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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 29 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.57% - 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Average daily rate
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£363 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £319
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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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 Cambridge region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
257 224 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 76.49% 70.00% 66.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 107 162
Average daily rate £368 £358 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% -4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 36
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (68.75%) JIRA
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Python
3 9 (56.25%) Internet
4 8 (50.00%) Perforce
4 8 (50.00%) XML
4 8 (50.00%) QA
5 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
7 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) C
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (25.00%) C++
8 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 3 (18.75%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (18.75%) Streaming Media
8 3 (18.75%) IPTV
9 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
9 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (12.50%) TDD
9 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) JIRA
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
3 3 (18.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.25%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) JUnit
5 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
2 8 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
1 3 (18.75%) Streaming Media
1 3 (18.75%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) ITIL
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) System Testing
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) ATDD
6 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 4 (25.00%) C
2 4 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Perforce
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft