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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 62 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.59% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £225 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £225 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
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
617 675 639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.02% 71.73% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 307 270
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £274 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.42% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £22.25 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 July 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 July 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 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 3 (75.00%) Business Transformation
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) iSeries
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (25.00%) Endeca
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Coremetrics
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) AS400

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) TestComplete
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 3 (75.00%) Business Consultant
2 3 (75.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) OBIEE Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Endeca
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) Coremetrics
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