The first table below looks at the demand for the Manual Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 138 107 121
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.065% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.15% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£281 £338 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +68.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £338 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £338 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £269 £275
% change year-on-year
+2.32% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2844 2002 2843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.06% 93.95% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1865 1237 1705
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 136 193
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.10 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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England

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Tester in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 1 £313 -
Devon - - - -
Manual Tester
England

Manual Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (33.33%) DTV
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Manual Tester in their job title 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 with Manual Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 1 (33.33%) Logistics
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
1 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) HP