The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 28 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 West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 54 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 -  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.88% 1.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £336 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.95% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 579 508 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 84.90% 77.32% 80.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 344 363
Median daily rate £425 £420 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +7.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 21
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +85.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £26.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £43.30 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Wiltshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Swindon -1 1 £323 -0.76%
Manual Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 7 (77.78%) Functional Testing
3 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Confluence
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (11.11%) TMap
6 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
6 1 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) Selenium
6 1 (11.11%) Load Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (11.11%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Robot Framework
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) HR Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 7 (77.78%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation
4 1 (11.11%) SDLC
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) TMap
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP