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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
London / City of London
Rank 141 134 176
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +42
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 14 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.60% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.69% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 11
Median daily rate £360 £358 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -15.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £488 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
2501 2769 4247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.75% 86.75% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1984 2201 3314
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -3.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 20 (58.82%) QA
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) Finance
4 15 (44.12%) Automated Testing
5 10 (29.41%) Selenium
6 9 (26.47%) Regression Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 8 (23.53%) Kanban
8 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
8 7 (20.59%) BDD
8 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
8 7 (20.59%) Software Testing
8 7 (20.59%) TDD
8 7 (20.59%) Scrum
8 7 (20.59%) SQL
9 6 (17.65%) Banking
9 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
9 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
10 5 (14.71%) JIRA
10 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) .NET
10 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.76%) Appium
11 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
11 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Oracle
11 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
11 4 (11.76%) Android

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 1 (2.94%) CMS
1 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.94%) DataStage
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 5 (14.71%) JIRA
4 4 (11.76%) Appium
4 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) Android Studio
5 2 (5.88%) Calabash
5 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.88%) Mocha
5 2 (5.88%) Xcode
6 1 (2.94%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.94%) NUnit
6 1 (2.94%) Protractor
6 1 (2.94%) RSpec
6 1 (2.94%) Sahi
6 1 (2.94%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.94%) WATIR
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (2.94%) Front Office
4 1 (2.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Analyst
2 13 (38.24%) Test Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) QA Engineer
4 6 (17.65%) QA Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Tester
5 5 (14.71%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Automation Tester
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle Financials Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) QA Leader
7 3 (8.82%) Test Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Web Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Lead Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Manual Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Gherkin
2 3 (8.82%) Node.js
3 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.88%) Express
3 2 (5.88%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) RESTful
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.94%) CSS
4 1 (2.94%) JSON
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (14.71%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.82%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.88%) Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (2.94%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Android
2 3 (8.82%) Unix
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Automated Testing
3 9 (26.47%) Regression Testing
4 8 (23.53%) Kanban
4 8 (23.53%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.59%) BDD
5 7 (20.59%) Scrum
5 7 (20.59%) Software Testing
5 7 (20.59%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.59%) Test Strategy
6 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (14.71%) Functional Testing
7 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) ATDD
8 4 (11.76%) Defect Management
8 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (8.82%) API Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (8.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) Apple Swift
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (58.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.94%) EMIR
2 1 (2.94%) MiFID
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Assembla
2 1 (2.94%) HP
2 1 (2.94%) IBM
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.94%) TOWER Software
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago