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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 123 127
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 16 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.80% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
Median daily rate £450 £368 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +47.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
1613 2086 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.49% 81.64% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 1109 1056
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 62 44
Median hourly rate £23.34 £15.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.04% -44.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Bracknell - 11 £450 -
Reading +7 2 £351 -4.62% 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) Selenium
3 15 (65.22%) Java
3 15 (65.22%) Scrum
4 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing
4 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
4 14 (60.87%) WebDriver
4 14 (60.87%) BDD
5 13 (56.52%) Visualisation
5 13 (56.52%) TDD
5 13 (56.52%) C++
5 13 (56.52%) OOP
5 13 (56.52%) OO
6 12 (52.17%) JMeter
7 11 (47.83%) Project Management
7 11 (47.83%) Python
7 11 (47.83%) Ant
7 11 (47.83%) XML
7 11 (47.83%) HTTP
7 11 (47.83%) CMS
7 11 (47.83%) Content Management
7 11 (47.83%) Maven
7 11 (47.83%) Ruby
7 11 (47.83%) JSON
7 11 (47.83%) Security Testing
7 11 (47.83%) Groovy
7 11 (47.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (47.83%) Sitecore
7 11 (47.83%) REST
7 11 (47.83%) Splunk

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 11 (47.83%) CMS
1 11 (47.83%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) Selenium
2 14 (60.87%) WebDriver
3 12 (52.17%) JMeter
4 11 (47.83%) Ant
4 11 (47.83%) Apache Ivy
4 11 (47.83%) Bitbucket
4 11 (47.83%) eggPlant
4 11 (47.83%) Gradle
4 11 (47.83%) Maven
5 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
5 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
7 2 (8.70%) Capybara
7 2 (8.70%) Hudson
7 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
7 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (8.70%) TestLink
8 1 (4.35%) Appium
8 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
8 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) Developer in Test
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Tester
6 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Development Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Designer
8 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) QA Automation Tester
8 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) JSON
1 11 (47.83%) REST
1 11 (47.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (65.22%) Scrum
3 14 (60.87%) Automated Testing
3 14 (60.87%) BDD
3 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
4 13 (56.52%) OO
4 13 (56.52%) OOP
4 13 (56.52%) TDD
4 13 (56.52%) Visualisation
5 11 (47.83%) Content Management
5 11 (47.83%) Project Management
5 11 (47.83%) Security Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Software Delivery
7 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Open Source
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 3 (13.04%) Test Management
8 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) Java
2 13 (56.52%) C++
3 11 (47.83%) Groovy
3 11 (47.83%) Python
3 11 (47.83%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Sitecore
1 11 (47.83%) Splunk
2 1 (4.35%) Apigee
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com