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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 29 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 0.99% 1.56% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.92% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£308 £341 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.89% -17.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £319
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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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
152 104 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 75.25% 81.25% 65.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 61 51
Average daily rate £350 £380 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +14.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.41 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.18% -35.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Test-First Development
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cadence
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) WinForms
2 1 (50.00%) WPF
2 1 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Test-First Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Game Development
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) OOD
2 1 (50.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Cadence