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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 128 124 136
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.72% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.93% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 8
Median daily rate £300 £250 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £363 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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
2381 2480 2359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.04% 77.26% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 1662 1584
Median daily rate £388 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 111 104
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £33.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +15.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.76 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 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 +1 8 £278 -20.71% 3
Wiltshire - 6 £256 -
Devon +6 1 £400 +29.03%
Gloucestershire -2 1 £325 +30.00% 3
Dorset -6 1 £305 +62.66% 1
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
2 14 (37.84%) Selenium
3 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
3 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
4 12 (32.43%) QA
4 12 (32.43%) JIRA
5 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
6 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
6 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
6 9 (24.32%) ISEB
7 8 (21.62%) SQL
8 7 (18.92%) C#
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) Scrum
8 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
8 7 (18.92%) Defect Management
9 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
9 6 (16.22%) System Testing
9 6 (16.22%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (16.22%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle
10 5 (13.51%) SDLC
10 5 (13.51%) V-Model
10 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
10 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
1 2 (5.41%) SSH
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Selenium
2 12 (32.43%) JIRA
3 10 (27.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (13.51%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.11%) Zephyr
6 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.70%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (2.70%) TestLink
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Electronics
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Analyst
1 21 (56.76%) Test Analyst
2 14 (37.84%) Tester
3 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Manual Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Test and Integration Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Functional Tester
6 2 (5.41%) Junior
6 2 (5.41%) Junior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.41%) REST
1 2 (5.41%) SOAP
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 4 (10.81%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Automated Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Software Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Automation Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Waterfall
5 7 (18.92%) Defect Management
5 7 (18.92%) Scrum
5 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
6 6 (16.22%) System Testing
7 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
7 5 (13.51%) SDLC
7 5 (13.51%) V-Model
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (10.81%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) Perl
3 4 (10.81%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) ISTQB
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) ISEB
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (16.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
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