Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 23 July 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
England > South West
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 168 184
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 +15
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 40 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.73% 0.63% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.79% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 22
South West median daily rate £323 £284 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.66% +13.50% -13.04%
10th Percentile £229 £204 £169
90th Percentile £445 £373 £384
England median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £190.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -85.26% +393.51% +8.45%

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4533 4790 5088
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.66% 79.40% 79.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2913 3172 3345
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.21%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £258
90th Percentile £538 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 241 217
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% +42.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.63 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £50.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year - +14.94% +6.10%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the South West

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in the South West

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in the South West

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in the South West

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +13 9 £300 -2.04% 2
Wiltshire -3 9 £336 +22.27%
Devon -10 8 £375 -6.25% 2
Somerset 0 6 £413 +17.86% 1
Bristol -9 6 £270 +0.93% 5
Dorset +13 1 - -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 South West region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 25 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (30.00%) Selenium
3 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
4 11 (27.50%) QA
5 9 (22.50%) Windows
5 9 (22.50%) ISEB
5 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
6 8 (20.00%) CMS
6 8 (20.00%) JIRA
6 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Test Planning
7 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Scrum
7 7 (17.50%) Content Management
7 7 (17.50%) Internet
7 7 (17.50%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (15.00%) SQL
8 6 (15.00%) Android
8 6 (15.00%) Coaching
8 6 (15.00%) Issue Tracking
8 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
8 6 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (12.50%) API Testing
9 5 (12.50%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 8 (20.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.50%) GPRS
2 1 (2.50%) GSM
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
2 1 (2.50%) LTE
2 1 (2.50%) PSTN
2 1 (2.50%) SMS
2 1 (2.50%) UMTS
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
2 1 (2.50%) VoLTE
2 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Cucumber
1 12 (30.00%) Selenium
2 8 (20.00%) JIRA
3 5 (12.50%) JMeter
3 5 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.00%) Ant
4 4 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 4 (10.00%) Gradle
4 4 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.00%) Maven
5 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.50%) Calabash
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.50%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.50%) TestRail
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Analyst
1 21 (52.50%) Test Analyst
2 9 (22.50%) Tester
3 4 (10.00%) QA Leader
3 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Automation Tester
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) HR Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 2 (5.00%) UAT Lead
5 2 (5.00%) Web Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
2 3 (7.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Android
2 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Content Management
6 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Scrum
6 7 (17.50%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Test Planning
6 7 (17.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Coaching
7 6 (15.00%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (15.00%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (12.50%) API Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Defect Management
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) Java
2 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) C#
3 3 (7.50%) Python
4 2 (5.00%) C
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
1 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) ATG
1 5 (12.50%) hybris
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) IBM
2 3 (7.50%) IBM Sterling
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) HP
Exeter
Pearson Frank
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago