Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +25
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 2.78% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Bedford median daily rate £331 - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £263 -
% change year-on-year +23.81% - -
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 52 72 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 72.22% 75.79% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 53
Bedford median daily rate £350 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +13.97% -5.56%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £213
90th Percentile £473 £458 £517
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Bedford median hourly rate £19.00 £10.30 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.47% -65.67% +140.00%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +60.71% -62.67% +120.59%

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 21 November 2017, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Retail-J
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS

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 (50.00%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft