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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 124 134 129
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 7 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.28% 0.48% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.62% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 21
Median daily rate £281 £306 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £268 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £365 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £280 £295
% change year-on-year
+9.82% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £41.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
1989 2427 2499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.24% 77.76% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1166 1463 1491
Median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 171 154
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 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 31 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +8 3 £225 -30.76% 2
Essex +3 2 £500 +25.00%
Cambridgeshire +16 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire -5 1 £263 -
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) Retail
3 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
3 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
3 5 (20.83%) Gherkin
3 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 4 (16.67%) REST
4 4 (16.67%) RSpec
4 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) JUnit
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
4 4 (16.67%) Python
4 4 (16.67%) .NET
4 4 (16.67%) C#
4 4 (16.67%) C++
4 4 (16.67%) Java
4 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
4 4 (16.67%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 4 (16.67%) NUnit
4 4 (16.67%) Banking

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.67%) JUnit
1 4 (16.67%) NUnit
1 4 (16.67%) RSpec
1 4 (16.67%) Selenium
1 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Retail
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
1 15 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) QA Tester
4 3 (12.50%) ETL Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.17%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Gherkin
2 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) CSS
2 4 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.83%) Automated Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
3 4 (16.67%) BDD
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) TDD
4 3 (12.50%) ETL
4 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) System Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) C++
2 4 (16.67%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) Python
2 4 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (4.17%) VB
3 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle