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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 62 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.92% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
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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
686 636 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 79.21% 77.47% 68.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 456 207
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £24.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.18% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.96 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) ISEB
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) RESTful
5 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (40.00%) Tester
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) MVC
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft