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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 56 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 0 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.32% - 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% - 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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£270 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 - £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £266 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £162.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-91.69% +400.00%
Manual Testing
East of England

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
571 397 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 75.53% 69.89% 67.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 191 339
Average daily rate £400 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 34
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.35 £46.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Royston - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 14 (73.68%) Oracle
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (57.89%) Oracle Database
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) Java
5 7 (36.84%) UNIX
5 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (36.84%) ETL
5 7 (36.84%) HP
5 7 (36.84%) Informatica
6 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
7 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
7 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
7 5 (26.32%) PowerCenter
7 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
7 5 (26.32%) Web Services
8 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
8 4 (21.05%) ISEB
8 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (21.05%) Scrum
8 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
8 4 (21.05%) QA
8 4 (21.05%) V-Model
8 4 (21.05%) BDD
8 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
8 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) Oracle Database
2 7 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (26.32%) PowerCenter
4 3 (15.79%) MySQL
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Eclipse
2 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (21.05%) WebDriver
2 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
3 3 (15.79%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.79%) Selenium
3 3 (15.79%) Ant
3 3 (15.79%) JUnit
3 3 (15.79%) JMeter
3 3 (15.79%) Subversion
3 3 (15.79%) Maven
4 2 (10.53%) JIRA
4 2 (10.53%) ClearQuest
5 1 (5.26%) TestNG
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Test Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
3 3 (15.79%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) XSD
3 3 (15.79%) XSLT
3 3 (15.79%) SOAP
3 3 (15.79%) REST
4 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
4 2 (10.53%) Spring
5 1 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
1 2 (10.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) UNIX
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (36.84%) ETL
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Scrum
5 4 (21.05%) BDD
5 4 (21.05%) V-Model
6 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (15.79%) User Stories
6 3 (15.79%) Load Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) UML
8 1 (5.26%) CRM
8 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.79%) XPath
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Oracle
2 7 (36.84%) HP
2 7 (36.84%) Informatica
3 2 (10.53%) Progress