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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 80 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.29% 0.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £335 £406 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.53% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Manual Testing
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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
789 703 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.68% 71.52% 76.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 374 403
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £19.61 £22.03 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -2.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £18.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.98 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
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 30 April 2016, 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 3 (42.86%) LabVIEW
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 2 (28.57%) ZigBee
2 2 (28.57%) QlikView
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Games
3 1 (14.29%) Perforce
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
3 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) NuGet
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Game Development
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) LabVIEW
2 1 (14.29%) NuGet
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Testing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Automated Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
1 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
3 1 (14.29%) Game Development
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Perforce