Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Software Test Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 20 October 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.

Software Test Engineer
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 139 131
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Software Test Engineer 13 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.40% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Surrey median daily rate £438 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.72% -8.57% +12.00%
10th Percentile £256 £301 £305
90th Percentile £503 £355 £393
South East median daily rate £328 £320 £350
% change year-on-year +2.34% -8.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Surrey median hourly rate £40.00 - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +209.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,044 2,552 2,230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.01% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,138 1,800 1,478
Surrey median daily rate £468 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £206
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 83 110
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.43% -20.90% +13.37%
10th Percentile £12.95 £11.79 £11.52
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £45.10
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%

Software Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Software Test Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Software Test Engineer in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Surrey over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Test Engineer in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Test Engineer in Surrey

Software Test Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Test Engineer within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford - 5 £425 - 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - 3 £375 -
Redhill +2 2 - -
Reigate - 1 £525 -
Camberley - 1 £260 - 1
Software Test Engineer
South East

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, Software Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring Software Test Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 7 (53.85%) Selenium
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (38.46%) BDD
5 5 (38.46%) SDET
5 5 (38.46%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) Kanban
6 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (30.77%) DevOps
6 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
6 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 4 (30.77%) REST
6 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
7 3 (23.08%) Protractor
7 3 (23.08%) Gradle
7 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
7 3 (23.08%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (23.08%) gulp
7 3 (23.08%) API Testing
7 3 (23.08%) Maven
7 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
7 3 (23.08%) Test Management
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting

Software Test Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 4 (30.77%) JIRA
3 4 (30.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
4 3 (23.08%) Gradle
4 3 (23.08%) gulp
4 3 (23.08%) Jasmine
4 3 (23.08%) Karma Test Runner
4 3 (23.08%) Maven
4 3 (23.08%) Protractor
5 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
6 1 (7.69%) git-flow
6 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (7.69%) JMeter
6 1 (7.69%) NeoLoad
6 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 1 (7.69%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Core
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 5 (38.46%) SDET
5 4 (30.77%) DevOps
5 4 (30.77%) Kanban
5 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 3 (23.08%) API Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Test Management
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (15.38%) OO
7 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
8 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (7.69%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 1 (7.69%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Grafana
1 1 (7.69%) Graphite
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) ArcSight
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft