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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 67 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 25 41 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.75% 3.16% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 3.43% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 10
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£383 £295 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.66% +9.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £340 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £14.05 £30.13
% change year-on-year
+113.52% -53.36%
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
1316 1197 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.03% 92.29% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 720 687
Average daily rate £400 £353 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £222 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 52 60
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £19.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% -14.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +9 7 £360 -4.00%
Leatherhead - 5 £388 -
Epsom - 2 - -
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £396 -
Reigate -4 1 £320 +6.66%
Redhill -6 1 £313 +13.63%
Staines -9 1 £500 +68.35%
Weybridge - 1 £380 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
2 10 (27.03%) HP
3 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
4 7 (18.92%) QA
4 7 (18.92%) Remedy
4 7 (18.92%) Finance
4 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (16.22%) SQL
5 6 (16.22%) SOAP
5 6 (16.22%) XML
5 6 (16.22%) Selenium
5 6 (16.22%) Test Management
5 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (13.51%) C#
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) ISEB
7 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.81%) System Testing
7 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
7 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Banking
7 4 (10.81%) Retail
7 4 (10.81%) XML Messaging
7 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
8 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
8 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Subversion

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) PTC Creo
2 1 (2.70%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (21.62%) SoapUI
2 6 (16.22%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.11%) JMeter
4 3 (8.11%) Subversion
5 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
5 2 (5.41%) HP UFT
5 2 (5.41%) TestNG
5 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.41%) MSTest
5 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.41%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.70%) MSBuild
6 1 (2.70%) PHPUnit
6 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.70%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) XML
1 6 (16.22%) SOAP
2 4 (10.81%) XML Messaging
3 3 (8.11%) REST
4 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 2 (5.41%) JSON
4 2 (5.41%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) HTML
4 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Test Scripting
2 7 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
3 6 (16.22%) Test Management
4 5 (13.51%) Scrum
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.81%) System Testing
6 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.41%) API Development
7 2 (5.41%) Use Case
7 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.41%) TDD
8 1 (2.70%) Content Management
8 1 (2.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) VBA
3 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) ISEB
3 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.70%) CEH
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) HP
2 7 (18.92%) Remedy
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) IBM
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.70%) Telerik
4 1 (2.70%) BMC
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