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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 117 122 146
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +24
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.45% 0.092%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.58% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
Median daily rate £288 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% -11.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
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
2272 2434 2573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.18% 77.86% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1483 1577 1606
Median daily rate £388 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 98 112
Median hourly rate £42.25 £36.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.03 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +9 11 £288 -8.73%
Gloucestershire +8 5 £288 -28.12% 3
Bristol -3 3 £244 -8.01% 2
Somerset +11 1 £350 +64.70% 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (59.46%) ISEB
3 21 (56.76%) Software Testing
3 21 (56.76%) ISTQB
4 17 (45.95%) Selenium
5 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
6 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
7 12 (32.43%) Automated Testing
8 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
8 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
9 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
9 10 (27.03%) JIRA
10 9 (24.32%) QA
10 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (24.32%) Functional Testing
10 9 (24.32%) Capybara
10 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (24.32%) Ruby
10 9 (24.32%) HP UFT
10 9 (24.32%) Travis CI
11 8 (21.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (21.62%) Time Management
12 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
12 7 (18.92%) SDLC
12 7 (18.92%) C#
13 6 (16.22%) SQL
13 6 (16.22%) Scrum
13 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
14 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting

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 (5.41%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Selenium
2 14 (37.84%) Cucumber
3 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
4 10 (27.03%) JIRA
5 9 (24.32%) Capybara
5 9 (24.32%) HP UFT
5 9 (24.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (24.32%) Travis CI
6 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
7 2 (5.41%) FitNesse
7 2 (5.41%) Zephyr
8 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.70%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (2.70%) TestLink
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (51.35%) Analyst
1 19 (51.35%) Test Analyst
1 19 (51.35%) Tester
2 7 (18.92%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Test Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Selenium Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Linux
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (81.08%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) Software Testing
3 12 (32.43%) Automated Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Automation Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Functional Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Time Management
7 7 (18.92%) SDLC
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (16.22%) Scrum
9 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
9 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
9 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
10 4 (10.81%) BDD
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.81%) DevOps
10 4 (10.81%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (10.81%) V-Model
10 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) Ruby
2 7 (18.92%) C#
3 6 (16.22%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Perl
4 4 (10.81%) Python
5 2 (5.41%) C
5 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) ISEB
2 21 (56.76%) ISTQB
3 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (21.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 4 (10.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) ATG
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) Telerik