The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 128 116 135
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.035% 0.20% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.30% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £238 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+388.23% -54.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - - - - 2
Reading - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 9 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) .NET
2 7 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
3 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 6 (66.67%) BDD
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Selenium
6 3 (33.33%) Publishing
6 3 (33.33%) Banking
7 1 (11.11%) MSTest
7 1 (11.11%) MVVM
7 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
7 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 1 (11.11%) TDD
7 1 (11.11%) NUnit
7 1 (11.11%) XAML
7 1 (11.11%) 2G
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 2G
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 6 (66.67%) SpecFlow
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) MSTest
4 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (11.11%) NUnit
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Publishing
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
1 7 (77.78%) Test Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Automation Analyst
2 6 (66.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (55.56%) Tester
4 3 (33.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (77.78%) Automation Testing
2 6 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (11.11%) MVVM
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB