The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 29 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 97 89
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.34% 0.077% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.093% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Median daily rate £318 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.01% +8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £365 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £365 £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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 975 1071 1164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.07% 82.32% 81.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 705 650
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 79 28
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.38 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £52.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Surrey

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Surrey.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Surrey

Manual Testing
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 Testing 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 - - 1
Leatherhead - 1 £318 -
Staines - 1 £375 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) XMLSpy
3 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (25.00%) Middleware
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) API Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing

Manual Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) XMLSpy
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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