The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 28 33 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.95% 0.47% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.64% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£180 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
154 157 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 73.33% 74.41% 77.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 94 113
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 16
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Manual Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) MSTest
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) WinForms

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) MSTest
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Web Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Web Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft