The table below looks at the statistics for the Manual Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Tester
Rank - 90 -
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - 0.14% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £280 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -27.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.66% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1195 1279 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 93.29% 92.55% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 739 541
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £489 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 73 85
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.49 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Tester in the job title across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Manual Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Manual Tester Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Manual Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Billing
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (25.00%) System Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey region that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Billing
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft