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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 43 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.87% 0.55% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.74% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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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
251 269 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 72.75% 73.70% 61.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 157 111
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 29
Average hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £35.00 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 April 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 10 (66.67%) HTML
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
1 10 (66.67%) Python
1 10 (66.67%) Internet
1 10 (66.67%) JIRA
2 9 (60.00%) Perforce
3 8 (53.33%) QA
4 7 (46.67%) XML
5 4 (26.67%) C#
5 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
6 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) Coaching
6 3 (20.00%) Selenium
6 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Streaming Media
6 3 (20.00%) IPTV
6 3 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (20.00%) C
6 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) SpecFlow
3 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (20.00%) Selenium
4 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Software Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Test Consultant
4 3 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (20.00%) Consultant
5 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (66.67%) HTML
2 7 (46.67%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Streaming Media
1 3 (20.00%) IPTV
1 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) BDD
1 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (20.00%) Coaching
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.67%) System Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (26.67%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) C++
3 3 (20.00%) C
4 1 (6.67%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Perforce
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle