The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 23 April 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.

System Testing
South East / Surrey
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 86 85
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.68% 0.96% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.15% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Median daily rate £450 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £43.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -74.71% +24.28%  

System 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 1109 1127 1113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 84.27% 82.93% 79.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 756 625
Median daily rate £449 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.70% +6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 74 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.17 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £50.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Surrey

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Surrey

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Surrey

System 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 System Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Guildford - 5 £475 - 1
Reigate - 3 £450 - 1
Redhill - 1 - -
System Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) Finance
1 9 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Spring
3 5 (55.56%) Java
3 5 (55.56%) J2EE
3 5 (55.56%) Unix
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Apache
3 5 (55.56%) Middleware
3 5 (55.56%) JSON
3 5 (55.56%) Hadoop
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (55.56%) REST
3 5 (55.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (55.56%) Big Data
3 5 (55.56%) Kafka
3 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
3 5 (55.56%) Apache Spark
3 5 (55.56%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (44.44%) Spring Boot
4 4 (44.44%) Line Management
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 4 (44.44%) ISEB

System 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 5 (55.56%) Apache
1 5 (55.56%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Big Data
1 5 (55.56%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Java Developer
2 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Hadoop Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Java Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) J2EE
1 5 (55.56%) JSON
1 5 (55.56%) Kafka
1 5 (55.56%) Middleware
1 5 (55.56%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (55.56%) REST
1 5 (55.56%) Spring
2 4 (44.44%) Spring Boot
3 1 (11.11%) Spark Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (44.44%) Line Management
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
4 4 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Hadoop YARN