The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 114 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 23 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 0.17% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.24% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £290 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £290 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £270
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +12.96%
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 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2256 1664 2053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.73% 69.97% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1325 869 1023
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 124 229
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Manual Testing
England

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 1 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 1 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
Suffolk -6 12 £345 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 5 £228 -21.46% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 3 £350 - 4
Essex - 1 £325 - 1
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 1 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 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 19 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 16 (42.11%) Visual Studio
5 15 (39.47%) .NET
5 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (15.79%) QA
8 6 (15.79%) HP
8 6 (15.79%) Oracle
9 5 (13.16%) ETL
10 4 (10.53%) Maximo
10 4 (10.53%) Informatica
10 4 (10.53%) IBM
10 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.53%) Web Services
10 4 (10.53%) Stress Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
11 3 (7.89%) BDD
11 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
11 3 (7.89%) REST
11 3 (7.89%) SOAP
11 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
11 3 (7.89%) C#
11 3 (7.89%) Linux
11 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (2.63%) MS Project Server
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Maximo
2 1 (2.63%) Retail-J
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) NAS
1 1 (2.63%) SAN
1 1 (2.63%) IPv4
1 1 (2.63%) IPv6
1 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (36.84%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.26%) PowerCenter
6 2 (5.26%) MySQL
7 1 (2.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Visual Studio
2 3 (7.89%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.26%) NUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Subversion
3 2 (5.26%) Maven
3 2 (5.26%) JMeter
3 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.26%) Ant
3 2 (5.26%) JUnit
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) FitNesse
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
3 2 (5.26%) RSpec
3 2 (5.26%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.26%) MSTest
3 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Analyst
2 20 (52.63%) Test Analyst
3 13 (34.21%) Tester
4 5 (13.16%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Test Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.63%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) REST
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) XSD
4 2 (5.26%) XSLT
5 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.63%) Wiki
2 1 (2.63%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.63%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) UNIX
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (13.16%) ETL
4 4 (10.53%) Stress Testing
4 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.89%) BDD
5 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Load Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.26%) User Stories
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (2.63%) DevOps
7 1 (2.63%) Dependency Injection
7 1 (2.63%) Integration Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) XPath
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) HP
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle
2 4 (10.53%) Informatica
2 4 (10.53%) IBM
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
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