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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 129 118 131
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 19 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.61% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.24% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 6
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£300 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £290 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
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
2387 1687 2097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.09% 70.94% 68.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1432 861 1094
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 115 213
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.85 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.61 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
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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 -9 6 £278 -4.31% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £300 - 6
Essex - 1 £325 - 2
Norfolk - 1 £288 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £315 -
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 23 (57.50%) Test Scripting
3 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (35.00%) Visual Studio
7 13 (32.50%) .NET
7 13 (32.50%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (25.00%) Oracle
9 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
10 6 (15.00%) Java
10 6 (15.00%) UNIX
10 6 (15.00%) HP
10 6 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (12.50%) Web Services
12 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
12 4 (10.00%) Informatica
12 4 (10.00%) ETL
12 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
12 4 (10.00%) IBM
12 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
12 4 (10.00%) Finance
12 4 (10.00%) Maximo
12 4 (10.00%) Stress Testing
12 4 (10.00%) V-Model
13 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (7.50%) JIRA
13 3 (7.50%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Maximo
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.50%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.50%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (32.50%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (5.00%) PowerCenter
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (15.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (7.50%) JIRA
5 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (5.00%) Ant
5 2 (5.00%) JUnit
5 2 (5.00%) ClearQuest
5 2 (5.00%) JMeter
5 2 (5.00%) Subversion
5 2 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (47.50%) Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 17 (42.50%) Tester
4 4 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) QA Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) .NET
2 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (5.00%) XSD
3 2 (5.00%) XSLT
3 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (5.00%) Spring
3 2 (5.00%) REST
3 2 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.00%) PKI
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) EPoS
2 1 (2.50%) Wiki
2 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.50%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Test Scripting
2 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 4 (10.00%) V-Model
3 4 (10.00%) ETL
3 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.00%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.00%) User Stories
5 2 (5.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.00%) UML
5 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.00%) Usability Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Load Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Test Management
6 1 (2.50%) System Testing
6 1 (2.50%) CRM
6 1 (2.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) XPath
5 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.50%) Perl
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) Informatica
3 4 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
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