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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 40 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.15% 0.92% 3.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.06% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
Median daily rate £300 £269 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £264 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £274 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.44%

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
272 283 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 78.16% 86.81% 77.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 171 158
Median daily rate £418 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 18
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £29.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 January 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) QA
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) webMethods
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) Life Science
4 1 (14.29%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (14.29%) RSpec
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SaaS
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) REST

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (14.29%) RSpec
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) webMethods