The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 184 182 196
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 26 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.24% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.32% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 23
Average daily rate £350 £343 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+388.23% -54.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Manual Testing
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 16 (39.02%) QA
2 12 (29.27%) SQL
3 11 (26.83%) Selenium
3 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
3 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
4 10 (24.39%) Banking
4 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Scrum
6 7 (17.07%) Finance
6 7 (17.07%) TDD
6 7 (17.07%) JIRA
6 7 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (17.07%) .NET
6 7 (17.07%) C#
6 7 (17.07%) Oracle
6 7 (17.07%) Web Services
6 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
7 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
7 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Java
7 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
7 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 6 (14.63%) CEH
7 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 5 (12.20%) SOAP
8 5 (12.20%) Linux
8 5 (12.20%) BDD
9 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.88%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) 4G
1 2 (4.88%) 3G
1 2 (4.88%) 2G
2 1 (2.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.88%) QlikView
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) JIRA
2 7 (17.07%) WebDriver
3 6 (14.63%) SoapUI
4 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (7.32%) Maven
5 3 (7.32%) Ant
5 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.32%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.88%) eggPlant
6 2 (4.88%) LoadUI
6 2 (4.88%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.88%) LoadRunner
6 2 (4.88%) Toad
6 2 (4.88%) Subversion
6 2 (4.88%) WATIR
7 1 (2.44%) FitNesse
General
1 10 (24.39%) Banking
2 7 (17.07%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Front Office
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Tester
2 12 (29.27%) Analyst
3 11 (26.83%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Automation Tester
5 6 (14.63%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (9.76%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.88%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Tester
7 2 (4.88%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Security Designer
8 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Functional Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) UAT Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Senior QA Tester
8 1 (2.44%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
1 7 (17.07%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) SOAP
3 3 (7.32%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) jQuery
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
4 2 (4.88%) J2ME
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) WAP
4 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Spring Security
5 1 (2.44%) JSON
5 1 (2.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.44%) JSP
5 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.88%) Handset
2 2 (4.88%) Equities
2 2 (4.88%) Derivative
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.44%) IPTV
3 1 (2.44%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
3 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.20%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Android
2 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.44%) UNIX
3 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
1 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
2 10 (24.39%) Regression Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Scrum
4 7 (17.07%) TDD
4 7 (17.07%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Automation Testing
5 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
5 6 (14.63%) Automated Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (12.20%) BDD
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
8 3 (7.32%) Information Security
8 3 (7.32%) OWASP
9 2 (4.88%) User Stories
9 2 (4.88%) Web Testing
9 2 (4.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) C#
3 6 (14.63%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.32%) VB
4 3 (7.32%) Groovy
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.88%) Python
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) CEH
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) GIAC
3 1 (2.44%) CISA
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (39.02%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.32%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Sun
4 2 (4.88%) Apple
4 2 (4.88%) Telerik
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.44%) Thunderhead
5 1 (2.44%) Cerner
5 1 (2.44%) Business Objects
City of London
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