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 28 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 111 110
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.11% 0.15% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.19% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Median daily rate £188 £250 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -28.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
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 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 1473 1589 1781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 81.74% 79.85% 84.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 1016 1152
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 80 89
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Waterlooville - 1 £188 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Military
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) ClearCase
2 1 (14.29%) ClearQuest
2 1 (14.29%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Financial Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Report Writer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Software Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) V-Model
2 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) SAP