The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 22 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 70 64
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.34% 0.23% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.28% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £250 £335 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.37% -29.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 462 707 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 79.11% 80.25% 76.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 418 327
Median daily rate £444 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.93% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 36
Median hourly rate £29.75 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.70% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.61 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.95 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Reading

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
1 2 (66.67%) Apigee
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) TMap
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) TMap
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apigee
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter