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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 80 55 77
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 13 36 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.00% 2.74% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 2.94% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 5
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£425 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £245 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £371 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £12.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+198.00% -59.67%
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
1198 1223 1183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.51% 93.07% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 720 614
Average daily rate £400 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 59 98
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -20 3 £428 +55.45% 1
Staines 0 1 £500 +52.67% 1
Tester
South East

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 16 (45.71%) HP
2 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (28.57%) JMeter
3 10 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Apache
4 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
5 8 (22.86%) SQL
6 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
7 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (17.14%) ISEB
8 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
8 5 (14.29%) Oracle
8 5 (14.29%) Test Management
8 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 4 (11.43%) Selenium
9 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
9 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
9 4 (11.43%) SOAP
9 4 (11.43%) XML
9 4 (11.43%) Billing
9 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
9 4 (11.43%) HP UFT
9 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Scrum
10 3 (8.57%) Finance

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 9 (25.71%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (2.86%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP HR
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.86%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
1 2 (5.71%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 10 (28.57%) JMeter
2 4 (11.43%) HP UFT
2 4 (11.43%) Selenium
2 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
3 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.57%) JIRA
4 2 (5.71%) MSTest
4 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.86%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.43%) Billing
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) SOAP
1 4 (11.43%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) REST
3 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 2 (5.71%) XML Messaging
3 2 (5.71%) JSON
3 2 (5.71%) RESTful
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) UNIX
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Solaris
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 9 (25.71%) Automated Testing
2 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Software Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.29%) Test Management
4 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Scrum
5 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.57%) Manual Testing
6 3 (8.57%) System Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
6 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.71%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (5.71%) API Development
7 2 (5.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 14 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) ISEB
3 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 3 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Siebel
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.86%) Telerik
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Chertsey
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
City Test Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday