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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 35 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.96% 1.05% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.30% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Median daily rate - £275 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +25.00%
Manual Testing
Cambridgeshire

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
257 385 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.37% 80.71% 71.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 251 191
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 28
Median hourly rate £32.75 £38.75 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +21.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £14.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £60.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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
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 26 September 2016, 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 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) Middleware

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 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
1 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
4 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) webMethods