The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank - 25 31
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.16% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.63% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £175 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.45% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £15.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+95.00% +275.00%
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Oxfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
300 123 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 80.21% 71.10% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 73 106
Average daily rate £463 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £228 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.77 £13.69 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £63.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Manual Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (50.00%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
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