The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 132 188 187
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 25 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.75% 0.25% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.31% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 22
Median daily rate £425 £331 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.30% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.41% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
Manual Testing
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2831 4452 4896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.91% 80.16% 79.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 3508 3696
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £29.15 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.81% +34.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the City of London region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the City of London region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (35.56%) QA
4 15 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (31.11%) Oracle
5 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
7 11 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 8 (17.78%) .NET
9 8 (17.78%) Banking
9 8 (17.78%) Test Planning
9 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
9 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
9 8 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
10 7 (15.56%) VB
10 7 (15.56%) C#
10 7 (15.56%) Investment Banking
10 7 (15.56%) Selenium
11 6 (13.33%) JIRA
11 6 (13.33%) Derivative
11 6 (13.33%) Test Management
11 6 (13.33%) Java
11 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 5 (11.11%) XML
12 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
12 5 (11.11%) JMeter
12 5 (11.11%) Scrum

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (4.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) Node.js
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) GitHub
1 1 (2.22%) IaaS
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) Extranet
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
1 1 (2.22%) Intranet
1 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Selenium
2 6 (13.33%) JIRA
3 5 (11.11%) JMeter
3 5 (11.11%) LoadRunner
4 4 (8.89%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.44%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.22%) Appium
7 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.22%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Mocha
7 1 (2.22%) MSTest
7 1 (2.22%) Protractor
7 1 (2.22%) Robotium
7 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
7 1 (2.22%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Banking
3 7 (15.56%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Front Office
5 2 (4.44%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Publishing
6 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.11%) Tester
5 4 (8.89%) QA Manager
5 4 (8.89%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (8.89%) UAT Manager
5 4 (8.89%) UAT Test Manager
6 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Developer
6 3 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) QA Leader
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Murex Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Siebel Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.67%) WCF
3 3 (6.67%) WPF
4 2 (4.44%) Behat
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.22%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.22%) Chai
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) CSS3
5 1 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.22%) FIXML
5 1 (2.22%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Derivative
3 5 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 5 (11.11%) Equities
3 5 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.44%) Data Extraction
5 2 (4.44%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Android
2 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 9 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Test Planning
5 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.33%) Test Management
7 5 (11.11%) Scrum
8 4 (8.89%) Automation Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Regression Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.67%) DevOps
9 3 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (42.22%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) C#
2 7 (15.56%) VB
3 6 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) VBA
5 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.22%) EMIR
2 1 (2.22%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Docker
1 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (31.11%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) comScore
3 2 (4.44%) Murex
3 2 (4.44%) Siebel
3 2 (4.44%) Sun
4 1 (2.22%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.22%) Sybase
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
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