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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 52 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.42% 0.58% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.79% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £288 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £286
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +25.00%
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
529 755 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 74.93% 73.59% 70.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 506 330
Median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £558 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.07% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £30.90 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.46 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) QlikView
2 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (33.33%) Hudson
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Capybara
2 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) TestLink
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Capybara
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (33.33%) TestLink
1 2 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) SAP