The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 437 393 384
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 190 242 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.59% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 181 157
Median daily rate £320 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £190.00 £38.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+393.50% -6.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41405 41278 38388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.00% 79.99% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27604 27297 24281
Median daily rate £450 £420 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 950 1073 1105
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.31 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +14 89 £375 +8.69% 33
South East -26 24 £313 +4.16% 27
North West +2 19 £283 -8.13% 8
South West -9 18 £300 +20.00% 10
West Midlands -25 13 £311 +13.18% 14
East of England +15 8 £288 +22.34% 7
Yorkshire -41 8 £315 +9.56% 10
East Midlands -2 6 £315 -3.07% 7
North East - 3 £333 - 1
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 191 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (31.95%) QA
3 115 (28.05%) Automated Testing
4 103 (25.12%) SQL
5 94 (22.93%) Test Scripting
6 93 (22.68%) Selenium
7 87 (21.22%) Finance
8 70 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 67 (16.34%) JIRA
10 66 (16.10%) Scrum
11 65 (15.85%) Functional Testing
12 62 (15.12%) Java
12 62 (15.12%) ISEB
13 60 (14.63%) ISTQB
14 59 (14.39%) Automation Testing
15 54 (13.17%) Cucumber
16 53 (12.93%) Oracle
16 53 (12.93%) BDD
17 52 (12.68%) Software Testing
18 50 (12.20%) Regression Testing
19 46 (11.22%) Test Automation
20 43 (10.49%) Integration Testing
20 43 (10.49%) Test Strategy
21 42 (10.24%) Non-Functional Testing
22 41 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
23 38 (9.27%) HP Quality Center
24 37 (9.02%) .NET
25 35 (8.54%) C#
26 33 (8.05%) Banking
26 33 (8.05%) Defect Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (1.95%) CMS
2 6 (1.46%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.22%) Confluence
4 4 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.24%) Apache
6 1 (0.24%) Drupal
6 1 (0.24%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (2.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) MS Project
3 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.49%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Maximo
4 1 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.49%) iTunes
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.24%) GitHub
3 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.24%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.46%) Internet
2 4 (0.98%) HTTP
3 3 (0.73%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.73%) SSH
3 3 (0.73%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.49%) Network Security
4 2 (0.49%) SAN
5 1 (0.24%) Extranet
5 1 (0.24%) Intranet
5 1 (0.24%) SCCP
5 1 (0.24%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.24%) Skype
5 1 (0.24%) snoop
5 1 (0.24%) SS7
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) tcpdump
5 1 (0.24%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.24%) Wireless
5 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.41%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.95%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.71%) MySQL
6 4 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.49%) QlikView
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 93 (22.68%) Selenium
2 67 (16.34%) JIRA
3 54 (13.17%) Cucumber
4 31 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 27 (6.59%) WebDriver
6 21 (5.12%) HP UFT
7 19 (4.63%) Git (software)
7 19 (4.63%) JMeter
8 17 (4.15%) Jenkins
9 15 (3.66%) LoadRunner
10 14 (3.41%) SpecFlow
11 12 (2.93%) SoapUI
12 11 (2.68%) Appium
13 6 (1.46%) JUnit
13 6 (1.46%) RSpec
14 5 (1.22%) Burp Suite
14 5 (1.22%) Protractor
15 4 (0.98%) Maven
15 4 (0.98%) WATIR
15 4 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 87 (21.22%) Finance
2 33 (8.05%) Banking
3 24 (5.85%) Retail
4 13 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.20%) Games
6 8 (1.95%) Billing
7 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.22%) Marketing
9 4 (0.98%) Front Office
9 4 (0.98%) Legal
9 4 (0.98%) Publishing
9 4 (0.98%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.73%) Electronics
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
11 2 (0.49%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) French Language
12 1 (0.24%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 180 (43.90%) Analyst
2 162 (39.51%) Test Analyst
3 125 (30.49%) Tester
4 54 (13.17%) Manual Tester
5 46 (11.22%) Manual Test Analyst
6 34 (8.29%) Test Leader
7 29 (7.07%) QA Tester
7 29 (7.07%) Test Engineer
7 29 (7.07%) Test Manager
8 23 (5.61%) QA Engineer
9 21 (5.12%) Automation Test Analyst
9 21 (5.12%) Automation Tester
9 21 (5.12%) QA Analyst
10 16 (3.90%) Software Tester
11 15 (3.66%) SQL Analyst
12 14 (3.41%) Agile Test Analyst
13 13 (3.17%) Banking Analyst
14 11 (2.68%) Financial Analyst
14 11 (2.68%) UAT Analyst
14 11 (2.68%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.02%) .NET
2 23 (5.61%) Web Services
3 18 (4.39%) REST
4 16 (3.90%) Gherkin
5 15 (3.66%) RESTful
6 11 (2.68%) CSS
6 11 (2.68%) HTML
6 11 (2.68%) XML
7 10 (2.44%) SOAP
8 7 (1.71%) Middleware
9 6 (1.46%) HTML5
10 5 (1.22%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.22%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.98%) JSON
11 4 (0.98%) WCF
11 4 (0.98%) WPF
12 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.73%) JSP
13 2 (0.49%) JDBC
13 2 (0.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.17%) Derivative
2 13 (3.17%) Smart Meter
3 12 (2.93%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.71%) Equities
5 7 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.22%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.22%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.22%) User Experience
8 4 (0.98%) Fintech
8 4 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.98%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.73%) Apple TV
9 3 (0.73%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.73%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.73%) Social Media
9 3 (0.73%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.37%) Linux
2 21 (5.12%) Windows
3 17 (4.15%) Unix
4 9 (2.20%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.95%) Android
6 3 (0.73%) VMS
7 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (28.05%) Automated Testing
3 94 (22.93%) Test Scripting
4 70 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 66 (16.10%) Scrum
6 65 (15.85%) Functional Testing
7 59 (14.39%) Automation Testing
8 53 (12.93%) BDD
9 52 (12.68%) Software Testing
10 50 (12.20%) Regression Testing
11 46 (11.22%) Test Automation
12 43 (10.49%) Integration Testing
12 43 (10.49%) Test Strategy
13 42 (10.24%) Non-Functional Testing
14 33 (8.05%) Defect Management
15 29 (7.07%) E-Commerce
15 29 (7.07%) Test Management
15 29 (7.07%) Test Planning
15 29 (7.07%) Waterfall
16 28 (6.83%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 103 (25.12%) SQL
2 62 (15.12%) Java
3 35 (8.54%) C#
4 24 (5.85%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.12%) PL/SQL
5 21 (5.12%) Ruby
6 15 (3.66%) VB
7 12 (2.93%) C++
8 11 (2.68%) Python
9 9 (2.20%) PHP
10 6 (1.46%) Perl
11 5 (1.22%) VBA
11 5 (1.22%) VBScript
12 4 (0.98%) C
13 3 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.73%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.24%) Groovy
15 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 62 (15.12%) ISEB
2 60 (14.63%) ISTQB
3 21 (5.12%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (3.66%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.68%) Degree
7 7 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (1.71%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.73%) CISSP
8 3 (0.73%) CLAS
9 2 (0.49%) MCAD
9 2 (0.49%) MCSD
9 2 (0.49%) MCTS
9 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (31.95%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.49%) EMIR
3 2 (0.49%) MiFID
3 2 (0.49%) SDET
4 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.24%) GMP
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) WAI
4 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.49%) Docker
1 2 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 38 (9.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Control-M
Vendors
1 53 (12.93%) Oracle
2 28 (6.83%) HP
3 21 (5.12%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.44%) SAP
5 5 (1.22%) IBM
6 4 (0.98%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.98%) Siebel
7 3 (0.73%) Apple
8 2 (0.49%) hybris
8 2 (0.49%) Informatica
8 2 (0.49%) Murex
8 2 (0.49%) Rally
8 2 (0.49%) Sun
9 1 (0.24%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.24%) comScore
9 1 (0.24%) Gigya
9 1 (0.24%) IFS
9 1 (0.24%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.24%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.24%) VocaLink
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