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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank - 26 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 1.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.42% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £258 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
126 141 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 72.83% 74.21% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 85 102
Median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% -13.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset 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 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 15 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) iPad

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Web Tester
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center