The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank - 29 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.49% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.60% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £188 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Manual Testing
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
209 168 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 79.17% 82.76% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 89 93
Average daily rate £440 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 12
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Manual Testing
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB