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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 94 125 94
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -31
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 30 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.14% 0.67% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 0.92% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 12
Average daily rate
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£290 £320 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £397 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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
1973 2274 1589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.76% 72.93% 70.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1109 1283 873
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 139 131
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £35.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 +15 15 £288 -8.73% 6
East Anglia - 8 £290 -
Suffolk +5 5 £350 +5.26% 2
Essex +6 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire +5 1 - - 5
Manual Testing
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 55 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (56.63%) .NET
3 45 (54.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 40 (48.19%) Visual Studio
5 30 (36.14%) Software Testing
6 23 (27.71%) QA
7 21 (25.30%) Oracle
8 20 (24.10%) Oracle Database
9 19 (22.89%) SpecFlow
10 16 (19.28%) SQL
11 14 (16.87%) BDD
12 13 (15.66%) Linux
12 13 (15.66%) Python
13 12 (14.46%) C#
14 11 (13.25%) E-Commerce
14 11 (13.25%) Selenium
15 10 (12.05%) Scrum
15 10 (12.05%) JIRA
15 10 (12.05%) HTML
15 10 (12.05%) Internet
16 9 (10.84%) Perforce
16 9 (10.84%) Automation Testing
17 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
17 8 (9.64%) Finance
17 8 (9.64%) ISEB
18 7 (8.43%) XML
18 7 (8.43%) ISTQB
18 7 (8.43%) Gherkin
18 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
18 7 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) Internet
2 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.20%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.10%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (48.19%) Visual Studio
2 19 (22.89%) SpecFlow
3 11 (13.25%) Selenium
4 10 (12.05%) JIRA
5 7 (8.43%) WebDriver
6 6 (7.23%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.82%) Xcode
7 4 (4.82%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.82%) Calabash
7 4 (4.82%) Grunt
7 4 (4.82%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (4.82%) Bower
8 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (9.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 37 (44.58%) Analyst
1 37 (44.58%) Test Analyst
2 17 (20.48%) Senior Analyst
2 17 (20.48%) Senior Test Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Test Leader
4 12 (14.46%) Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Consultant
6 10 (12.05%) Test Consultant
7 7 (8.43%) Tester
7 7 (8.43%) Test Manager
8 6 (7.23%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Senior Developer
9 5 (6.02%) Analyst Developer
10 4 (4.82%) Software Tester
10 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.61%) AWS Developer
11 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Software Consultant
11 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst Developer
12 2 (2.41%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (56.63%) .NET
2 10 (12.05%) HTML
3 7 (8.43%) XML
3 7 (8.43%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.61%) Client/Server
1 3 (3.61%) Streaming Media
1 3 (3.61%) IPTV
2 2 (2.41%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.20%) Open Source
3 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.66%) Linux
2 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (66.27%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (54.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (36.14%) Software Testing
4 14 (16.87%) BDD
5 11 (13.25%) E-Commerce
6 10 (12.05%) Scrum
7 9 (10.84%) Automation Testing
8 8 (9.64%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.23%) Mentoring
9 6 (7.23%) Coaching
10 4 (4.82%) Automated Testing
10 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.82%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.61%) Web Testing
11 3 (3.61%) Release Management
11 3 (3.61%) TDD
12 2 (2.41%) Project Planning
12 2 (2.41%) CRM
12 2 (2.41%) System Testing
12 2 (2.41%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 13 (15.66%) Python
3 12 (14.46%) C#
4 3 (3.61%) Java
4 3 (3.61%) C++
4 3 (3.61%) C
5 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) ISEB
2 7 (8.43%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.71%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.20%) GMP
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (25.30%) Oracle
2 9 (10.84%) Perforce
3 2 (2.41%) SAP
3 2 (2.41%) HP
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