Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 116 127
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 29 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.05% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.62% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 8
Surrey median daily rate £425 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.14% +1.07% +2.94%
10th Percentile £344 £273 £313
90th Percentile £513 £412 £400
South East median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate £45.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £38.19
% change year-on-year - +17.85% -1.46%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2313 1933 2204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.35% 83.54% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1653 1282 1346
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £285
90th Percentile £580 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 83 51
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.55 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.07 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
% change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Reigate - 12 £413 -
Staines +8 4 - -
Cobham 0 1 £350 -
Guildford - 1 £275 - 1
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Woking - 1 £600 -
Software Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Scrum
2 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 13 (44.83%) ISTQB
3 13 (44.83%) Finance
4 12 (41.38%) SQL
5 11 (37.93%) Degree
5 11 (37.93%) QA
5 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
6 10 (34.48%) BDD
6 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
7 9 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
8 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
8 8 (27.59%) ISEB
8 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
8 8 (27.59%) SDLC
8 8 (27.59%) Scenario Testing
9 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (20.69%) System Testing
10 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
10 6 (20.69%) User Stories
10 6 (20.69%) Gherkin
10 6 (20.69%) Issue Tracking
11 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
11 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
11 5 (17.24%) C

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 (6.90%) Apache Spark
1 2 (6.90%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Sauce Labs
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Hive
2 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.90%) Impala
2 2 (6.90%) Parquet
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.90%) Sqoop
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) HP UFT
2 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.34%) Appium
3 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
3 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.90%) JIRA
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
5 1 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Games
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
1 8 (27.59%) Test Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Android Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Big Data Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Developer in Test
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Software Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.45%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Gherkin
2 5 (17.24%) OpenGL
3 3 (10.34%) React Native
4 2 (6.90%) Apache Avro
4 2 (6.90%) JSON
4 2 (6.90%) Kafka
4 2 (6.90%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (6.90%) PySpark
4 2 (6.90%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.45%) CSS3
5 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) LINQ
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.45%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) 3D Graphics
2 2 (6.90%) Animation
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Scrum
2 15 (51.72%) Test Automation
3 11 (37.93%) Test Strategy
4 10 (34.48%) BDD
4 10 (34.48%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (31.03%) Defect Management
6 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Regression Testing
6 8 (27.59%) Scenario Testing
6 8 (27.59%) SDLC
7 6 (20.69%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (20.69%) Project Planning
7 6 (20.69%) System Testing
7 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.69%) User Stories
8 5 (17.24%) Test Planning
8 5 (17.24%) Unit Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
9 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) T-SQL
3 5 (17.24%) C
3 5 (17.24%) C#
3 5 (17.24%) C++
3 5 (17.24%) Python
4 4 (13.79%) Java
5 2 (6.90%) GLSL
5 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) ISTQB
2 11 (37.93%) Degree
3 9 (31.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (27.59%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (37.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.90%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (6.90%) Oozie
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) HP
2 2 (6.90%) Cloudera
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Guidewire
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.45%) Thunderhead