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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 141 148 146
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.062% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.065% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £263 £190 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% -32.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £158 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £222 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £215 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -21.81%
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
2892 3061 2921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.82% 95.45% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1881 1951 1906
Median daily rate £369 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 202 178
Median hourly rate £26.75 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.17% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £49.19 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 3 £200 -
Gloucestershire -1 1 £325 +41.30% 1
Manual Tester
England

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) OOP

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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (33.33%) Electronics
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (33.33%) Marketing
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) OO
4 1 (16.67%) OOP
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat