The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Surrey region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 86 80 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.24% 0.49% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.69% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£263 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 - £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
917 873 1080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.49% 70.80% 72.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 469 552
Average daily rate £375 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 62
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.50 £17.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Surrey region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford - 2 £225 -
Egham - - - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 6 (50.00%) QA
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Automotive
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) Red Gate
6 1 (8.33%) Big Data
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) MSTest
6 1 (8.33%) MVVM
6 1 (8.33%) WPF
6 1 (8.33%) LINQ

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) MSTest
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) NUnit
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
3 1 (8.33%) QA Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) WPF
1 1 (8.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) SOA
2 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) MathWorks
2 1 (8.33%) Telerik
2 1 (8.33%) Red Gate