Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 167 145
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22 +23
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 5 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.17% 0.13% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.16% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 23
Hampshire median daily rate £338 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.73% -18.52% +35.00%
10th Percentile £202 £239 £280
90th Percentile £443 £318 £428
South East median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +3.70% +8.87% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate - - £37.50

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2835 3131 3659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 79.70% 80.30% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1677 2010 2254
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £239 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £513
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 164 193
Hampshire median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +40.91% +18.92%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.98 £56.75 £48.65
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.60
% change year-on-year -14.02% +0.56% +52.00%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 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 6 months to 23 November 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
Southampton +6 1 - - 4
Waterlooville - 1 £188 -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £250 -
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) OpenText
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) hybris
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) InDesign
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA

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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe
1 1 (16.67%) hybris
1 1 (16.67%) OpenText