The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank - 52 57
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.65% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.88% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
590 454 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.97% 73.70% 78.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 216 254
Average daily rate £385 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 29 22
Average hourly rate £33.00 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.70 £14.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.30 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Chip and PIN
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (33.33%) GMP
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QMS

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (66.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Consultant
2 2 (66.67%) Test Consultant
3 1 (33.33%) Validation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Chip and PIN
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control
3 1 (33.33%) Document Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QMS
3 1 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (33.33%) GMP