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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 62 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.80% 0.42% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.55% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£333 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
496 543 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 66.40% 75.42% 65.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 230 209
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 79
Average hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 2014. 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -3 4 £333 +9.01% 9
Peterborough - 1 - - 1
Huntingdon - - - -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 3 (30.00%) QA
4 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 2 (20.00%) Electronics
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Advertising
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) SOAP
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) XML

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics GP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
4 1 (10.00%) JUnit
4 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (10.00%) TestNG
4 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (10.00%) Hudson
4 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (20.00%) ERP
2 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) TDD
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Kanban
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft