The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 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 Portsmouth 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 17 - 21
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.64% - 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£303 - £250
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 £30.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
83 76 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 68.03% 63.33% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 37 39
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 5
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £24.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
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Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Manual Testing
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle