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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 188 182 191
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 11 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.40% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.52% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 13
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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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
4236 4781 4794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.85% 77.06% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3291 3511 3645
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 51
Average hourly rate £27.37 £25.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £47.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015, 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 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 10 (38.46%) QA
2 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 10 (38.46%) SQL
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
4 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) C#
6 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) Fixed Income
6 4 (15.38%) Equities
6 4 (15.38%) Change Management
6 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
7 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (11.54%) Test Management
7 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
7 3 (11.54%) Marketing
7 3 (11.54%) Web Services
7 3 (11.54%) .NET
7 3 (11.54%) JUnit

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) WebDriver
3 4 (15.38%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (11.54%) JUnit
4 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.69%) Appium
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 2 (7.69%) TestNG
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.85%) Ant
6 1 (3.85%) JMeter
6 1 (3.85%) Maven
6 1 (3.85%) TestLink
6 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) Calabash
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Marketing
3 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 14 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Tester
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Agile Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (3.85%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 2 (7.69%) RESTful
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Fixed Income
1 4 (15.38%) Equities
1 4 (15.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
2 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 6 (23.08%) BDD
4 5 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 4 (15.38%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Calypso
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
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