The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 30 April 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 West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 47 53
Rank change year-on-year +10 +6  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.47% 1.06% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 1.44% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £288 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £288 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +34.00% -  

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 307 347 365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 84.11% 73.83% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 181 223
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 21
Median hourly rate £35.75 £43.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +2.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £25.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.20 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Gloucestershire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Cheltenham - 7 £285 - 1
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Scrum
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (58.82%) JIRA
2 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
3 9 (52.94%) SQL
4 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
5 7 (41.18%) DevOps
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (41.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (41.18%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (41.18%) SDLC
5 7 (41.18%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 7 (41.18%) C
5 7 (41.18%) Python
5 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
5 7 (41.18%) Validation
5 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
5 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
5 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (41.18%) System Testing
5 7 (41.18%) DV Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
5 7 (41.18%) V-Model
5 7 (41.18%) Selenium

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (35.29%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Internet
2 3 (17.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Cucumber
1 10 (58.82%) JIRA
2 7 (41.18%) Selenium
3 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (17.65%) Zephyr
General
1 1 (5.88%) Electronics
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Test Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (41.18%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (23.53%) Tester
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Automation Tester
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce Tester
6 2 (11.76%) Java Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Web Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Web Tester
7 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
1 3 (17.65%) REST
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
1 3 (17.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Android
3 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) Scrum
2 8 (47.06%) Automation Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (41.18%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (41.18%) DevOps
3 7 (41.18%) Integration Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Risk Analysis
3 7 (41.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (41.18%) SDLC
3 7 (41.18%) Software Engineering
3 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
3 7 (41.18%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (41.18%) System Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
3 7 (41.18%) Validation
3 7 (41.18%) V-Model
3 7 (41.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) C
2 7 (41.18%) Perl
2 7 (41.18%) Python
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) DV Cleared
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) IBM Sterling
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP