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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 139 195 191
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 22 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.22% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 13
Median daily rate £425 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £203 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- +48.07%
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
2839 4661 4661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.97% 79.91% 79.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 3676 3496
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 £338 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 51 37
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.44% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £59.70 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 19 (39.58%) Finance
1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) QA
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (27.08%) Oracle
5 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
7 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 9 (18.75%) .NET
8 8 (16.67%) C#
8 8 (16.67%) Java
8 8 (16.67%) Banking
8 8 (16.67%) Selenium
8 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
9 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Investment Banking
9 7 (14.58%) VB
10 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
10 6 (12.50%) JMeter
10 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.50%) Derivative
10 6 (12.50%) JIRA
10 6 (12.50%) Test Management
10 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.42%) Data Structures

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 2 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) GitHub
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Extranet
1 1 (2.08%) HTTP
1 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.08%) Internet
1 1 (2.08%) Intranet
1 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 6 (12.50%) JIRA
2 6 (12.50%) JMeter
2 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
3 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.08%) Appium
5 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Mocha
5 1 (2.08%) Protractor
5 1 (2.08%) Robotium
5 1 (2.08%) RSpec
5 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (14.58%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.25%) Front Office
5 2 (4.17%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Publishing
6 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 19 (39.58%) Test Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 6 (12.50%) Tester
5 5 (10.42%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Manual Test Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) QA Manager
6 4 (8.33%) QA Test Manager
6 4 (8.33%) UAT Manager
6 4 (8.33%) UAT Test Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Developer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) QA Leader
8 2 (4.17%) Manual Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Siebel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
2 5 (10.42%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (6.25%) HTML
3 3 (6.25%) WCF
3 3 (6.25%) WPF
4 2 (4.17%) CSS
4 2 (4.17%) HTML5
4 2 (4.17%) RESTful
4 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.08%) Backbone.js
5 1 (2.08%) Behat
5 1 (2.08%) CSS3
5 1 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.08%) FIXML
5 1 (2.08%) Middleware
5 1 (2.08%) Node.js
5 1 (2.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Derivative
3 5 (10.42%) Data Structures
3 5 (10.42%) Equities
3 5 (10.42%) Fixed Income
4 3 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.17%) Data Extraction
5 2 (4.17%) Digital Media
5 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.08%) DTCC
6 1 (2.08%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (4.17%) Windows
3 1 (2.08%) Android
3 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 9 (18.75%) Automated Testing
4 9 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 8 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 8 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 7 (14.58%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.50%) Test Management
8 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Defect Management
9 4 (8.33%) Migration
9 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Scrum
9 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
10 3 (6.25%) API Testing
10 3 (6.25%) SDLC
10 3 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) C#
2 8 (16.67%) Java
3 7 (14.58%) VB
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.08%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ISEB
1 4 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.08%) EMIR
2 1 (2.08%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Docker
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) HP
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.17%) Murex
3 2 (4.17%) Siebel
3 2 (4.17%) Sun
4 1 (2.08%) comScore
4 1 (2.08%) Gigya
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.08%) Sybase
4 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.08%) VMware