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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 116 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 0.35% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £433 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £290 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +8.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
1787 1739 2117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.75% 67.82% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 843 761
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
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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 +7 3 £350 +33.33%
Windsor - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (69.23%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (38.46%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) VB
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) Python
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Selenium
4 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Time Management
5 3 (23.08%) Kanban
5 3 (23.08%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) TestNG
5 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
5 3 (23.08%) TDD
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) Perl
5 3 (23.08%) JUnit
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Selenium
2 3 (23.08%) TestNG
2 3 (23.08%) WebDriver
2 3 (23.08%) JUnit
3 2 (15.38%) Robotium
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (7.69%) Calabash
4 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 1 (7.69%) IntelliJ
4 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) JBehave
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Web Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Web Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Testing Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QA Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
1 1 (7.69%) XML
1 1 (7.69%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) iPad
1 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) DTV
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Automated Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Test Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Time Management
3 3 (23.08%) Kanban
3 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) VB
1 4 (30.77%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) Perl
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Korn
4 1 (7.69%) XPath
4 1 (7.69%) Groovy
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Perforce
3 1 (7.69%) SAP