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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South West
Rank 112 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 25 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 0.82% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.99% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 8
Median daily rate £338 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £282 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £350 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.75% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.44%

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
2053 2418 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.04% 82.22% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1708 1540
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 111
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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 17 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 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 - 9 £289 -
Gloucestershire +11 8 £370 +76.19% 5
Wiltshire +3 6 £300 -
Somerset +2 1 £350 +1.81% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (56.00%) Scrum
3 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
3 21 (42.00%) Cucumber
4 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
5 16 (32.00%) BDD
6 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
7 14 (28.00%) Integration Testing
7 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (26.00%) Linux
8 13 (26.00%) Oracle
8 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
8 13 (26.00%) Selenium
8 13 (26.00%) Automated Testing
8 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
9 12 (24.00%) Automation Testing
9 12 (24.00%) SDLC
9 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
9 12 (24.00%) QA
9 12 (24.00%) System Testing
9 12 (24.00%) Java
10 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (20.00%) DevOps
11 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
11 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (20.00%) Validation
11 10 (20.00%) Perl
11 10 (20.00%) C

Manual Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SSH
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (42.00%) Cucumber
2 14 (28.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (26.00%) Selenium
4 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
5 8 (16.00%) SpecFlow
6 6 (12.00%) JIRA
7 5 (10.00%) GitLab
7 5 (10.00%) Maven
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (6.00%) Zephyr
9 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
9 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
10 1 (2.00%) Ant
10 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
10 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
10 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
10 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Test Engineer
2 17 (34.00%) Tester
3 11 (22.00%) Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Test Analyst
4 10 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
4 10 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) QA Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Leader
5 4 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (6.00%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Junior
7 2 (4.00%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Web Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) .NET
1 9 (18.00%) REST
2 8 (16.00%) Gherkin
3 5 (10.00%) SOAP
3 5 (10.00%) Spring
3 5 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (6.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Linux
2 10 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (56.00%) Scrum
3 21 (42.00%) Software Testing
4 16 (32.00%) BDD
5 15 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 14 (28.00%) Integration Testing
7 13 (26.00%) Automated Testing
7 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
7 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
8 12 (24.00%) Automation Testing
8 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
8 12 (24.00%) SDLC
8 12 (24.00%) System Testing
9 11 (22.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (20.00%) DevOps
10 10 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Java
2 10 (20.00%) C
2 10 (20.00%) Perl
2 10 (20.00%) Python
3 8 (16.00%) C#
4 7 (14.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.00%) Ruby
6 2 (4.00%) Scala
7 1 (2.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) ISTQB
4 8 (16.00%) ISEB
5 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Google
4 4 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (4.00%) CA
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) SAP