The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.25% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.82% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34 65 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 70.83% 67.01% 79.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 80
Median daily rate £365 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Manual Testing
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Multichannel Retail

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Content Management
1 3 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (100.00%) Issue Tracking
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Smoke Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Multichannel Retail
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) IBM Sterling