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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 113 114 137
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +23
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 24 32 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.87% 1.01% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 9
Median daily rate £313 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £246 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £380 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
2160 2539 2557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.66% 80.50% 76.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1772 1735
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 108 124
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Somerset +23 8 £338 -3.57%
Gloucestershire +9 5 £360 +71.42% 7
Bristol +6 5 £240 -20.00%
Wiltshire -4 3 £363 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 18 (40.91%) Scrum
4 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
5 14 (31.82%) Automated Testing
5 14 (31.82%) QA
6 13 (29.55%) Cucumber
7 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 12 (27.27%) Waterfall
8 10 (22.73%) Functional Testing
8 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
8 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
8 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
9 9 (20.45%) System Testing
10 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
10 8 (18.18%) Automation Testing
10 8 (18.18%) BDD
10 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
10 8 (18.18%) .NET
10 8 (18.18%) SDLC
11 7 (15.91%) C#
11 7 (15.91%) Linux
11 7 (15.91%) Finance
11 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
11 7 (15.91%) SpecFlow

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 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
1 2 (4.55%) Firewall
1 2 (4.55%) Network Security
2 1 (2.27%) Skype
2 1 (2.27%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (29.55%) Cucumber
2 12 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (15.91%) Selenium
4 7 (15.91%) SpecFlow
5 6 (13.64%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.27%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Analyst
1 16 (36.36%) Test Analyst
1 16 (36.36%) Tester
2 13 (29.55%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Manual Test Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Test and Integration Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Junior
6 4 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Manual Tester
6 4 (9.09%) Software Tester
7 3 (6.82%) Functional Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
2 5 (11.36%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.55%) REST
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
3 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 2 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.27%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) Software Testing
3 18 (40.91%) Scrum
4 14 (31.82%) Automated Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 10 (22.73%) Functional Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Integration Testing
6 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
7 9 (20.45%) System Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Test Scripting
8 8 (18.18%) Automation Testing
8 8 (18.18%) BDD
8 8 (18.18%) SDLC
9 7 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (15.91%) Kanban
9 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
9 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.64%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) C#
2 6 (13.64%) C
2 6 (13.64%) Perl
2 6 (13.64%) Python
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 6 (13.64%) ISEB
5 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 2 (4.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) CA
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) SAP
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