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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 72 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £200 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £15.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+95.00% +275.00%
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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
637 602 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.98% 76.98% 67.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 415 278
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 13
Average hourly rate £44.44 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.76% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Selenium
3 1 (20.00%) HL7
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Cerner

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cerner