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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 43 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 3.51% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 4.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate £263 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
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
314 241 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.18% 77.00% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 151 103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) Groovy
2 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Ant
2 3 (50.00%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) WSDL
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Protractor
4 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Ant
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Protractor
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Development Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) WSDL
1 3 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Groovy
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB