The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Manual Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 37 39 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.65% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.28% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £233 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £260 £280
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00
Manual Tester
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
294 355 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.08% 95.43% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 246 242
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 27 16
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Manual Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Manual Tester Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Manual Tester
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton - 1 £215 -
Manual Tester
East of England

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) FogBugz
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) FTP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (33.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 1 (33.33%) FogBugz
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB