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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 61 79 74
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 29 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.07% 0.78% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 0.86% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 6
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£325 £313 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £321 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 - £27.50
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
1300 1167 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.59% 90.89% 88.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 637 592
Average daily rate £370 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 62 115
Average hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £48.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Leatherhead - 8 £350 - 1
Guildford -3 2 £318 +6.72%
Reigate - 2 £135 - 2
Staines - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Woking - - - - 1
Redhill - - - -
Chertsey - - - - 1
Epsom - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 38 (56.72%) SQL
2 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.87%) Oracle
4 15 (22.39%) Scrum
4 15 (22.39%) Selenium
5 14 (20.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
6 13 (19.40%) C#
7 12 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
7 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
7 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
7 12 (17.91%) Automation Testing
8 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
8 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
9 9 (13.43%) System Testing
9 9 (13.43%) Performance Testing
9 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
9 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
9 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
9 9 (13.43%) UNIX
10 8 (11.94%) Java
10 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
10 8 (11.94%) HP
10 8 (11.94%) ISEB
10 8 (11.94%) Finance
10 8 (11.94%) QA
10 8 (11.94%) SpecFlow
11 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (10.45%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (10.45%) JIRA

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 3 (4.48%) Apache
2 2 (2.99%) nginx
3 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) GPRS
1 5 (7.46%) SMS
1 5 (7.46%) HTTP
2 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.49%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.49%) Firewall
3 1 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
2 7 (10.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.48%) SAP BW
4 3 (4.48%) MySQL
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Selenium
2 14 (20.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (11.94%) SpecFlow
4 7 (10.45%) JIRA
4 7 (10.45%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
5 6 (8.96%) JMeter
5 6 (8.96%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.97%) NeoLoad
6 4 (5.97%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.48%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.99%) Toad
8 2 (2.99%) QARun
8 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.99%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.49%) Metasploit
9 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.96%) Billing
4 2 (2.99%) Electronics
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) XML
2 6 (8.96%) Web Services
2 6 (8.96%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) CSS
4 4 (5.97%) REST
5 3 (4.48%) WCF
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.99%) WPF
6 2 (2.99%) GWT
6 2 (2.99%) jQuery
7 1 (1.49%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.49%) WinForms
7 1 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.49%) Middleware
7 1 (1.49%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.99%) DTV
4 1 (1.49%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.43%) UNIX
2 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) AIX
3 2 (2.99%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.49%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) Scrum
3 13 (19.40%) Test Scripting
4 12 (17.91%) Automation Testing
5 10 (14.93%) Manual Testing
6 9 (13.43%) System Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Performance Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Software Testing
6 9 (13.43%) Automated Testing
7 6 (8.96%) Load Testing
7 6 (8.96%) BDD
8 5 (7.46%) Functional Testing
8 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.97%) CRM
9 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
9 4 (5.97%) SOA
9 4 (5.97%) ETL
9 4 (5.97%) MVC
9 4 (5.97%) TDD
9 4 (5.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (56.72%) SQL
2 13 (19.40%) C#
3 9 (13.43%) PL/SQL
4 8 (11.94%) Java
4 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.45%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.49%) C
8 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
1 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.94%) ISEB
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.49%) OSCP
5 1 (1.49%) CEH
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Nmap
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.99%) Nessus
2 2 (2.99%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (1.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Oracle
2 8 (11.94%) HP
3 5 (7.46%) SAP
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.49%) VMware