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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 131 115 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.58% 0.26% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.35% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
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£294 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
2385 1691 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.38% 72.08% 69.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1459 842 1103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 124 211
Average hourly rate £26.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.38% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Hertfordshire -19 7 £278 -4.31% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £333 +9.01% 7
Suffolk - 2 £323 -
Essex -10 1 £400 - 1
Bedfordshire -15 1 £230 +31.42%
Norfolk - - - -
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (60.00%) SQL
2 26 (57.78%) Test Scripting
3 16 (35.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server
5 13 (28.89%) .NET
5 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (26.67%) Oracle
7 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio
7 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
9 9 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (20.00%) Java
10 8 (17.78%) UNIX
10 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
11 7 (15.56%) QA
11 7 (15.56%) Web Services
11 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
12 6 (13.33%) HP
12 6 (13.33%) Finance
12 6 (13.33%) Selenium
13 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
13 5 (11.11%) JIRA
13 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
13 5 (11.11%) IBM
14 4 (8.89%) ETL
14 4 (8.89%) ISEB

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (2.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Maximo
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.22%) Dynamics GP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (24.44%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (17.78%) Oracle Database
4 8 (17.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.44%) MySQL
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (4.44%) PowerCenter
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Visual Studio
2 7 (15.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (13.33%) Selenium
4 5 (11.11%) JIRA
4 5 (11.11%) Eclipse
5 4 (8.89%) JUnit
5 4 (8.89%) JMeter
5 4 (8.89%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 3 (6.67%) Ant
7 2 (4.44%) Subversion
7 2 (4.44%) Maven
7 2 (4.44%) ClearQuest
7 2 (4.44%) TestNG
7 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.22%) MSTest
8 1 (2.22%) Hudson
8 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 16 (35.56%) Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Test Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) CMS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) XML
4 3 (6.67%) HTML
4 3 (6.67%) SOAP
5 2 (4.44%) REST
5 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.44%) Spring
5 2 (4.44%) XSD
5 2 (4.44%) XSLT
5 2 (4.44%) CSS
6 1 (2.22%) JSP
6 1 (2.22%) J2EE
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) XHTML
6 1 (2.22%) Ajax
6 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
6 1 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.44%) PKI
1 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Wiki
2 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) Solaris
4 1 (2.22%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (57.78%) Test Scripting
2 16 (35.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
6 4 (8.89%) ETL
6 4 (8.89%) Load Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Stress Testing
6 4 (8.89%) V-Model
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 3 (6.67%) TDD
7 3 (6.67%) CRM
7 3 (6.67%) User Stories
8 2 (4.44%) Automation Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Black-Box Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) C
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) XPath
5 1 (2.22%) FQL
5 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
5 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) ISEB
2 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) HP
3 5 (11.11%) IBM
4 4 (8.89%) Informatica
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.22%) Adobe
6 1 (2.22%) Vignette
6 1 (2.22%) FatWire
6 1 (2.22%) Facebook
6 1 (2.22%) Twitter
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