The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South East / Surrey
Rank 83 90 83
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.69% 0.85% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.03% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Median daily rate £450 £410 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.75% +38.98%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 952 1064 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.14% 82.23% 81.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 698 651
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £317 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 81 29
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.38 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.77 £51.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Surrey

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Surrey

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Surrey

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate - 4 £450 - 1
Staines - 2 - -
Redhill -9 1 - -
Software Testing
South East

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Line Management
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) System Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Effects
5 2 (25.00%) Electronics
5 2 (25.00%) Android Development
5 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) C
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 2 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
6 1 (12.50%) C#

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Android Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Android Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Graphics Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Android Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Graphics Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) OpenGL
1 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Line Management
1 5 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 4 (50.00%) System Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Android Development
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Effects
5 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) C++
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
1 6 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree