The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 139 122 139
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.060% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £200 £188 £675
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+52.94% -54.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Manual Testing
England

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
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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol - - - - 2
Dorset - - - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Information Management
3 2 (22.22%) QA
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Back Office
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Front Office
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) ColdFusion
4 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) XHTML
4 1 (11.11%) Selenium
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 1 (11.11%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Back Office
3 1 (11.11%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Tester
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Software Quality Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Information Management
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
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