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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 179 192 182
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 23 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.44% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.57% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £302 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £253
% change year-on-year
- +8.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £96.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.51% +197.69%
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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
4547 5580 5608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.56% 76.54% 75.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3496 4115 4176
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 91
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.00%) QA
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 13 (32.50%) Selenium
3 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
4 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (22.50%) REST
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Finance
6 8 (20.00%) Web Services
6 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 8 (20.00%) BDD
7 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
7 7 (17.50%) JIRA
7 7 (17.50%) Banking
7 7 (17.50%) C#
7 7 (17.50%) Java
8 6 (15.00%) ISEB
8 6 (15.00%) TDD
8 6 (15.00%) Android
8 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
9 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
9 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 5 (12.50%) Kanban
9 5 (12.50%) Retail
9 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Project
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.00%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.50%) Big Data
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Selenium
2 7 (17.50%) JIRA
3 6 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.50%) TestDirector
5 3 (7.50%) Bugzilla
5 3 (7.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.50%) MSTest
6 2 (5.00%) Robotium
6 2 (5.00%) Toad
6 2 (5.00%) JMeter
6 2 (5.00%) Calabash
7 1 (2.50%) Spock
7 1 (2.50%) NUnit
7 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.50%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
7 1 (2.50%) TestComplete
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Retail
4 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Advertising
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 1 (2.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Tester
4 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) QA Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) QA Test Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.50%) Testing Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.50%) QA Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Penetration Tester
8 1 (2.50%) Technical Tester
8 1 (2.50%) QA Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) REST
2 8 (20.00%) Web Services
3 4 (10.00%) .NET
4 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 2 (5.00%) XML
4 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Handset
2 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.00%) Derivative
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
3 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.50%) STB
3 1 (2.50%) IPTV
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Android
1 6 (15.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Automated Testing
3 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Scrum
5 8 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 8 (20.00%) BDD
6 7 (17.50%) Test Strategy
6 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
7 6 (15.00%) TDD
8 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.50%) Kanban
8 5 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.00%) System Testing
10 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
11 2 (5.00%) User Stories
11 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) Adobe
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Sybase
3 1 (2.50%) Cerner
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
3 1 (2.50%) ATG
3 1 (2.50%) hybris
3 1 (2.50%) Demandware
3 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
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