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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 129 134 108
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -26
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.24% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.33% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
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£250 £281 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -19.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £366 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
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
2512 2409 1615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.53% 73.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1590 1064
Average daily rate £400 £396 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 93 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +62.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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
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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 6 - -
Dorset - 6 £170 - 6
Gloucestershire - 5 £250 -
Devon +9 1 £310 +7.82%
Somerset +8 1 - - 1
Wiltshire +1 1 - - 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) ISTQB
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) ISEB
4 10 (25.00%) Scrum
4 10 (25.00%) Selenium
5 9 (22.50%) BDD
5 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
6 8 (20.00%) QA
6 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 7 (17.50%) Test Management
7 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
8 6 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Banking
8 6 (15.00%) Investment Banking
8 6 (15.00%) Validation
8 6 (15.00%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) Windows
8 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.00%) MS Access
9 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 5 (12.50%) .NET
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (10.00%) ATG Dynamo
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (15.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Cerner Millennium
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) MS Access
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Selenium
2 7 (17.50%) SpecFlow
3 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 4 (10.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (10.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (5.00%) JMeter
7 2 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (2.50%) JBehave
8 1 (2.50%) JIRA
8 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (15.00%) Banking
1 6 (15.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (80.00%) Analyst
2 28 (70.00%) Test Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Junior
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Junior Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Junior Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Agile Tester
8 2 (5.00%) Junior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
2 3 (7.50%) .NET Compact Framework
3 1 (2.50%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) NHS
3 2 (5.00%) AS400
3 2 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows CE
3 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.00%) Scrum
3 9 (22.50%) BDD
3 9 (22.50%) Automated Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (17.50%) Test Management
6 6 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (15.00%) Validation
7 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.00%) User Stories
8 4 (10.00%) Fund Accounting
9 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (7.50%) Unit Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 3 (7.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) C#
4 2 (5.00%) C++
4 2 (5.00%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) ISTQB
2 11 (27.50%) ISEB
3 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) ATG
3 1 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.50%) Cerner
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
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