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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 126 190 184
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 31 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.24% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 22
Median daily rate £425 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £295 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
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
2959 4515 4980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.76% 80.58% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2397 3527 3669
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 48
Median hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £13.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (35.90%) Oracle
4 13 (33.33%) QA
5 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
6 11 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (20.51%) Test Planning
8 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
8 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.95%) Banking
8 7 (17.95%) VB
8 7 (17.95%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
9 6 (15.38%) Derivative
9 6 (15.38%) JIRA
9 6 (15.38%) Test Management
10 5 (12.82%) XML
10 5 (12.82%) C#
10 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
10 5 (12.82%) HP
10 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
10 5 (12.82%) Equities
10 5 (12.82%) JMeter
10 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
10 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing

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 3 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) Drupal
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Extranet
1 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
1 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
2 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) JIRA
2 5 (12.82%) JMeter
2 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) MSTest
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Banking
3 6 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Front Office
5 2 (5.13%) Marketing
6 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Analyst
2 16 (41.03%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Banking Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Test Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Developer
4 4 (10.26%) QA Manager
4 4 (10.26%) QA Test Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) UAT Manager
4 4 (10.26%) UAT Test Manager
5 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Murex Developer
6 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Siebel Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) .NET
2 5 (12.82%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (7.69%) WCF
3 3 (7.69%) WPF
4 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) Behat
5 1 (2.56%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.56%) FIXML
5 1 (2.56%) HTML5
5 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Derivative
3 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
3 5 (12.82%) Equities
3 5 (12.82%) Fixed Income
4 3 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.13%) Data Extraction
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.56%) Copywriting
6 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 8 (20.51%) Test Planning
5 7 (17.95%) Automated Testing
5 7 (17.95%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Test Management
7 5 (12.82%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Integration Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
9 3 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (7.69%) Project Management
9 3 (7.69%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (7.69%) User Stories
10 2 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (46.15%) SQL
2 7 (17.95%) VB
3 5 (12.82%) C#
4 4 (10.26%) Java
5 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.13%) VBA
6 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.56%) EMIR
2 1 (2.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Docker
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Oracle
2 5 (12.82%) HP
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Murex
3 2 (5.13%) Siebel
3 2 (5.13%) Sun
4 1 (2.56%) comScore
4 1 (2.56%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.56%) Sybase
4 1 (2.56%) VMware
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