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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 111 112 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.27% 0.34% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.48% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 7
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£350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £310 £318
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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 1467 1315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 77.55% 72.23% 72.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1060 862 814
Average daily rate £390 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 62 82
Average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.75 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Basingstoke +7 2 £265 -3.63%
Southampton -13 2 £338 +27.35% 1
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) MSTest
5 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (8.33%) Endeca
6 1 (8.33%) Google
6 1 (8.33%) Coremetrics

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (16.67%) MSTest
4 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
4 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
1 7 (58.33%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Web Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) WinForms
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iSeries
1 1 (8.33%) AS400
1 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Endeca
2 1 (8.33%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Coremetrics
2 1 (8.33%) IBM