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 1 June 2016 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 122 119 143
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +24
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 19 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.64% 0.63% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.82% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 4
Median daily rate £300 £225 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £188 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £395 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
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
2327 2320 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.35% 77.08% 79.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1514 1566 1576
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 100 119
Median hourly rate £39.00 £36.50 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £16.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+4.59% +1.66%

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 1 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 1 June 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
Wiltshire - 11 £288 -
Gloucestershire -1 3 £306 -26.86% 5
Bristol -7 2 £244 -15.21% 1
Somerset +9 1 £350 +64.70% 1
Devon -5 1 £400 +31.25%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 June 2016, 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 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (55.17%) Selenium
3 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
3 13 (44.83%) ISEB
4 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
4 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
5 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
5 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
6 10 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (34.48%) JIRA
7 8 (27.59%) QA
7 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
8 7 (24.14%) SDLC
8 7 (24.14%) Scrum
8 7 (24.14%) C#
8 7 (24.14%) SQL
8 7 (24.14%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
10 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle
10 5 (17.24%) Windows
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
11 4 (13.79%) Finance
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
11 4 (13.79%) Perl
11 4 (13.79%) Python

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 (6.90%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
1 2 (6.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (55.17%) Selenium
2 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 10 (34.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.79%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.34%) Zephyr
6 2 (6.90%) FitNesse
6 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
6 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.45%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (3.45%) TestLink
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Analyst
1 18 (62.07%) Test Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Tester
6 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Database Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
1 2 (6.90%) REST
1 2 (6.90%) SOAP
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) Software Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Automated Testing
3 11 (37.93%) Automation Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Scrum
4 7 (24.14%) SDLC
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.79%) BDD
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Analysis
7 4 (13.79%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.79%) V-Model
7 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) C#
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) C
3 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) ISEB
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
3 8 (27.59%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) ATG
4 2 (6.90%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) Telerik
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