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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South West / Bristol
Rank 64 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.97% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £338 £260 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.80% -12.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
668 720 718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.07% 82.47% 80.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 536 537
Median daily rate £380 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £44.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.43 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017, 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 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) Selenium
7 1 (7.69%) JIRA
7 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 1 (7.69%) Migration

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) QA Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Pensions Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Applications Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Software Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (15.38%) User Stories
4 2 (15.38%) Wireframes
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
5 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) HP