Period
to 20 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 20 May 2018 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 90 87
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.33% 0.43% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.52% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Oxfordshire median daily rate £338 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +18.52% -
10th Percentile £300 £375 £276
90th Percentile £423 £425 £389
South East median daily rate £400 £351 £314
% change year-on-year +14.12% +11.71% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £11.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £11.00 £185.00
% change year-on-year - -94.05% -

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,061 961 880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 87.33% 83.06% 79.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 682 684
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £200
90th Percentile £608 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 27
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £27.75 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.21% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £14.06 £10.75 £13.80
90th Percentile £55.63 £47.50 £59.75
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +4.76% -11.58% +5.56%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Oxfordshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. 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
Oxford -2 4 £338 - 1
Manual Testing
South East

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 4 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Manual Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (50.00%) SAP Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Agile Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Manual Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) VBScript
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP