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 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
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 58 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.37% - 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% - 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 432 392 574
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 79.12% 78.40% 84.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 308 373
Median daily rate £450 £400 £412
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 35
Median hourly rate £55.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +214.28% -30.00%  
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Manual Testing
South East

Manual Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) API Testing
3 1 (33.33%) BDD

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 1 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Automation Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) QA Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) API Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Pair Programming
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA