The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
South East / Hampshire
Rank 111 120 111
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.27% 0.092% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.12% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Median daily rate £321 £315 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.74% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £315 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £315 £313
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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1466 1734 1735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 79.80% 79.69% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 1172 992
Median daily rate £425 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 65 86
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Hampshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Hampshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Southampton +6 1 £400 +26.98%
Farnborough - 1 £375 -
Basingstoke - 1 £275 -
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

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

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) QA
3 3 (42.86%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) API Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
5 1 (14.29%) BDD
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Bugzilla
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
2 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Financial Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Report Writer
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) V-Model
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) API Testing
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP