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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 79 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.20% - 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £268 £253
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-29.83% -4.61%
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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
756 437 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 74.70% 69.81% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 317 369
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 9 41
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.20 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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
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 17 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (20.00%) HL7
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) Cerner
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) NUnit

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) NUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ETL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cerner