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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 26 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.46% - 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.37% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
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£170 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
178 190 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 72.95% 77.87% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 109 82
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 7
Average hourly rate £39.62 £16.31 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.95% -27.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £11.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Bournemouth - 3 £170 - 2
Poole - 2 - - 2
Manual Testing
South West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) QA
2 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (60.00%) MS Access
2 6 (60.00%) Validation
2 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Investment Banking
2 6 (60.00%) Business Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (40.00%) Windows CE
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (40.00%) Fund Accounting
4 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Compact Framework
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (30.00%) OOD
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (60.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
1 6 (60.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Junior
4 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Junior Business Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Business Test Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Junior Systems Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Junior Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Compact Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Validation
1 6 (60.00%) Business Analysis
1 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (40.00%) Fund Accounting
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (30.00%) OO
3 3 (30.00%) OOD
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
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