The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 69 85 76
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 19 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.42% 0.38% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 0.52% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 3
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£293 £353 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.19% +33.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
System 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
976 967 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 73.05% 73.70% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 600 457
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +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 37 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 £54.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Surrey region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Surrey region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

System 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 System Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 18 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
Chertsey - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Egham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Woking - - - -
System Testing
South East

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 20 (83.33%) SQL
2 19 (79.17%) Oracle
3 13 (54.17%) Billing
3 13 (54.17%) PL/SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (16.67%) Finance
8 4 (16.67%) SOA
8 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) QARun
9 3 (12.50%) Toad
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) Java
9 3 (12.50%) ISEB
9 3 (12.50%) TestDirector
10 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
10 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Project
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) Toad
2 3 (12.50%) TestDirector
2 3 (12.50%) QARun
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 13 (54.17%) Billing
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (91.67%) Tester
2 18 (75.00%) Systems Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Principal Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Principal Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Handset
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) UNIX
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (16.67%) SOA
2 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 3 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Test Management
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) UML
5 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (83.33%) SQL
2 13 (54.17%) PL/SQL
3 3 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Xen
1 1 (4.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Perforce