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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 56 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.14% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £375 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
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
545 487 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.12% 74.69% 74.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 245 285
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 28
Average hourly rate £42.65 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.58% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 15 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA