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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 83 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.40% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.42% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
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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 Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
949 953 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 75.44% 75.63% 73.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 563 466
Average daily rate £425 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 54
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £59.50 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) Billing
1 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) System Testing
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Test-First Development
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (18.18%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (18.18%) Games
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Cadence
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Game Development
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Firmware
4 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 1 (9.09%) Python

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Billing
2 2 (18.18%) Games
3 1 (9.09%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Software Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) Test-First Development
3 2 (18.18%) Kanban
3 2 (18.18%) BDD
3 2 (18.18%) Game Development
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Python
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Cadence