The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 98 111 97
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.99% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 2
Average daily rate
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£348 £269 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.30% -10.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £224 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £303 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £35.00
Manual Testing
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1731 1569 1268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 81.34% 75.72% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1125 893 718
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 74 91
Average hourly rate £24.00 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Southampton +6 7 £340 +29.52% 3
Basingstoke - 4 £365 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) Selenium
3 12 (48.00%) Waterfall
3 12 (48.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (44.00%) Java
5 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
5 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
5 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
6 8 (32.00%) Test Management
7 7 (28.00%) JIRA
7 7 (28.00%) BDD
7 7 (28.00%) Subversion
7 7 (28.00%) SQL
7 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
7 7 (28.00%) Linux
8 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
8 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
9 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.00%) Web Services
10 4 (16.00%) Windows
10 4 (16.00%) .NET
10 4 (16.00%) HP
10 4 (16.00%) Automotive

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) DB2
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (8.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Selenium
2 12 (48.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (28.00%) Subversion
3 7 (28.00%) JIRA
4 5 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (8.00%) TestComplete
7 1 (4.00%) Redmine
7 1 (4.00%) JMeter
7 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 4 (16.00%) Automotive
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Analyst
2 18 (72.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Tester
5 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Test Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Web Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) Web Services
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
3 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) HTML
3 3 (12.00%) SOAP
4 2 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (4.00%) RESTful
5 1 (4.00%) J2SE
5 1 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) AS400
1 2 (8.00%) iSeries
2 1 (4.00%) Statistics
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Android
3 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (36.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
3 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (36.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (32.00%) Test Management
5 7 (28.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Release Management
9 3 (12.00%) System Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Scrum
10 2 (8.00%) Analytics
10 2 (8.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) Java
2 7 (28.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) VB
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) HP AIS
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
3 4 (16.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Endeca
4 2 (8.00%) Google
4 2 (8.00%) Coremetrics
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco