The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 25 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 1.01% 0.91% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.22% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £310 £318
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Guildford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
154 164 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 77.78% 74.89% 69.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 74 69
Average daily rate £375 £364 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% -9.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £266 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 22
Average hourly rate £18.90 £33.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.58% -14.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £13.78 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £165.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Guildford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Guildford region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Manual Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Games
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Cadence
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Game Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (33.33%) C#

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 3 (100.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test-First Development
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Kanban
1 3 (100.00%) Game Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) C#
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cadence