Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Tester was £301 per day in advertised job vacancies in Woking during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Tester
Surrey > Woking
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 26 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 -13 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Woking 1.40% 3.65% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 4.10% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Woking median daily rate £301 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.67% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £233 £327 £339
90th Percentile £361 £375 £465
Surrey median daily rate £338 £353 £398
% change year-on-year -4.26% -11.43% +34.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Woking median hourly rate - - £32.50
Surrey median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -68.75% +23.08% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Woking. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Woking
Contract vacancies in Woking with a recognized job title 125 122 134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.41% 89.05% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 88 79
Woking median daily rate £361 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +0.63% +12.68%
10th Percentile £156 £313 £250
90th Percentile £494 £475 £476
Surrey median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Woking median hourly rate £10.00 £18.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.95% -50.67% +63.04%
Surrey median hourly rate £17.00 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -28.42% +31.94% +5.88%

Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Woking

Job postings that featured Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Woking.

Job vacancy trend for Tester in Woking

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Woking

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Tester in Woking.

Contractor daily rate trend for Tester in Woking

Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Woking

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Tester in Woking over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Tester in Woking

Tester Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Woking

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Tester 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 Woking region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Gatling
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server

Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Woking 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Gatling
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MVVM
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OWASP
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft