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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / East of England
Rank 103 108 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -32
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 22 15 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.04% 0.64% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.82% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 39
Median daily rate £438 £256 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.73% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £223 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £866 £378 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
1693 1839 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.71% 77.99% 76.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1103 1211
Median daily rate £425 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 169 139
Median hourly rate £37.02 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £46.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +7 12 £463 +23.33% 5
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £275 +2.32% 1
Suffolk - 2 £225 -
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 East of England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (68.42%) Selenium
3 23 (60.53%) Cucumber
4 20 (52.63%) Test Scripting
5 19 (50.00%) Scrum
6 18 (47.37%) WebDriver
7 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
7 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
8 12 (31.58%) TDD
8 12 (31.58%) BDD
8 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
8 12 (31.58%) JIRA
9 11 (28.95%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) Ruby
10 10 (26.32%) Java
10 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
11 9 (23.68%) QA
11 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (21.05%) Gherkin
12 8 (21.05%) JBehave
12 8 (21.05%) Confluence
13 7 (18.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (15.79%) System Testing
14 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
14 6 (15.79%) Degree
14 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
14 6 (15.79%) SQL
14 6 (15.79%) Oracle
14 6 (15.79%) JUnit
14 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery

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 8 (21.05%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.63%) Data Mart
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (68.42%) Selenium
2 23 (60.53%) Cucumber
3 18 (47.37%) WebDriver
4 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
5 12 (31.58%) JIRA
6 8 (21.05%) JBehave
7 7 (18.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
8 6 (15.79%) JUnit
9 5 (13.16%) JMeter
9 5 (13.16%) NUnit
9 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
10 4 (10.53%) Appium
10 4 (10.53%) Eclipse
10 4 (10.53%) FitNesse
10 4 (10.53%) Maven
10 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
11 3 (7.89%) Robot Framework
12 1 (2.63%) RSpec
12 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Tester
2 13 (34.21%) Analyst
3 12 (31.58%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Test Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.53%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (10.53%) Automation Tester
6 4 (10.53%) Portfolio Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Portfolio Test Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) ETL Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Developer in Test
8 2 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) QA Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Automation Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Software Tester
8 2 (5.26%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Gherkin
2 5 (13.16%) Spring
3 4 (10.53%) RESTful
4 3 (7.89%) .NET
5 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.26%) Middleware
5 2 (5.26%) Web Services
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) REST
6 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.63%) Life Science
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (52.63%) Test Scripting
3 19 (50.00%) Scrum
4 14 (36.84%) Automated Testing
5 12 (31.58%) BDD
5 12 (31.58%) TDD
5 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 10 (26.32%) Automation Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.79%) System Testing
9 5 (13.16%) ATDD
9 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (13.16%) Open Source
9 5 (13.16%) Test Strategy
10 4 (10.53%) Kanban
10 4 (10.53%) People Management
10 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
1 10 (26.32%) Ruby
2 6 (15.79%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.63%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Informatica
4 2 (5.26%) webMethods