The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 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 23 June 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
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 - 28
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 2.67% - 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% - 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £270 - £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 Cheltenham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 52 93 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 69.33% 75.61% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 99
Median daily rate £381 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £300 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham 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 Cheltenham

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cheltenham region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Android
2 6 (85.71%) Issue Tracking
2 6 (85.71%) Apple iOS
2 6 (85.71%) CMS
2 6 (85.71%) Content Management
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
3 4 (57.14%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) IBM Sterling
5 2 (28.57%) QA
5 2 (28.57%) Multichannel Retail
6 1 (14.29%) Retail

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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 6 (85.71%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Web Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Web Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Android
1 6 (85.71%) Apple iOS
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 7 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (85.71%) Content Management
2 6 (85.71%) Issue Tracking
3 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Smoke Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Multichannel Retail
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
1 3 (42.86%) IBM Sterling