Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 57 59
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.14% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% - -
East of England median daily rate £338 £250 £219
% change year-on-year +35.00% +14.29% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 664 583 625
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 94.34% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 375 414
Bedfordshire median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £211
90th Percentile £575 £583 £575
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 47
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £41.60 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Manual Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Bedfordshire

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Tester in Bedfordshire

Manual Tester
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £350 -
Manual Tester
East of England

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

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

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Testing