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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 120 125 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.17% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
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£369 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £425 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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
2030 2103 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.36% 72.97% 69.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 1086 694
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 57
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £167.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 - 2 £406 - 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (30.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) QA
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
3 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Tester
4 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Business Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
5 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) OBIEE Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
1 1 (10.00%) iSeries
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Endeca
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Coremetrics
2 1 (10.00%) IBM