Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 111 107
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4 -29
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.082% 0.079% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.099% 0.091% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - -
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 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1014 1097 1069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 82.84% 86.93% 80.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 775 780
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £214 £227
90th Percentile £590 £550 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 44
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +52.54%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.09 £12.70
90th Percentile £77.50 £42.55 £55.53
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.60
% change year-on-year -11.54% -2.26% +52.00%

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SAP
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Keyword-Driven Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) SAP