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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 144 177 184
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 8 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.32% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 20
Average daily rate £355 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £603 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
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
2632 4072 4650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 83.90% 80.89% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2087 3166 3367
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 7 (31.82%) QA
4 6 (27.27%) Finance
4 6 (27.27%) SQL
5 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) User Stories
5 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
5 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
5 5 (22.73%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) JIRA
6 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (18.18%) Android
6 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
7 3 (13.64%) Selenium
7 3 (13.64%) Test Management
7 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.64%) Scrum
7 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.64%) HP
7 3 (13.64%) ISEB
7 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.64%) C#
8 2 (9.09%) .NET
8 2 (9.09%) XML
8 2 (9.09%) Windows

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) Drupal
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Selenium
3 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.09%) SpecFlow
3 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.55%) Appium
4 1 (4.55%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.55%) MSTest
4 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Tester
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Automation Tester
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Applications Tester
4 4 (18.18%) Mobile Tester
5 3 (13.64%) iOS Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) UAT Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.55%) QA Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Programme Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) Behat
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Biometrics
2 1 (4.55%) Copywriting
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Android
1 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Test Automation
3 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
3 5 (22.73%) BDD
3 5 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (22.73%) User Stories
4 4 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) Defect Management
5 3 (13.64%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (9.09%) SDLC
6 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.55%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) C++
4 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) ISEB
2 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Docker
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) comScore
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Informatica
3 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
3 1 (4.55%) Siebel
3 1 (4.55%) Sun
3 1 (4.55%) Sybase
3 1 (4.55%) VMware
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Posted: 17 hours ago
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