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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 60 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.27% 0.61% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.81% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £340 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -4.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
567 740 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.83% 75.20% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 477 324
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 9
Median hourly rate £22.35 £37.09 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.74% +95.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.61 £16.50 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £37.09 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) QlikView
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL

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 (50.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP