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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 182 181 187
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.65% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 28
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£338 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
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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
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
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 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 14 (40.00%) QA
2 13 (37.14%) Selenium
3 11 (31.43%) SQL
4 9 (25.71%) Web Services
4 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Finance
4 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
5 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (22.86%) REST
5 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) Banking
6 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
7 6 (17.14%) SOAP
7 6 (17.14%) JIRA
7 6 (17.14%) BDD
7 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
8 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (14.29%) TDD
8 5 (14.29%) ISEB
8 5 (14.29%) C#
8 5 (14.29%) Oracle
9 4 (11.43%) Linux
9 4 (11.43%) Retail
9 4 (11.43%) ISTQB

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Project
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
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
1 1 (2.86%) 3G
1 1 (2.86%) 2G
1 1 (2.86%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.86%) QlikView
3 1 (2.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (2.86%) Big Data
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Navigator
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 13 (37.14%) Selenium
2 6 (17.14%) JIRA
3 5 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (11.43%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.43%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.57%) MSTest
5 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
6 2 (5.71%) Toad
6 2 (5.71%) TestDirector
6 2 (5.71%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (5.71%) JMeter
6 2 (5.71%) Maven
6 2 (5.71%) LoadUI
7 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.86%) Robotium
7 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.86%) Calabash
7 1 (2.86%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
4 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.86%) Advertising
6 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 12 (34.29%) Tester
4 6 (17.14%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.43%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) QA Leader
6 2 (5.71%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Web Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.86%) Automated Test Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.86%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Applications Tester
7 1 (2.86%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.71%) Web Services
2 8 (22.86%) REST
3 6 (17.14%) SOAP
4 3 (8.57%) .NET
5 2 (5.71%) Middleware
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.86%) JSON
6 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) HTML
6 1 (2.86%) XML
6 1 (2.86%) J2ME
6 1 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.57%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Handset
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.86%) Derivative
4 1 (2.86%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) Android
2 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Regression Testing
1 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (25.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (25.71%) Test Scripting
2 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Scrum
4 6 (17.14%) E-Commerce
4 6 (17.14%) BDD
4 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
5 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (14.29%) TDD
6 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.71%) System Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Test Management
7 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.71%) Analytics
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) Groovy
5 1 (2.86%) Delphi
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) Ruby
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 14 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.57%) HP
3 2 (5.71%) Cerner
4 1 (2.86%) Apple
4 1 (2.86%) Thunderhead
4 1 (2.86%) Telerik
4 1 (2.86%) Adobe
4 1 (2.86%) Sun
4 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
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