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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 71 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 53 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.09% 0.47% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 0.67% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 3 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £268 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £15.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+95.00% +275.00%
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
1895 1630 1658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.69% 70.38% 67.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 897 922
Average daily rate £413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 149 128
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 +11 30 £290 +1.75% 5
Essex +13 7 £314 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £395 -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 2
Bedfordshire - - - -
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (38.75%) Software Testing
4 30 (37.50%) .NET
4 30 (37.50%) Oracle
5 29 (36.25%) Visual Studio
6 27 (33.75%) Oracle Database
7 19 (23.75%) SQL
8 17 (21.25%) Linux
9 15 (18.75%) QA
10 14 (17.50%) Test Scripting
10 14 (17.50%) Python
10 14 (17.50%) Finance
11 13 (16.25%) JIRA
11 13 (16.25%) Scrum
12 12 (15.00%) Selenium
12 12 (15.00%) HTML
12 12 (15.00%) Java
13 11 (13.75%) XML
13 11 (13.75%) ISEB
13 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
14 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
14 10 (12.50%) Internet
14 10 (12.50%) Automation Testing
15 9 (11.25%) SpecFlow
15 9 (11.25%) BDD
15 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
15 9 (11.25%) Perforce
16 8 (10.00%) Test Automation
16 8 (10.00%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.50%) Internet
2 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (33.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.75%) PowerCenter
2 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) MySQL
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 29 (36.25%) Visual Studio
2 13 (16.25%) JIRA
3 12 (15.00%) Selenium
4 9 (11.25%) SpecFlow
5 7 (8.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (7.50%) WebDriver
7 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
7 5 (6.25%) Eclipse
7 5 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 4 (5.00%) Calabash
8 4 (5.00%) Grunt
8 4 (5.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (5.00%) Bower
8 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
8 4 (5.00%) JUnit
8 4 (5.00%) Xcode
9 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (3.75%) MSTest
9 3 (3.75%) Maven
9 3 (3.75%) Subversion
General
1 14 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Analyst
1 24 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 19 (23.75%) Tester
3 12 (15.00%) Consultant
4 11 (13.75%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (13.75%) Test Consultant
4 11 (13.75%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 7 (8.75%) Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Automation Tester
9 3 (3.75%) Software Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Test Manager
10 2 (2.50%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Test Specialist
10 2 (2.50%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.50%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) HTML
3 11 (13.75%) XML
4 7 (8.75%) Gherkin
5 6 (7.50%) Web Services
6 4 (5.00%) SOAP
7 3 (3.75%) REST
7 3 (3.75%) XSD
7 3 (3.75%) XSLT
8 2 (2.50%) Spring
8 2 (2.50%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
9 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.25%) CSS
9 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Streaming Media
1 3 (3.75%) IPTV
1 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.50%) Open Source
2 2 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (1.25%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.25%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Linux
2 8 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (38.75%) Software Testing
4 14 (17.50%) Test Scripting
5 13 (16.25%) Scrum
6 10 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 10 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 9 (11.25%) BDD
8 8 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.00%) CRM
9 4 (5.00%) Load Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 4 (5.00%) V-Model
10 3 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.75%) ETL
10 3 (3.75%) Regression Testing
10 3 (3.75%) User Stories
11 2 (2.50%) UML
11 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (2.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.75%) SQL
2 14 (17.50%) Python
3 12 (15.00%) Java
4 5 (6.25%) C
4 5 (6.25%) C++
5 4 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.75%) XPath
6 3 (3.75%) C#
7 1 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) ISEB
2 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.25%) GMP
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Oracle
2 9 (11.25%) Perforce
3 3 (3.75%) Informatica
3 3 (3.75%) HP
4 2 (2.50%) Progress
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft