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 9 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 77 82 86
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.24% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.55% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£225 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £281
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.77%
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
911 909 1064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 74.07% 71.69% 73.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 470 566
Average daily rate £375 £388 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £527 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 53 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 £17.28 £19.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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 9 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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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 -
Reigate - - - -
Woking - - - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 9 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 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Automotive
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 2 (18.18%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Red Gate
5 1 (9.09%) Big Data
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (9.09%) MSTest
5 1 (9.09%) MVVM
5 1 (9.09%) WPF
5 1 (9.09%) LINQ
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scalability Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 9 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 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (27.27%) Visual Studio
1 3 (27.27%) TestDirector
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Tester
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) WPF
1 1 (9.09%) LINQ
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
2 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 2 (18.18%) CRM
3 2 (18.18%) Automation Testing
4 1 (9.09%) MVVM
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Scalability Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Red Gate
2 1 (9.09%) Telerik
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) MathWorks