The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 33 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.89% - 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% - 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £248 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
300 309 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.76% 81.10% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 248 111
Average daily rate £438 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 2 £236 - 1
Bedford - 1 £250 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Telematics
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) FogBugz
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Automotive
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (25.00%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (25.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Applications Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Web Applications Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB