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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 127 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 12 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.41% 0.97% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 1.31% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 4
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£235 £320 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% +8.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £257 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £400 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £38.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £35.00
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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
2275 2144 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.86% 74.32% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1384 1225 864
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 £270 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 148 142
Average hourly rate £33.00 £28.83 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.48% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £41.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
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 7 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -8 4 £210 -47.50%
Bedfordshire +6 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £235 -21.66% 10
Suffolk +5 1 £313 -9.42% 1
Norfolk -4 1 £300 +6.66%
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England

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) .NET
3 23 (45.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (37.25%) Visual Studio
5 18 (35.29%) QA
6 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
6 13 (25.49%) SpecFlow
7 12 (23.53%) C#
7 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 11 (21.57%) Selenium
8 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
9 9 (17.65%) BDD
10 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
10 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
11 7 (13.73%) SQL
12 6 (11.76%) ISEB
12 6 (11.76%) SOAP
12 6 (11.76%) Coaching
12 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
12 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (9.80%) Oracle
13 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (9.80%) HP
14 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
14 4 (7.84%) Scrum
14 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
14 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (5.88%) Telematics
15 3 (5.88%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (37.25%) Visual Studio
2 13 (25.49%) SpecFlow
3 11 (21.57%) Selenium
4 8 (15.69%) WebDriver
5 6 (11.76%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.92%) HP UFT
7 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.92%) JIRA
8 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.96%) Calabash
8 1 (1.96%) Grunt
8 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.96%) Bower
8 1 (1.96%) gulp
8 1 (1.96%) Xcode
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Analyst
1 26 (50.98%) Test Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Test Leader
3 9 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Test Manager
5 6 (11.76%) Tester
5 6 (11.76%) Developer
5 6 (11.76%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Consultant
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Test Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) SAP Manager
9 2 (3.92%) SAP Test Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.96%) Manual Tester
10 1 (1.96%) Software Tester
10 1 (1.96%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (54.90%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Telematics
3 2 (3.92%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.96%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (45.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (25.49%) Software Testing
4 12 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 11 (21.57%) Test Scripting
6 9 (17.65%) BDD
7 8 (15.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (11.76%) Coaching
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
10 3 (5.88%) TDD
10 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
10 3 (5.88%) Release Management
10 3 (5.88%) Web Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.92%) System Testing
11 2 (3.92%) CRM
11 2 (3.92%) Validation
12 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (1.96%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) C#
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) ISEB
2 3 (5.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.96%) GMP
2 1 (1.96%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
1 5 (9.80%) HP
2 2 (3.92%) SAP
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) Perforce
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