The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 113 67 112
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +45
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 56 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.50% 2.23% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.92% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 5
Average daily rate £249 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.22% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £286
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.38% +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1870 1921 1753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.64% 76.63% 73.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 1164 973
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 138 149
Average hourly rate £39.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.55% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the East of England region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the East of England region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +3 4 £375 -5.06% 5
Essex -9 4 £219 -30.22%
Bedfordshire - 3 £248 - 2
Cambridgeshire -21 1 £263 -9.48% 5
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 12 (33.33%) QA
2 12 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
3 11 (30.56%) ISEB
4 9 (25.00%) Selenium
5 8 (22.22%) JIRA
5 8 (22.22%) Web Services
5 8 (22.22%) XML
5 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
5 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 7 (19.44%) SDLC
7 6 (16.67%) C#
7 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.89%) SQL
8 5 (13.89%) Oracle
8 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.89%) ETL
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
8 5 (13.89%) HP
8 5 (13.89%) V-Model
8 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
9 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 4 (11.11%) Informatica
9 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Orchard Housing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) DNS
1 1 (2.78%) FTP
1 1 (2.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (22.22%) JIRA
2 8 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 4 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.33%) Ant
4 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.78%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.78%) FogBugz
5 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) Protractor
5 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.33%) Electronics
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Automotive
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 18 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 18 (50.00%) Tester
3 6 (16.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Manual Tester
6 3 (8.33%) ETL Tester
6 3 (8.33%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Manual Tester
7 2 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) UAT Tester
8 1 (2.78%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Web Services
1 8 (22.22%) XML
2 3 (8.33%) SOAP
2 3 (8.33%) WSDL
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Telematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 11 (30.56%) Automated Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 7 (19.44%) SDLC
6 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
7 5 (13.89%) E-Commerce
7 5 (13.89%) ETL
7 5 (13.89%) V-Model
7 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
8 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Defect Management
9 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
9 2 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (5.56%) TDD
9 2 (5.56%) Test Management
10 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
10 1 (2.78%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) Groovy
4 2 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 11 (30.56%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) HP
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) Informatica
3 2 (5.56%) Orchard
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