The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
South East / Surrey
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 - 91
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.25% - 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% - 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £275 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £238 £300 £243
% change year-on-year -20.83% +23.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1120 1251 1360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.28% 96.16% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 813 737
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 98 60
Median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +16.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.13 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Surrey

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Tester in Surrey

Manual Tester
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Guildford - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £275 -
Manual Tester
South East

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Surrey region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft