Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 - 15
Rank change year-on-year - +15 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 1.23% - 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% - 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Bedford median daily rate £350 - £250
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 - £249
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 64 85 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 79.01% 83.33% 80.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 63 37
Bedford median daily rate £315 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £125 £270 £246
90th Percentile £485 £450 £495
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Bedford median hourly rate £15.50 £10.30 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.49% -47.18% +11.43%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.30 £11.10
90th Percentile £24.25 £10.30 £27.90
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% -65.00% +128.57%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Bedford

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedford region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Retail-J

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Retail-J
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EPoS