The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 72 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.36% 0.48% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.69% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -9.09%
Manual Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
641 582 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 76.40% 70.46% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 323 239
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 37
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.80 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £46.60 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridgeshire region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridgeshire region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 3 £250 -13.04% 3
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) QA
3 10 (66.67%) C#
3 10 (66.67%) E-Commerce
4 9 (60.00%) .NET
4 9 (60.00%) SpecFlow
5 7 (46.67%) Selenium
6 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (33.33%) BDD
8 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
9 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 3 (20.00%) Release Management
9 3 (20.00%) TDD
9 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (20.00%) ISEB
9 3 (20.00%) SOAP
10 2 (13.33%) Oracle
10 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
10 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
10 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
10 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
10 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
10 2 (13.33%) Coaching
10 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
11 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
11 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
11 1 (6.67%) System Testing
11 1 (6.67%) Groovy
11 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) SpecFlow
2 7 (46.67%) Selenium
3 6 (40.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (6.67%) Maven
6 1 (6.67%) JIRA
6 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.67%) Ant
6 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Analyst
1 11 (73.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Release Management
6 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
7 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
7 1 (6.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle