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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 191 182 176
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 18 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.31% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.40% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 28
Average daily rate
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£370 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £269 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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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
4348 4497 5652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.24% 77.31% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3333 4204
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Automated Testing
3 10 (40.00%) QA
3 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) BDD
6 6 (24.00%) Selenium
7 5 (20.00%) JIRA
7 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (20.00%) ISEB
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.00%) Java
8 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Banking
8 4 (16.00%) User Stories
9 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.00%) C#
10 2 (8.00%) Equities
10 2 (8.00%) CMS
10 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income
10 2 (8.00%) Front Office
10 2 (8.00%) Change Management
10 2 (8.00%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (8.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
2 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.00%) JUnit
4 2 (8.00%) JMeter
5 1 (4.00%) NUnit
5 1 (4.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (4.00%) Ant
5 1 (4.00%) Jasmine
5 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (4.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Front Office
4 1 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Publishing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Tester
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (12.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Manual Tester
4 2 (8.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Credit Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Tester
5 1 (4.00%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) SOAP
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) RESTful
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (8.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (8.00%) Equities
1 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Credit Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Derivative
2 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) UNIX
2 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Automated Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (32.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (24.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 5 (20.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) User Stories
7 4 (16.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Change Management
9 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (8.00%) System Testing
9 2 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (8.00%) API Testing
10 1 (4.00%) SDLC
10 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 2 (8.00%) VBA
5 2 (8.00%) Groovy
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) VBScript
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) Python
6 1 (4.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) Lua
6 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle
1 1 (4.00%) IBM
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (4.00%) HP
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Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago