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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 126 97 117
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +20
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.46% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.66% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
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£288 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £258 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £352 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2173 1521 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.02% 70.71% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1458 986 1276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
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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 - 3 £338 - 3
Devon -11 2 £281 -20.21% 4
Gloucestershire -14 2 £335 +42.55% 1
Somerset -15 2 £210 - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Dorset - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 7 (63.64%) ISEB
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (9.09%) REST
5 1 (9.09%) Change Control
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (9.09%) NUnit
5 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Selenium
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
1 7 (63.64%) Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Test Management
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Change Control
2 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
2 1 (9.09%) ETL
2 1 (9.09%) Quality Management
2 1 (9.09%) Validation
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) ISEB
1 7 (63.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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