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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 66 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.67% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.72% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £278 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £286
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +25.00%
Manual Testing
South West

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
728 692 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.89% 76.97% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 538 509
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 20
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £72.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol 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 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
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 29 September 2016, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) System Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Functional Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Pensions Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (25.00%) System Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Wireframes
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP