The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Manual Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank - 148 146
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.094% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.098% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £270 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Manual Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2580 3052 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.20% 95.64% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 2057 2087
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 155 228
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.31 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.38% -3.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.68 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Manual Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Tester across the South West region.

Manual Tester Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Manual Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Tester across the South West region.

Manual Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Skype
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Usability Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center