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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 192 183 193
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 13 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.23% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 17
Average daily rate
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£383 £329 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.34% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £241 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £476 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
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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
4475 4518 5429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.73% 77.36% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3536 3380 4082
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -32.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 13 (46.43%) Automated Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 11 (39.29%) QA
4 10 (35.71%) Finance
4 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) Selenium
5 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (21.43%) TDD
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
7 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
7 5 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (17.86%) Fixed Income
7 5 (17.86%) Equities
8 4 (14.29%) Banking
8 4 (14.29%) ISEB
8 4 (14.29%) Change Management
8 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
8 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Credit Risk
9 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
9 3 (10.71%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
2 5 (17.86%) HP UFT
3 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 3 (10.71%) JUnit
4 3 (10.71%) JIRA
5 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.14%) JMeter
6 1 (3.57%) Maven
6 1 (3.57%) Ant
6 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.57%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.57%) TestNG
6 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.57%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (3.57%) TestLink
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Investment Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Front Office
4 2 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Back Office
5 1 (3.57%) Electronics
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Credit Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) SOAP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) RESTful
1 1 (3.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (17.86%) Fixed Income
1 5 (17.86%) Equities
2 3 (10.71%) Credit Risk
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Automated Testing
2 12 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (21.43%) TDD
5 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) BDD
6 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Change Management
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) System Testing
9 2 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (7.14%) API Testing
9 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) VBA
4 3 (10.71%) C#
5 2 (7.14%) VBScript
5 2 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (7.14%) Groovy
5 2 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) Lua
6 1 (3.57%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PHP
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (39.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) SAP
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.57%) HP
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