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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 114 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.46% 0.33% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.44% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
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£275 £363 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +38.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £288 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
1884 1817 1780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.83% 75.05% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 893 836
Average daily rate £400 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 23 35
Average hourly rate £33.50 £17.07 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% -31.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015. 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
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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 -6 6 £275 -21.42% 5
Newbury - 2 £275 -
Slough - 2 - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) C#
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 5 (27.78%) QA
4 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 4 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) SOAP
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (11.11%) Open Source
7 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) REST

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Broadband
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) Selenium
2 5 (27.78%) WebDriver
3 4 (22.22%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.56%) NuGet
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Analyst
2 11 (61.11%) Test Analyst
3 7 (38.89%) Tester
4 4 (22.22%) Software Tester
5 3 (16.67%) Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) Business Consultant
5 3 (16.67%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) OBIEE Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Tester
7 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.56%) WinForms
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) AS400
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 4 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 3 (16.67%) Business Transformation
5 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) Open Source
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Analytics
7 1 (5.56%) Game Development
7 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) Perforce
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Endeca
3 1 (5.56%) Google
3 1 (5.56%) Coremetrics
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
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