The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 61 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.70% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
671 651 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 77.93% 78.81% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 460 198
Average daily rate £388 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 6
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.02 £16.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bristol region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) Scrum
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) QA
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
5 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) MVC
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft