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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 37 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 3.37% 0.43% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 0.55% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Median daily rate £365 - £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
304 365 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 85.39% 77.99% 73.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 197 223
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 21
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £27.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.20 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 3 £300 -
Manual Testing
South West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
1 14 (82.35%) Scrum
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (82.35%) Cucumber
2 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Selenium
2 11 (64.71%) Risk Analysis
2 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Waterfall
2 11 (64.71%) Performance Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Integration Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (64.71%) System Testing
2 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (64.71%) V-Model
2 11 (64.71%) Validation
2 11 (64.71%) Python
2 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (64.71%) C
2 11 (64.71%) Perl
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (64.71%) Root Cause Analysis
2 11 (64.71%) Automation Testing
2 11 (64.71%) DevOps
2 11 (64.71%) System Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
1 3 (17.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (82.35%) Cucumber
2 11 (64.71%) Selenium
3 6 (35.29%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (17.65%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Test Engineer
2 11 (64.71%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (64.71%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
1 3 (17.65%) REST
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Android
2 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (82.35%) Scrum
2 11 (64.71%) Automation Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (64.71%) Defect Tracking
2 11 (64.71%) DevOps
2 11 (64.71%) Integration Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Performance Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Risk Analysis
2 11 (64.71%) Root Cause Analysis
2 11 (64.71%) SDLC
2 11 (64.71%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) Software Testing
2 11 (64.71%) System Integration Testing
2 11 (64.71%) System Testing
2 11 (64.71%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Validation
2 11 (64.71%) V-Model
2 11 (64.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) C
1 11 (64.71%) Perl
1 11 (64.71%) Python
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (64.71%) DV Cleared
1 11 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) IBM Sterling
4 1 (5.88%) SAP