The table below looks at the statistics for the Manual Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 574 548 564
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 9 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.018% 0.018% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.020% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £265 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -16.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £257 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £301 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £275 £215
% change year-on-year
-12.72% +27.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Manual Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Test Analyst in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Manual Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Manual Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Test Analyst across the England region.

Manual Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Manual Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Test Analyst across the England region.

Manual Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Manual Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
South East +5 7 £258 -7.20% 1
London +10 1 £225 -15.09%
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Manual Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Manual Test Analyst in their job title.

1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 4 (20.00%) JIRA
4 4 (20.00%) QA
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) BDD
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Selenium
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Management
6 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
6 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
6 2 (10.00%) Scrum

Manual Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Manual Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Manual Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (15.00%) Selenium
3 2 (10.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (10.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (5.00%) Sahi
4 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
1 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) IVR
1 1 (5.00%) EPoS
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
1 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Manual Testing
2 4 (20.00%) System Testing
2 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) BDD
2 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Web Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Management
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Email Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) SAP