Period
to 26 July 2017

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 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 69 72
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.33% 0.62% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.81% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Gloucestershire median daily rate £300 £306 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% +22.50% -25.37%
10th Percentile £245 £273 £210
90th Percentile £513 £334 £433
South West median daily rate £318 £288 £250
% change year-on-year +10.43% +15.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 561 738 721
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 82.74% 76.40% 76.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 400 460
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £213 £252 £225
90th Percentile £513 £575 £513
South West median daily rate £397 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.93% - +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 36
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +15.71%
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.30 £25.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.99 £47.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +40.00%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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 6 months to 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 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
Cheltenham - 7 £285 -
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
3 7 (77.78%) JIRA
4 6 (66.67%) Content Management
4 6 (66.67%) SQL
4 6 (66.67%) Internet
4 6 (66.67%) CMS
4 6 (66.67%) Apple iOS
4 6 (66.67%) Android
4 6 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
5 4 (44.44%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
6 3 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
6 3 (33.33%) IBM
7 2 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (22.22%) SDLC
7 2 (22.22%) V-Model
7 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (22.22%) DevOps
7 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
7 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
7 2 (22.22%) Multichannel Retail
7 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 2 (22.22%) Python
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server

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 (66.67%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
1 6 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Web Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Web Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Android
2 6 (66.67%) Apple iOS
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce
3 6 (66.67%) Content Management
3 6 (66.67%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Multichannel Retail
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) IBM Sterling
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle