The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester 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 Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 77 59 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.01% 2.55% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 2.74% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 24 6
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£333 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £240 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £372 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
- -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
Tester
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1202 1278 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.11% 93.01% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 739 539
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £213 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 85
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Tester
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 Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015. 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 +14 1 - -
Guildford -3 1 £315 +12.00%
Leatherhead -5 1 £430 +56.36% 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title.

1 15 (36.59%) HP
1 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
1 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) JMeter
2 12 (29.27%) LoadRunner
2 12 (29.27%) SQL
3 10 (24.39%) Load Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Apache
5 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (17.07%) Selenium
6 7 (17.07%) ISEB
7 6 (14.63%) Scrum
7 6 (14.63%) C#
7 6 (14.63%) Oracle
7 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
7 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
8 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
8 5 (12.20%) .NET
8 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
9 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
9 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
9 4 (9.76%) UNIX
9 4 (9.76%) Windows
9 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Tester 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 Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (21.95%) Apache
2 2 (4.88%) nginx
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.44%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.44%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HTTP
2 2 (4.88%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.44%) GPRS
3 1 (2.44%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) LoadRunner
1 12 (29.27%) JMeter
2 7 (17.07%) Selenium
3 5 (12.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (9.76%) Visual Studio
4 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) JIRA
5 3 (7.32%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.88%) MSTest
7 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
7 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.76%) Billing
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.32%) CSS
2 3 (7.32%) SOAP
2 3 (7.32%) XML
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
2 3 (7.32%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
3 2 (4.88%) GWT
3 2 (4.88%) RESTful
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.44%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Smart Meter
1 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.76%) UNIX
1 4 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Solaris
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Load Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
2 9 (21.95%) Functional Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.63%) Software Testing
4 6 (14.63%) Scrum
4 6 (14.63%) Performance Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Regression Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Test Management
7 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.32%) System Testing
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
7 3 (7.32%) BDD
7 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
7 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.88%) Data Management
8 2 (4.88%) Test Planning
8 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) C#
3 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
1 15 (36.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) ISEB
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (2.44%) Nessus
2 1 (2.44%) Nmap
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) HP
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.44%) Siebel
4 1 (2.44%) Telerik
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