The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 53 65 85
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.99% 1.38% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 1.48% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 8 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £316 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £116 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.13 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-57.08% +124.03%
Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1175 1150 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.30% 93.65% 92.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 619 681
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 111
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.40 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Tester
South East

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 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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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 - 4 £328 -
Guildford -2 2 £225 +28.57% 2
Woking - 2 £375 -
Weybridge - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 18 (26.09%) Oracle
2 18 (26.09%) Billing
3 16 (23.19%) System Testing
4 15 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (20.29%) QA
5 14 (20.29%) PL/SQL
6 13 (18.84%) C#
6 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
7 12 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (17.39%) Finance
8 11 (15.94%) HP
8 11 (15.94%) Selenium
9 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 9 (13.04%) WebDriver
9 9 (13.04%) ISEB
9 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.59%) CRM
10 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
11 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
11 7 (10.14%) Scrum
11 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
12 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
13 5 (7.25%) SAP
13 5 (7.25%) Web Services
13 5 (7.25%) XML
13 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (7.25%) WCF

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 3 (4.35%) SAP FI/CO
1 3 (4.35%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.90%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.45%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Firewall
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
1 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) Relational Database
2 7 (10.14%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (7.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.90%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.45%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Selenium
2 9 (13.04%) WebDriver
3 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.80%) JIRA
6 3 (4.35%) JMeter
6 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.90%) Selenium IDE
7 2 (2.90%) JUnit
7 2 (2.90%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.45%) Toad
8 1 (1.45%) QARun
8 1 (1.45%) CppUnit
General
1 18 (26.09%) Billing
2 12 (17.39%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Banking
4 3 (4.35%) Retail
5 2 (2.90%) Automotive
6 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Web Services
1 5 (7.25%) XML
1 5 (7.25%) WCF
2 4 (5.80%) REST
2 4 (5.80%) SOAP
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) WPF
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) iPad
1 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.90%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (1.45%) EPoS
2 1 (1.45%) EMV
2 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) System Testing
2 15 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.84%) Test Scripting
4 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 9 (13.04%) E-Commerce
5 8 (11.59%) CRM
6 7 (10.14%) Scrum
7 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.25%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.80%) BDD
10 3 (4.35%) Migration
10 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.35%) ETL
10 3 (4.35%) Test Strategy
10 3 (4.35%) Waterfall
11 2 (2.90%) Test Automation
11 2 (2.90%) Unit Testing
11 2 (2.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.13%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) PL/SQL
3 13 (18.84%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) Java
5 1 (1.45%) C
5 1 (1.45%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) ISEB
2 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Oracle
2 11 (15.94%) HP
3 5 (7.25%) SAP
4 2 (2.90%) IBM
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.45%) Siebel