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 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 52 61
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.15% 0.45% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 0.59% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £840 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +124.00% -5.06%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 475 509 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 78.00% 75.86% 76.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 270 280
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 30
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £9.16 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £37.70
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Watford - 3 £450 - 1
Rickmansworth - 2 £925 -
Manual Testing
East of England

Manual Testing
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Scrum
2 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 11 (91.67%) Cucumber
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (58.33%) Finance
4 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
4 7 (58.33%) Ruby
5 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) Test Management
6 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 4 (33.33%) People Management
6 4 (33.33%) Confluence
6 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) JIRA
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (8.33%) ISEB

Manual Testing
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 11 (91.67%) Cucumber
1 11 (91.67%) Selenium
2 7 (58.33%) WebDriver
3 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
1 5 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
2 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Portfolio Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (91.67%) Scrum
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (41.67%) Automated Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) People Management
6 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) Test Management
7 2 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB