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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 76 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 22 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.82% 2.15% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 2.28% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 6
Average daily rate £344 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £250 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
1160 1313 1162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 95.79% 94.05% 92.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 720 629
Average daily rate £413 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £235 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 43 57
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 7 £375 -6.25% 2
Epsom - 3 £300 -
Reigate -5 2 - -
Woking - 2 - - 1
Staines - 1 £190 -
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Selenium
2 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
2 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.67%) HP
4 11 (18.03%) C#
4 11 (18.03%) SoapUI
5 10 (16.39%) CREST Certified
5 10 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (16.39%) Penetration Testing
6 9 (14.75%) SOAP
6 9 (14.75%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (13.11%) .NET
7 8 (13.11%) CEH
7 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 8 (13.11%) QA
7 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Management
7 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.11%) OWASP
8 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
8 7 (11.48%) Web Services
8 7 (11.48%) XML
8 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
8 7 (11.48%) Remedy
9 6 (9.84%) Java
9 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
10 5 (8.20%) JSON

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (1.64%) CMS
1 1 (1.64%) JBoss
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) VoltDB
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Selenium
2 11 (18.03%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.56%) JMeter
3 4 (6.56%) LoadRunner
3 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
4 3 (4.92%) LoadUI
4 3 (4.92%) TestNG
5 2 (3.28%) JIRA
5 2 (3.28%) MSTest
5 2 (3.28%) Rational Performance Tester
5 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.28%) Subversion
6 1 (1.64%) JBehave
6 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.64%) JUnit
6 1 (1.64%) Maven
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
2 2 (3.28%) Retail
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) SOAP
2 8 (13.11%) .NET
3 7 (11.48%) Web Services
3 7 (11.48%) XML
4 5 (8.20%) JSON
5 4 (6.56%) HTML
6 2 (3.28%) Gherkin
6 2 (3.28%) WPF
6 2 (3.28%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.64%) HTML5
7 1 (1.64%) J2EE
7 1 (1.64%) Java EE
7 1 (1.64%) Middleware
7 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.28%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.92%) Unix
2 2 (3.28%) Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Android
3 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Test Scripting
2 12 (19.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (16.39%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (14.75%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (13.11%) OWASP
5 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
5 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (13.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 7 (11.48%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
7 5 (8.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.56%) Test Management
9 3 (4.92%) BDD
9 3 (4.92%) Functional Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Defect Management
10 2 (3.28%) E-Commerce
10 2 (3.28%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) C#
2 6 (9.84%) Java
3 5 (8.20%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.28%) VBA
4 2 (3.28%) VBScript
5 1 (1.64%) AWK
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) Python
5 1 (1.64%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) CREST Certified
4 8 (13.11%) CEH
5 6 (9.84%) ISTQB
6 4 (6.56%) ISEB
7 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.64%) Degree
8 1 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) HP
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Remedy
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) SAP
4 2 (3.28%) Telerik
5 1 (1.64%) BMC