The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 30
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 0.78% - 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% - 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year -17.77% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 108 127 177
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 83.72% 86.99% 83.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 74 106
Median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +111.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Guildford citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Guildford

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Guildford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Guildford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Guildford region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing