The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 50 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.87% 0.64% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £288 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
338 362 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.48% 76.69% 69.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 221 139
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 33
Median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Python
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) V-Model
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Integration Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
2 4 (80.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) SDLC
2 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (80.00%) System Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (80.00%) Validation
2 4 (80.00%) V-Model
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
1 4 (80.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP