The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South East / Berkshire
Rank 85 124 136
Rank change year-on-year +39 +12  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.66% 0.081% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
Median daily rate £354 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1456 1977 2225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 80.40% 80.33% 74.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 680 1023 1162
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 45 55
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -30.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £96.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Berkshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 7 £450 -
Reading +22 1 £351 - 2
Newbury - 1 - -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Selenium
3 15 (60.00%) Scrum
3 15 (60.00%) Java
4 14 (56.00%) Automated Testing
4 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (56.00%) WebDriver
4 14 (56.00%) BDD
5 13 (52.00%) Visualisation
5 13 (52.00%) TDD
5 13 (52.00%) OOP
5 13 (52.00%) OO
5 13 (52.00%) C++
6 12 (48.00%) JMeter
7 11 (44.00%) XML
7 11 (44.00%) Project Management
7 11 (44.00%) Python
7 11 (44.00%) Ant
7 11 (44.00%) HTTP
7 11 (44.00%) Content Management
7 11 (44.00%) Maven
7 11 (44.00%) CMS
7 11 (44.00%) JSON
7 11 (44.00%) Ruby
7 11 (44.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (44.00%) Sitecore
7 11 (44.00%) Security Testing
7 11 (44.00%) Groovy
7 11 (44.00%) REST
7 11 (44.00%) Splunk

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 11 (44.00%) CMS
1 11 (44.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Selenium
2 14 (56.00%) WebDriver
3 12 (48.00%) JMeter
4 11 (44.00%) Ant
4 11 (44.00%) Apache Ivy
4 11 (44.00%) Bitbucket
4 11 (44.00%) eggPlant
4 11 (44.00%) Gradle
4 11 (44.00%) Maven
5 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (8.00%) Capybara
7 2 (8.00%) Hudson
7 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
7 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (8.00%) TestLink
8 1 (4.00%) Appium
8 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) Developer in Test
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Tester
4 5 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Development Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Manual Tester
6 2 (8.00%) QA Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (4.00%) Designer
7 1 (4.00%) GUI Tester
7 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (4.00%) QA Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Software Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) JSON
1 11 (44.00%) REST
1 11 (44.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (60.00%) Scrum
3 14 (56.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (56.00%) BDD
3 14 (56.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (52.00%) OO
4 13 (52.00%) OOP
4 13 (52.00%) TDD
4 13 (52.00%) Visualisation
5 11 (44.00%) Content Management
5 11 (44.00%) Project Management
5 11 (44.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 4 (16.00%) Open Source
8 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.00%) SDLC
8 3 (12.00%) Test Management
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) Java
2 13 (52.00%) C++
3 11 (44.00%) Groovy
3 11 (44.00%) Python
3 11 (44.00%) Ruby
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Sitecore
1 11 (44.00%) Splunk
2 1 (4.00%) Apigee
2 1 (4.00%) HP
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com