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 26 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 48 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.24% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.75% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£213 £175 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -43.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £301
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £162.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-84.76% +790.41%
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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 Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
344 134 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.32% 74.03% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 75 103
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 £300 £252 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 7
Average hourly rate £14.25 £23.75 £16.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.34 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £29.50 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) IIS
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (25.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP