The median contractor rate for a Test Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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.

Test Engineer
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 83 86
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Engineer 10 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.82% 1.10% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.16% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 7
Median daily rate £363 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.02% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £184 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £397 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £294
% change year-on-year -2.85% +19.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £24.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.64% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1152 1212 1210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.58% 95.36% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3125 3244 2820
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £213 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 265 220
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +45.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.19 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Test Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Engineer in Surrey

Test Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Engineer in Surrey

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 Test Engineer in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Engineer in Surrey

Test Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Surrey

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Engineer in Surrey over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Engineer in Surrey

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 Test Engineer 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
Woking +2 4 £375 -18.47%
Staines +10 3 - -
Redhill -18 2 £320 +69.31% 1
Test Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Test Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region featuring Test Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) QA
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
4 5 (38.46%) Electronics
4 5 (38.46%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (30.77%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 4 (30.77%) Machine Learning
5 4 (30.77%) MVVM
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
6 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
6 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Use Case
7 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Selenium
7 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (15.38%) User Experience
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) Embedded C++
7 2 (15.38%) C++
8 1 (7.69%) Java
8 1 (7.69%) Perl
8 1 (7.69%) SQL
8 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio

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%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) GPRS
1 1 (7.69%) GSM
1 1 (7.69%) LTE
1 1 (7.69%) UMTS
1 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Gatling
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) XMLSpy
General
1 5 (38.46%) Electronics
2 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) WAP
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (38.46%) Test Strategy
5 4 (30.77%) Machine Learning
5 4 (30.77%) MVVM
5 4 (30.77%) OO
6 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Use Case
7 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) Analytics
8 1 (7.69%) BDD
8 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
8 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
8 1 (7.69%) OOP
8 1 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Statistics
8 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) C++
2 2 (15.38%) Embedded C++
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
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