The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 48 46 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.41% 0.41% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.57% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£283 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
323 353 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 66.74% 71.75% 66.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 239 190
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £190.00 £42.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
South East

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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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
Oxford 0 2 £283 -5.83%
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) CRM
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com