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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 51 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.01% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
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
362 291 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.28% 61.13% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 144 75
Average daily rate £400 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +178.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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
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 2 September 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 1 £438 -
Manual Testing
South West

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) AS400
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Python
4 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (14.29%) HTML

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (14.29%) JBehave
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 2 (28.57%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
2 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 2 (28.57%) C++
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) VMware