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 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 67 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.43% 0.78% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.12% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £225 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £350 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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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
674 626 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 72.01% 69.56% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 287 289
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 16
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.04 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% -40.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.15 £17.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.89 £22.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 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 30 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 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Games
4 1 (16.67%) Perforce
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Endeca
4 1 (16.67%) Google
4 1 (16.67%) Coremetrics
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) AS400
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) TestComplete
2 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) NuGet
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Business Consultant
2 3 (50.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) OBIEE Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) SOAP
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) AS400
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Project Management
1 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Business Transformation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) Game Development
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Perforce
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) Endeca
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) Coremetrics