The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 54 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.60% 0.42% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.60% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £278 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £298 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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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 Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
386 333 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 77.05% 70.70% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 214 119
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 29
Average hourly rate £52.50 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £18.31 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridge region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridge region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Manual Testing
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) Ant
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Groovy
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Maven
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Ant
4 1 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA