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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 64 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.86% 0.67% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.84% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £278 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £370 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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
775 714 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 82.89% 79.69% 80.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 568 471
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 24
Median hourly rate £42.00 £41.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +134.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.18 £13.00 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £120.00 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
2 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Wireframes
5 1 (9.09%) Skype
5 1 (9.09%) SDLC
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing

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 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Manual Tester
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Tester
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Pensions Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Server Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
5 1 (9.09%) XML Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) Exploratory Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Project Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) Test Planning
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) System Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft