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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 3 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 50 49 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.84% 0.44% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.71% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£250 £335 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +42.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
Manual Testing
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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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
343 282 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 72.21% 61.98% 60.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 141 89
Average daily rate £400 £390 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £34.50 £28.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.28% +21.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (66.67%) ISEB
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) AS400
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) JBehave
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Python

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (16.67%) JBehave
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware