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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 75 79 87
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.61% 0.54% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.75% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
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£295 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
951 933 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 72.99% 72.21% 70.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 535 461
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 62
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £19.50 £26.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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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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
Redhill - 1 £275 - 1
Weybridge - - - -
Woking - - - - 2
Egham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
5 3 (17.65%) System Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
6 2 (11.76%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) Automotive
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
7 1 (5.88%) MSTest
7 1 (5.88%) MVVM
7 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.88%) Red Gate
7 1 (5.88%) Big Data

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (11.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) MSTest
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.88%) NUnit
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Manual Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WPF
1 1 (5.88%) LINQ
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.88%) Android
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
2 3 (17.65%) System Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) MVVM
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Testing
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Red Gate
4 1 (5.88%) MathWorks
4 1 (5.88%) Telerik
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