The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 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 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.

Manual Testing
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 21
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 3.23% 3.70% 4.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.55% 4.69% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £258 £325 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.76% +12.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £325 £290
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 Peterborough with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 66 64 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 70.97% 79.01% 81.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 69
Median daily rate £350 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £265 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 26
Median hourly rate £15.50 £32.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.81% +134.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £42.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough 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 Peterborough

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Peterborough

Manual Testing
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 27 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) Selenium
3 5 (62.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
3 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Appium
4 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (50.00%) JBehave
4 4 (50.00%) QA
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (25.00%) BDD
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Back Office
6 2 (25.00%) JUnit
6 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Ruby
6 2 (25.00%) C#
6 2 (25.00%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 1 (12.50%) ISEB
7 1 (12.50%) AS400
7 1 (12.50%) iSeries

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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 7 (87.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Appium
2 5 (62.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (62.50%) Eclipse
2 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (62.50%) WebDriver
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) JBehave
4 2 (25.00%) JUnit
General
1 2 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Developer in Test
3 2 (25.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Manual Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (12.50%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) TDD
3 5 (62.50%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA