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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 60 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 38 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 2.51% 0.98% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.71% 1.06% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 10
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£303 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £178 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £311 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £301 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +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
1404 1230 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.80% 92.83% 91.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 750 613
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 67 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.25 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 £315 - 1
Reigate 0 3 £300 +9.09%
Guildford -12 1 £330 +24.52% 1
Leatherhead - 1 £350 - 1
Chertsey - - - - 1
Dorking - - - -
Esher - - - -
Walton-on-Thames - - - -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 41 (53.95%) SQL
2 24 (31.58%) Oracle
2 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.95%) System Testing
4 19 (25.00%) Billing
5 15 (19.74%) PL/SQL
5 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
6 14 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (18.42%) Scrum
7 13 (17.11%) Finance
7 13 (17.11%) QA
7 13 (17.11%) C#
7 13 (17.11%) Manual Testing
8 12 (15.79%) Automated Testing
8 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
9 11 (14.47%) Selenium
9 11 (14.47%) CRM
9 11 (14.47%) ISEB
10 10 (13.16%) XML
10 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (11.84%) Web Services
11 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
11 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
11 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
12 8 (10.53%) SAP
12 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
12 8 (10.53%) JIRA
13 7 (9.21%) HP
13 7 (9.21%) ETL

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP CRM
2 2 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.63%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.63%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.32%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) HTTP
1 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.32%) GPRS
2 1 (1.32%) SMS
2 1 (1.32%) DNS
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
1 9 (11.84%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (6.58%) SAP BW
5 4 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.63%) MySQL
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.32%) SAP BI
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (14.47%) Selenium
3 9 (11.84%) Visual Studio
4 8 (10.53%) JIRA
5 7 (9.21%) SpecFlow
6 6 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (3.95%) QARun
7 3 (3.95%) Toad
7 3 (3.95%) TestDirector
7 3 (3.95%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.63%) NeoLoad
8 2 (2.63%) Bugzilla
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
9 1 (1.32%) JMeter
9 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.32%) CppUnit
9 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (25.00%) Billing
2 13 (17.11%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) XML
2 9 (11.84%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) REST
4 5 (6.58%) WCF
4 5 (6.58%) .NET
5 4 (5.26%) SOAP
5 4 (5.26%) WPF
6 2 (2.63%) jQuery
6 2 (2.63%) HTML
6 2 (2.63%) CSS
7 1 (1.32%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.32%) Middleware
7 1 (1.32%) WinForms
7 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.63%) iPad
3 2 (2.63%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.32%) DTV
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.32%) EPoS
4 1 (1.32%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) UNIX
2 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 1 (1.32%) Android
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.95%) System Testing
3 15 (19.74%) Test Scripting
4 14 (18.42%) Scrum
5 13 (17.11%) Manual Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 12 (15.79%) Automated Testing
7 11 (14.47%) CRM
8 10 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (9.21%) ETL
9 7 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (9.21%) Automation Testing
10 6 (7.89%) BDD
10 6 (7.89%) MVC
10 6 (7.89%) Migration
11 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.58%) SOA
12 4 (5.26%) Web Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Functional Testing
12 4 (5.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.95%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) PL/SQL
3 13 (17.11%) C#
4 5 (6.58%) Java
5 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.63%) PHP
7 1 (1.32%) C++
7 1 (1.32%) C
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) ISEB
2 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Oracle
2 8 (10.53%) SAP
3 7 (9.21%) HP
4 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.32%) VMware
5 1 (1.32%) Siebel
5 1 (1.32%) Business Objects