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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 79 80 81
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 11 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.83% 0.45% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.61% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £329 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.74% +6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £469 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
974 979 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 73.07% 73.78% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 610 457
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 48
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -50.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Redhill - 1 £275 - 1
Weybridge - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Egham - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
5 6 (31.58%) System Testing
6 5 (26.32%) QA
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle
6 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) ISEB
8 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
8 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
8 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
8 3 (15.79%) SOA
8 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (10.53%) JIRA
9 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
9 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (10.53%) C#
9 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (10.53%) TDD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) TestDirector
1 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
1 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) QARun
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) Toad
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.26%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.26%) MSTest
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Manual Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Systems Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Hardware Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) EMV
2 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Android
1 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) Automated Testing
3 6 (31.58%) System Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.79%) SOA
6 3 (15.79%) Web Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
7 2 (10.53%) Test Management
7 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
7 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
8 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 1 (5.26%) UML
8 1 (5.26%) OO
8 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) MathWorks
4 1 (5.26%) Telerik
4 1 (5.26%) Red Gate
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