The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 95 85 92
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.17% 0.64% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.79% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate £420 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -12.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £286
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
960 1133 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 81.01% 81.04% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 632 526
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 16 35
Average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +102.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 1 £475 +26.66% 1
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) C#
3 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
5 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
5 6 (42.86%) QA
6 5 (35.71%) Selenium
6 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
6 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
7 4 (28.57%) REST
7 4 (28.57%) BDD
7 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
7 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (21.43%) Kanban
9 2 (14.29%) Games
9 2 (14.29%) Cadence
9 2 (14.29%) C++
9 2 (14.29%) ISEB
9 2 (14.29%) .NET
9 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 2 (14.29%) SOA
9 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) ResourceLink
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) MSTest
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Test Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
1 4 (28.57%) Tester
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Manual Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.14%) Development Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Games Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) HR Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Lead
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) Unreal Engine
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Kanban
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 2 (14.29%) Game Development
7 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
7 2 (14.29%) SOA
7 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Test-First Development
7 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (7.14%) API Testing
8 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cadence
3 1 (7.14%) ForgeRock
3 1 (7.14%) NGA Human Resources