The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 126 143 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Average daily rate £338 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £419 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2415 2429 1925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 81.07% 75.34% 74.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1599 1213
Average daily rate £380 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 108 97
Average hourly rate £42.50 £36.40 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.75% +34.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.63 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Manual Testing
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 Testing across the South West region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Manual Testing
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 Testing across the South West region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Devon - 9 £350 -
Bristol 0 2 £260 -12.60%
Wiltshire -3 2 £300 -4.00%
Gloucestershire +10 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 £210 - 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) ISEB
2 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
3 16 (33.33%) Scrum
4 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
6 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.00%) Windows
7 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 11 (22.92%) Functional Testing
8 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
8 11 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (22.92%) .NET
9 10 (20.83%) HP UFT
9 10 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (18.75%) Capybara
10 9 (18.75%) C#
10 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
10 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) Gherkin
10 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (18.75%) Ruby
11 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.67%) QA
11 8 (16.67%) User Stories
11 8 (16.67%) BDD
11 8 (16.67%) Time Management
12 7 (14.58%) OO
12 7 (14.58%) Windows CE

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (6.25%) IIS
1 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (22.92%) Cucumber
2 11 (22.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (20.83%) HP UFT
4 9 (18.75%) Capybara
4 9 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 6 (12.50%) SpecFlow
6 5 (10.42%) Selenium
7 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.17%) JIRA
9 1 (2.08%) Ant
9 1 (2.08%) JUnit
9 1 (2.08%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Analyst
1 25 (52.08%) Test Analyst
2 20 (41.67%) Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) QA Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Senior Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Lead Tester
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) Gherkin
3 6 (12.50%) .NET Compact Framework
3 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.58%) Windows CE
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (33.33%) Scrum
3 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
4 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.92%) Functional Testing
6 9 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (16.67%) BDD
7 8 (16.67%) Time Management
7 8 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.67%) User Stories
8 7 (14.58%) OO
9 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing
10 4 (8.33%) OOD
10 4 (8.33%) Project Management
10 4 (8.33%) Security Testing
10 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
11 3 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) C#
1 9 (18.75%) Ruby
2 6 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) ISEB
1 17 (35.42%) ISTQB
2 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.08%) SDET
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) ATG
3 1 (2.08%) Cerner
3 1 (2.08%) HP
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Telerik
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