The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 43 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.23% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
332 259 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 76.32% 70.96% 67.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 185 154
Average daily rate £438 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £23.85 £13.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.62% -37.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £11.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £19.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Swindon region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Manual Testing
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Data Transformation

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Manager
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) QA Leader
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA