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 28 June 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.

Software Testing
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 92 85
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.41% 0.39% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.47% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Median daily rate £375 £418 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.17% +30.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £460 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £316
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -  

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 1049 1073 999
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 86.12% 84.42% 78.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 718 571
Median daily rate £435 £428 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +4.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.95 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Surrey over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Surrey

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Staines +10 2 - - 1
Woking - 2 £488 -
Cobham - 1 £350 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 5 (38.46%) Line Management
3 5 (38.46%) C
4 4 (30.77%) C++
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) 3D Graphics
4 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 4 (30.77%) Android Development
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
4 4 (30.77%) System Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Android
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 4 (30.77%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Prototyping
4 4 (30.77%) Visual Effects
4 4 (30.77%) Electronics
5 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 3 (23.08%) Python
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) ETL
6 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) OpenGL

Software Testing
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 2 (15.38%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Hive
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (15.38%) Impala
1 2 (15.38%) Parquet
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (15.38%) Sqoop
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Android Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Big Data Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Finance Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Graphics Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Android Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Graphics Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Avro
1 2 (15.38%) JSON
1 2 (15.38%) Kafka
1 2 (15.38%) OpenGL
1 2 (15.38%) PySpark
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Line Management
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Android Development
3 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (30.77%) Embedded Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 4 (30.77%) Prototyping
3 4 (30.77%) System Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Test Strategy
3 4 (30.77%) Unit Testing
3 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (30.77%) Visual Effects
4 3 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 2 (15.38%) Data Ingestion
5 2 (15.38%) MapReduce
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Project Planning
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Python
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) ISEB
1 6 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (15.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Cloudera
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft