Period
to 19 September 2018

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 19 September 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 57 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 0 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.90% 0.88% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.00% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate - £313 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.89% -
East of England median daily rate £325 £313 £285
% change year-on-year +4.00% +9.65% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 - £28.00

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 497 603 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.07% 88.16% 83.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 428 373
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £46.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -66.36% +152.44%
10th Percentile £13.82 £10.92 £28.30
90th Percentile £20.23 £32.25 £51.12
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +3.49%

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 19 September 2018. 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
Dunstable - 5 - -
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) SOA
1 5 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Data Management
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Groovy
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (100.00%) MuleSoft
1 5 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 5 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) API Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (100.00%) Data Management
1 5 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 5 (100.00%) SOA
1 5 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) MuleSoft