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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 31 52 58
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 31 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 4.57% 1.10% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.90% 1.53% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 2
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£290 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £285 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +7.14%
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
525 391 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 77.43% 71.74% 64.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 200 216
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 40
Average hourly rate £21.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.55 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Peterborough +10 11 £290 +1.75%
Cambridge - 11 £363 - 10
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (58.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (53.66%) .NET
3 21 (51.22%) Oracle
3 21 (51.22%) Visual Studio
3 21 (51.22%) Oracle Database
4 18 (43.90%) Software Testing
5 11 (26.83%) JIRA
5 11 (26.83%) Linux
5 11 (26.83%) Python
5 11 (26.83%) HTML
6 10 (24.39%) SQL
6 10 (24.39%) Internet
6 10 (24.39%) QA
7 9 (21.95%) Perforce
8 8 (19.51%) XML
9 6 (14.63%) Selenium
9 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.20%) Coaching
11 4 (9.76%) Scrum
11 4 (9.76%) ISEB
11 4 (9.76%) C
11 4 (9.76%) C#
11 4 (9.76%) C++
11 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
11 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
11 4 (9.76%) BDD
11 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
12 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (51.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 21 (51.22%) Visual Studio
2 11 (26.83%) JIRA
3 6 (14.63%) Selenium
4 4 (9.76%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
5 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.44%) JUnit
7 1 (2.44%) Hudson
7 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.44%) TestNG
7 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (48.78%) Analyst
1 20 (48.78%) Test Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Tester
4 6 (14.63%) Developer
5 5 (12.20%) Senior Developer
6 4 (9.76%) Software Tester
7 3 (7.32%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Software Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Test Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.88%) SAP Manager
8 2 (4.88%) SAP Test Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (2.44%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (53.66%) .NET
2 11 (26.83%) HTML
3 8 (19.51%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.32%) Streaming Media
1 3 (7.32%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (58.54%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (43.90%) Software Testing
3 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.20%) Coaching
5 4 (9.76%) BDD
5 4 (9.76%) Scrum
5 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Testing
7 2 (4.88%) CRM
7 2 (4.88%) TDD
7 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.44%) System Testing
8 1 (2.44%) Kanban
8 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) Python
2 10 (24.39%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) C
3 4 (9.76%) C#
3 4 (9.76%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) ISEB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (24.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Oracle
2 9 (21.95%) Perforce
3 2 (4.88%) HP
3 2 (4.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
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