The table below looks at the statistics 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 116 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.25% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 6
Average daily rate £349 £230 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.63% -40.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £196 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £355 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1982 1961 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 78.68% 72.98% 75.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1000 1035
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 38 59
Average hourly rate £16.09 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £13.65 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 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
Reading -5 5 £349 +58.52% 3
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) C#
3 5 (27.78%) QA
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Selenium
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Smart Meter
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (11.11%) ZigBee
6 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) ISEB
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) ERP
6 2 (11.11%) MS Office
6 2 (11.11%) SAP
6 2 (11.11%) SOAP
6 2 (11.11%) SuccessFactors

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP BPC
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (5.56%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) ZigBee
2 1 (5.56%) 2G
2 1 (5.56%) 3G
2 1 (5.56%) 4G
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) LTE
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) LabVIEW
2 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
3 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (5.56%) JIRA
4 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.56%) NuGet
4 1 (5.56%) Protractor
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
1 9 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 4 (22.22%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.56%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Testing Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) WinForms
2 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) ERP
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
5 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.56%) Case Management
6 1 (5.56%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.56%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) Perforce