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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 196 186 176
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 15 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.31% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.40% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 25
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£413 £333 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.06% -14.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £480 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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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
4655 4538 5566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.79% 77.56% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3686 3372 4145
Average daily rate £474 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 97
Average hourly rate £21.40 £22.69 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% -30.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 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 30 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 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 13 (50.00%) QA
2 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
2 12 (46.15%) SQL
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) Selenium
5 9 (34.62%) Finance
6 6 (23.08%) TDD
6 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
7 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
7 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
7 5 (19.23%) Fixed Income
7 5 (19.23%) Equities
7 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
7 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
7 5 (19.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (19.23%) Java
7 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
8 4 (15.38%) ISEB
8 4 (15.38%) Change Management
8 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
8 4 (15.38%) JIRA
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
9 3 (11.54%) User Stories
9 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Banking
9 3 (11.54%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (7.69%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) HP UFT
2 5 (19.23%) WebDriver
3 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA
4 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.69%) JMeter
5 2 (7.69%) JUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Ant
6 1 (3.85%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.85%) NUnit
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
6 1 (3.85%) Maven
6 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (3.85%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Publishing
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Tester
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Software Tester
5 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Credit Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 5 (19.23%) Fixed Income
1 5 (19.23%) Equities
2 2 (7.69%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Market Risk
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) UNIX
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Android
1 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 6 (23.08%) BDD
5 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Change Management
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.54%) User Stories
7 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (7.69%) API Testing
8 2 (7.69%) System Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) VBA
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
5 1 (3.85%) Lua
5 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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