Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 161 159
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.098% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.32% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 15
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £301 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +3.62% -17.14%
10th Percentile £251 £278 £211
90th Percentile £335 £423 £481
South East median daily rate £350 £338 £305
% change year-on-year +3.70% +10.66% +10.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £19.50
South East median hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50

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 Berkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3408 3480 3948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 83.59% 81.21% 78.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1766 1875 2179
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 173
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -43.37% +80.07%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.30 £13.75
90th Percentile £39.05 £48.50 £44.75
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 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
Reading +4 1 £250 -16.81% 1
Bracknell +3 1 - -
Newbury - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 £325 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) RAD
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) TMap
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) RAD
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) TMap
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) Google
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter
1 1 (25.00%) VMware