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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 61 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.48% 0.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £338 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 512 482 606
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.05% 80.33% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 350 417
Median daily rate £473 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 22
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.81% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 27 June 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Android
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (20.00%) HTML5

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Manual Tester
2 2 (40.00%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) CSS3
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA