The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 44 42 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.22% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.74% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£300 £320 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
304 271 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 67.86% 68.43% 57.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 124 121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 28 68
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.04 £32.50 £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
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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 15 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics GP
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) System Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft