The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Surrey region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Engineer
Rank 80 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 4 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.32% 0.32% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.34% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
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£304 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1166 1169 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 91.96% 93.22% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 636 677
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 85 107
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Engineer in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Engineer across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Test Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Engineer
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 Test Engineer within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 1 £363 -
Egham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 3
Leatherhead - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Test Engineer
South East

Test Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title.

1 22 (70.97%) C#
2 21 (67.74%) .NET
2 21 (67.74%) Scrum
2 21 (67.74%) QA
3 20 (64.52%) SQL
4 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
4 19 (61.29%) SOAP
4 19 (61.29%) Web Services
4 19 (61.29%) XML
4 19 (61.29%) WCF
4 19 (61.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (61.29%) BDD
4 19 (61.29%) REST
5 18 (58.06%) WPF
5 18 (58.06%) Automated Testing
5 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
6 17 (54.84%) ISEB
7 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
8 8 (25.81%) Office 365
8 8 (25.81%) DevOps
9 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) Publishing
10 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
10 4 (12.90%) Java
11 3 (9.68%) Selenium
11 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
11 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
11 3 (9.68%) Linux
11 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared

Test Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Test Engineer in their job title 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 with Test Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) Wireless
1 1 (3.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (61.29%) Visual Studio
1 19 (61.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (22.58%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.23%) GNU Toolchain
4 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.23%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (12.90%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Military
2 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) .NET
2 19 (61.29%) SOAP
2 19 (61.29%) Web Services
2 19 (61.29%) XML
2 19 (61.29%) WCF
2 19 (61.29%) REST
3 18 (58.06%) WPF
4 2 (6.45%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.23%) AS400
1 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Scrum
2 19 (61.29%) BDD
3 18 (58.06%) Automated Testing
4 16 (51.61%) Software Testing
5 8 (25.81%) DevOps
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (9.68%) Test Scripting
7 3 (9.68%) Automation Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Manual Testing
9 1 (3.23%) V-Model
9 1 (3.23%) OWASP
9 1 (3.23%) TDD
9 1 (3.23%) Content Management
9 1 (3.23%) UML
9 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (70.97%) C#
2 20 (64.52%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) ISEB
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (67.74%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) IBM
1 1 (3.23%) Mercator
1 1 (3.23%) VMware