%) Selenium
6 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
7 11 (25.58%) C#
7 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
7 11 (25.58%) BDD
8 10 (23.26%) .NET
9 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
9 9 (20.93%) REST
10 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
10 8 (18.60%) Java
11 7 (16.28%) TDD
11 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
12 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
12 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
12 6 (13.95%) jQuery
12 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
12 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
12 6 (13.95%) HTML
12 6 (13.95%) CSS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.98%) Node.js
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) SaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.33%) DNS
1 1 (2.33%) SAN
1 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Selenium
2 12 (27.91%) Visual Studio
3 8 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (13.95%) SoapUI
5 5 (11.63%) SpecFlow
6 4 (9.30%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (6.98%) JMeter
8 2 (4.65%) QARun
8 2 (4.65%) InstallShield
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (4.65%) Toad
8 2 (4.65%) TestDirector
8 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
8 2 (4.65%) JUnit
8 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
1 5 (11.63%) Automotive
2 4 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.30%) Marketing
3 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (53.49%) Analyst
2 19 (44.19%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Tester
3 10 (23.26%) Agile Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Junior
6 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Senior Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.65%) Systems Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (4.65%) Graduate
8 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.65%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (41.86%) XML
2 14 (32.56%) Web Services
3 10 (23.26%) .NET
4 9 (20.93%) REST
5 6 (13.95%) CSS
5 6 (13.95%) SOAP
5 6 (13.95%) HTML
5 6 (13.95%) jQuery
6 5 (11.63%) Middleware
7 4 (9.30%) WCF
8 3 (6.98%) WPF
8 3 (6.98%) HTML5
8 3 (6.98%) XML Messaging
8 3 (6.98%) XHTML
8 3 (6.98%) Backbone.js
8 3 (6.98%) Ember.js
8 3 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.65%) JSON
10 1 (2.33%) MDX
10 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) AS400
2 3 (6.98%) Animation
2 3 (6.98%) iSeries
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.65%) DTV
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) UNIX
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Scrum
3 15 (34.88%) Automated Testing
4 11 (25.58%) BDD
5 7 (16.28%) TDD
5 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.95%) Integration Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
7 5 (11.63%) MVC
8 4 (9.30%) OO
8 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) Test Management
9 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.98%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
9 3 (6.98%) OOP
9 3 (6.98%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.98%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 11 (25.58%) C#
3 8 (18.60%) Java
4 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (11.63%) PHP
6 3 (6.98%) Perl
6 3 (6.98%) VBScript
7 2 (4.65%) Python
7 2 (4.65%) XPath
8 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ISEB
2 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Business Objects