Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 127 124
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 20 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.72% 0.26% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.31% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Surrey median daily rate £425 £358 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.88% +11.72% +6.67%
10th Percentile £294 £297 £263
90th Percentile £491 £520 £370
South East median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.87% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £37.50

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2321 1930 2216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 83.13% 83.48% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1664 1279 1361
Surrey median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +7.33%
10th Percentile £300 £262 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 83 51
Surrey median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -15.38% +5.69%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.69 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.07 £52.17
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Surrey over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate - 9 £450 - 1
Redhill - 4 £475 -
Staines - 3 £350 -
Oxted - 1 £375 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (60.00%) Scrum
4 11 (55.00%) QA
4 11 (55.00%) SDLC
5 10 (50.00%) T-SQL
6 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (40.00%) Selenium
6 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
7 7 (35.00%) Scenario Testing
7 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
7 7 (35.00%) Degree
7 7 (35.00%) Python
8 6 (30.00%) C#
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (30.00%) User Stories
8 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (25.00%) SDET
9 5 (25.00%) Java
9 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
10 4 (20.00%) jQuery
10 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
10 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
10 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 4 (20.00%) OOP
10 4 (20.00%) OO
10 4 (20.00%) Eclipse

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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (20.00%) PyCharm
2 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (5.00%) TestRail
5 1 (5.00%) Toad
5 1 (5.00%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
1 6 (30.00%) Developer in Test
2 5 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Automation Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) E-Business Manager
5 2 (10.00%) QA Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 2 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (5.00%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Web Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Ajax
1 4 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (20.00%) CSS
1 4 (20.00%) jQuery
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Velocity
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (60.00%) Scrum
2 12 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (55.00%) SDLC
4 8 (40.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 7 (35.00%) Scenario Testing
5 7 (35.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (30.00%) User Stories
7 5 (25.00%) SDET
7 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
8 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (20.00%) OO
8 4 (20.00%) OOP
9 3 (15.00%) BDD
9 3 (15.00%) Smoke Testing
9 3 (15.00%) TDD
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 10 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (35.00%) Python
4 6 (30.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Degree
1 7 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (55.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Concur
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle