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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - - 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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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
153 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 72.86% 73.30% 79.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 70 72
Average daily rate £363 £350 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 12
Average hourly rate £43.50 £32.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £22.75 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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