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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 180 187 176
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 19 40 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 32
Average daily rate
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£340 £413 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.57% +8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £498 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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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
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014, 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 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) QA
3 11 (31.43%) SQL
4 10 (28.57%) Selenium
4 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (25.71%) Finance
6 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
7 7 (20.00%) Banking
7 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Scrum
8 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
8 6 (17.14%) C#
8 6 (17.14%) Java
8 6 (17.14%) Web Services
8 6 (17.14%) REST
8 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
9 5 (14.29%) BDD
9 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (14.29%) JIRA
9 5 (14.29%) ISEB
10 4 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (11.43%) TDD
10 4 (11.43%) Retail
10 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.43%) .NET
10 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
10 4 (11.43%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Selenium
2 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (11.43%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.57%) MSTest
4 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.71%) JMeter
5 2 (5.71%) TestDirector
6 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.86%) Robotium
6 1 (2.86%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.86%) Fiddler
6 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.86%) NUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Toad
6 1 (2.86%) Calabash
6 1 (2.86%) LoadUI
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
3 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Advertising
4 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 12 (34.29%) Tester
4 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Web Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.86%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.86%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
1 6 (17.14%) REST
2 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 4 (11.43%) SOAP
3 2 (5.71%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.71%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Handset
2 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.71%) Derivative
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
3 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.86%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Test Scripting
4 7 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Scrum
5 6 (17.14%) Regression Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
6 5 (14.29%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) TDD
7 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
8 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.57%) System Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.71%) Process Management
9 2 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) C#
2 6 (17.14%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) Groovy
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Delphi
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (5.71%) Cerner
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (2.86%) Sybase
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago