Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 18 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 81 94
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.38% 0.86% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.13% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £330 £250 £234
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +6.84% +1.63%
10th Percentile £231 £194 £199
90th Percentile £397 £322 £319
East of England median daily rate £344 £269 £280
% change year-on-year +27.91% -4.02% -9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -31.71% +88.51%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1252 1065 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 80.00% 76.56% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 612 624
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £565
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 98
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £29.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.50% +41.67% +30.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £8.93
90th Percentile £46.50 £53.75 £41.80
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Hertfordshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Watford -5 3 £360 +140.00%
Welwyn Garden City +1 1 £225 +3.45%
Welwyn - 1 - -
Manual Testing
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Stories
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Informatica
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) PowerCenter
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (16.67%) Front Office
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mart

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mart
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) ETL Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) jQuery
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (16.67%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (33.33%) ETL
1 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) User Stories
1 2 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Informatica
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle