The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank - 48 47
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire - 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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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 Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
568 333 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.22% 67.96% 73.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 192 244
Average daily rate £410 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £158.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory