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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 57 70 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 0.70% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.95% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +13.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-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
589 733 861
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.08% 73.30% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 331 282
Average daily rate £400 £380 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 9 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
4 2 (28.57%) iPad

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Web Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Testing Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Testing
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft