The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 72 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.59% 0.69% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.00% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
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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 Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
738 601 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.28% 68.76% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 310 354
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.09 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.21% -34.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Selenium
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (20.00%) SOAP
5 2 (20.00%) HTML
5 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 1 (10.00%) NuGet
6 1 (10.00%) Analytics
6 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
6 1 (10.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (10.00%) C++

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (10.00%) TestComplete
4 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (10.00%) NuGet
4 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Tester
4 3 (30.00%) Business Consultant
4 3 (30.00%) Consultant
4 3 (30.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (30.00%) OBIEE Consultant
5 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Business Transformation
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Perforce
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Endeca
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Coremetrics
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
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