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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 71 70 71
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.23% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.33% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £349 £220 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.52% -43.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £196 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £244 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £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 £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
Berkshire

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
751 614 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.24% 70.09% 73.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 345 367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 22
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) ZigBee
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) Games
4 1 (11.11%) Perforce

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (11.11%) NuGet
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Software Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Junior
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Junior Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Smart Meter
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Game Development
4 1 (11.11%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Perforce