Period
to 17 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 October 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 55 52
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.60% 0.31% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.38% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £239 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.13% - -
East of England median daily rate £319 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +15.91% - -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -27.27% +28.33%

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 578 529 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 86.40% 82.79% 83.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 343 375
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -0.62%
10th Percentile £284 £255 £238
90th Percentile £575 £594 £563
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 28
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £27.75 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.92% +2.86% +34.62%
10th Percentile £10.87 £19.90 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.51 £48.47 £47.77
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £28.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.50% +8.65% -

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Bedfordshire

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 17 October 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 - 2 £331 -
Luton -2 1 £325 +36.13%
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Retail-J
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration

Manual Testing
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 (25.00%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Case Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Statistics
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft