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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 164 193 185
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 13 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.21% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 9
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £285 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £545 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
3032 4362 4712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.31% 82.32% 80.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2437 3444 3494
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 43 46
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.76% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.02 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (41.03%) QA
4 14 (35.90%) Finance
4 14 (35.90%) SQL
5 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (25.64%) Test Planning
6 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.51%) Java
7 8 (20.51%) Investment Banking
7 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Banking
7 8 (20.51%) Derivative
8 7 (17.95%) Selenium
8 7 (17.95%) VB
8 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (15.38%) JMeter
9 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
9 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle
10 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
10 5 (12.82%) Equities
10 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
10 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
10 5 (12.82%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
11 4 (10.26%) Migration
11 4 (10.26%) .NET
11 4 (10.26%) Test Automation

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 (5.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Selenium
2 6 (15.38%) JMeter
2 6 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.56%) Appium
6 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.56%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.56%) JBehave
6 1 (2.56%) JUnit
6 1 (2.56%) Mocha
6 1 (2.56%) Protractor
6 1 (2.56%) Robotium
6 1 (2.56%) RSpec
6 1 (2.56%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
2 8 (20.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
2 15 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Test Manager
4 6 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 5 (12.82%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Tester
6 4 (10.26%) QA Leader
6 4 (10.26%) QA Manager
6 4 (10.26%) QA Test Manager
6 4 (10.26%) UAT Manager
6 4 (10.26%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
7 2 (5.13%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) QA Coordinator
7 2 (5.13%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (2.56%) OTC Derivatives Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (2.56%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.56%) Behat
4 1 (2.56%) Chai
4 1 (2.56%) CSS3
4 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.56%) FIXML
4 1 (2.56%) Middleware
4 1 (2.56%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) REST
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (20.51%) Derivative
3 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
3 5 (12.82%) Equities
3 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.56%) DTCC
5 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.56%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (2.56%) SWIFT
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Test Planning
3 10 (25.64%) Test Strategy
4 8 (20.51%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Exploratory Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Defect Management
7 4 (10.26%) Migration
7 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.26%) Test Management
8 3 (7.69%) API Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 3 (7.69%) DevOps
8 3 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Scrum
8 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 3 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) SQL
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 7 (17.95%) VB
4 3 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.13%) Ruby
5 2 (5.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
1 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.56%) CISSP
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (41.03%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (5.13%) EMIR
2 2 (5.13%) MiFID
2 2 (5.13%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.56%) comScore
3 1 (2.56%) Gigya
3 1 (2.56%) HP
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) MuleSoft
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) TIBCO