Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £460 per day in advertised job vacancies in Guildford during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Tester
Surrey > Guildford
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 30 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 0.51% 0.88% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.92% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Guildford median daily rate £460 £300 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -45.45% +66.67%
10th Percentile £455 £275 £525
90th Percentile £465 £325 £575
Surrey median daily rate £375 £355 £386
% change year-on-year +5.63% -8.09% +21.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Guildford median hourly rate - - -
Surrey median hourly rate £12.50 - £32.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Guildford
Contract vacancies in Guildford with a recognized job title 188 218 195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 96.04% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 122 97
Guildford median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.32%
10th Percentile £131 £155 £215
90th Percentile £588 £574 £503
Surrey median daily rate £450 £420 £415
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 12
Guildford median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% -60.65% +150.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £11.90
90th Percentile £20.21 £37.75 £42.50
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.05% - +15.32%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Guildford.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Guildford

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Guildford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Guildford

Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester in Guildford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Tester in Guildford

Tester Skill Set
Top 5 Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Guildford region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (100.00%) Zephyr

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Elasticsearch
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Zephyr
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA