The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Brighton region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 29 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.08% - 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £330 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+388.23% -54.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
128 97 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 68.82% 76.38% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 56 81
Average daily rate £340 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £230 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.61 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.90% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £23.33 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Manual Testing
East Sussex

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Brighton region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Manual Testing
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) QA Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center