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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 90 120 113
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 43 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.52% 0.33% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 0.48% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 13
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£310 £229 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.51% -23.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £305 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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
2138 1679 1903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.71% 68.90% 67.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 923 1045
Average daily rate £420 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.86% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 163 180
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +3.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 17 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 December 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
Cambridgeshire +4 21 £290 - 4
Hertfordshire - 10 £270 - 1
Essex - 7 £350 -
Suffolk +3 2 £400 +23.07% 1
Norfolk - - - - 1
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) Oracle
3 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (32.79%) SQL
4 20 (32.79%) Oracle Database
5 19 (31.15%) Software Testing
6 18 (29.51%) Test Scripting
7 15 (24.59%) .NET
7 15 (24.59%) Linux
8 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
8 13 (21.31%) Java
8 13 (21.31%) QA
9 12 (19.67%) Selenium
9 12 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
9 12 (19.67%) Finance
9 12 (19.67%) Scrum
10 11 (18.03%) JIRA
10 11 (18.03%) XML
10 11 (18.03%) Python
11 10 (16.39%) HTML
12 9 (14.75%) UNIX
12 9 (14.75%) ISEB
12 9 (14.75%) Automation Testing
13 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
14 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
14 7 (11.48%) QuickTest Pro
14 7 (11.48%) Internet
14 7 (11.48%) Web Services
15 6 (9.84%) Eclipse

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
1 1 (1.64%) CMS
1 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Internet
2 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.79%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.92%) PowerCenter
3 3 (4.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (21.31%) Visual Studio
2 12 (19.67%) Selenium
3 11 (18.03%) JIRA
4 7 (11.48%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (9.84%) Eclipse
5 6 (9.84%) SpecFlow
6 5 (8.20%) WebDriver
6 5 (8.20%) SoapUI
7 4 (6.56%) Ant
7 4 (6.56%) JUnit
7 4 (6.56%) JMeter
7 4 (6.56%) Jenkins
8 3 (4.92%) Cucumber
8 3 (4.92%) MSTest
8 3 (4.92%) Calabash
8 3 (4.92%) Grunt
8 3 (4.92%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (4.92%) Bower
8 3 (4.92%) Xcode
8 3 (4.92%) Subversion
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Tester
2 17 (27.87%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Test Analyst
3 7 (11.48%) Test Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) Consultant
3 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 6 (9.84%) Software Tester
5 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (3.28%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.64%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Test Specialist
8 1 (1.64%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) XML
3 10 (16.39%) HTML
4 7 (11.48%) Web Services
5 5 (8.20%) Gherkin
6 4 (6.56%) SOAP
7 3 (4.92%) REST
7 3 (4.92%) XSD
7 3 (4.92%) XSLT
8 2 (3.28%) CSS
8 2 (3.28%) Spring
8 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.64%) WebCenter
9 1 (1.64%) HTML5
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.64%) Ajax
9 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.64%) XHTML
9 1 (1.64%) JSP
9 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Streaming Media
1 3 (4.92%) IPTV
1 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.28%) PKI
2 2 (3.28%) Open Source
3 1 (1.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Linux
2 9 (14.75%) UNIX
3 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.28%) Windows
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (47.54%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (31.15%) Software Testing
4 18 (29.51%) Test Scripting
5 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
5 12 (19.67%) Scrum
6 9 (14.75%) Automation Testing
7 8 (13.11%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.84%) BDD
9 5 (8.20%) Load Testing
10 4 (6.56%) CRM
10 4 (6.56%) ETL
10 4 (6.56%) V-Model
10 4 (6.56%) User Stories
11 3 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.92%) TDD
11 3 (4.92%) Unit Testing
11 3 (4.92%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.92%) Regression Testing
12 2 (3.28%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.79%) SQL
2 13 (21.31%) Java
3 11 (18.03%) Python
4 5 (8.20%) C++
4 5 (8.20%) C
5 4 (6.56%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.92%) XPath
7 2 (3.28%) C#
7 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.64%) FQL
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) ISEB
2 7 (11.48%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (21.31%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (19.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Perforce
3 4 (6.56%) Informatica
3 4 (6.56%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) Progress
5 1 (1.64%) Facebook
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
5 1 (1.64%) FatWire
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.64%) Adobe
5 1 (1.64%) Vignette
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