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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 416 424 383
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -41
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 218 190 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.37% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 137 138
Median daily rate £325 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £223 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.23% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Manual Testing
UK

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
41645 40103 38723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.71% 79.12% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27844 25420 24585
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £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 911 1177 1144
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +30 115 £400 +18.51% 49
South East -10 26 £288 -8.00% 19
South West +5 20 £288 +6.48% 5
East of England -3 15 £325 +8.33% 5
West Midlands +2 14 £310 +8.77% 8
North West -8 13 £300 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire -14 7 £295 +2.60% 20
East Midlands +11 5 £298 -15.60% 4
North East - 3 £298 - 2
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 208 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (31.15%) Automated Testing
3 121 (28.34%) QA
4 107 (25.06%) SQL
5 105 (24.59%) Test Scripting
6 99 (23.19%) Selenium
7 90 (21.08%) ISTQB
8 87 (20.37%) ISEB
9 80 (18.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 79 (18.50%) Finance
11 78 (18.27%) Functional Testing
12 77 (18.03%) BDD
13 71 (16.63%) Automation Testing
14 70 (16.39%) Software Testing
15 69 (16.16%) Cucumber
16 64 (14.99%) JIRA
17 63 (14.75%) Scrum
18 60 (14.05%) Oracle
19 57 (13.35%) Test Automation
20 56 (13.11%) Java
21 45 (10.54%) .NET
22 44 (10.30%) HP Quality Center
23 42 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
24 41 (9.60%) Non-Functional Testing
25 39 (9.13%) Integration Testing
26 38 (8.90%) Test Strategy
26 38 (8.90%) Regression Testing
26 38 (8.90%) Ruby
27 36 (8.43%) TDD
27 36 (8.43%) C#

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 10 (2.34%) Confluence
2 7 (1.64%) CMS
2 7 (1.64%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.94%) IIS
3 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.47%) ATG Dynamo
5 2 (0.47%) Drupal
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.23%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 13 (3.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.41%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.47%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.23%) Maximo
4 1 (0.23%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.23%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.23%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.23%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.70%) IaaS
3 3 (0.70%) PaaS
4 2 (0.47%) GitHub
4 2 (0.47%) SaaS
4 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.11%) Internet
2 5 (1.17%) HTTP
3 4 (0.94%) Extranet
3 4 (0.94%) Intranet
3 4 (0.94%) Network Security
3 4 (0.94%) ZigBee
4 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.47%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.47%) SAN
4 2 (0.47%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.47%) Wireless
5 1 (0.23%) DNS
5 1 (0.23%) FTP
5 1 (0.23%) LAN
5 1 (0.23%) SSH
5 1 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.81%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.64%) MySQL
3 7 (1.64%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.70%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.47%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.47%) QlikView
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 99 (23.19%) Selenium
2 69 (16.16%) Cucumber
3 64 (14.99%) JIRA
4 42 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 28 (6.56%) Jenkins
6 27 (6.32%) WebDriver
7 25 (5.85%) Git (software)
8 24 (5.62%) HP UFT
9 20 (4.68%) SpecFlow
10 17 (3.98%) Capybara
11 15 (3.51%) LoadRunner
12 14 (3.28%) JMeter
13 13 (3.04%) SoapUI
14 11 (2.58%) Appium
15 9 (2.11%) Travis CI
16 8 (1.87%) FitNesse
16 8 (1.87%) Visual Studio
17 7 (1.64%) JUnit
18 6 (1.41%) MSTest
19 5 (1.17%) WatiN
General
1 79 (18.50%) Finance
2 26 (6.09%) Banking
3 24 (5.62%) Retail
4 12 (2.81%) Billing
5 11 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.11%) Games
7 8 (1.87%) Marketing
8 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.94%) Back Office
9 4 (0.94%) Electronics
9 4 (0.94%) Front Office
10 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.70%) Publishing
11 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Advertising
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 196 (45.90%) Analyst
2 185 (43.33%) Test Analyst
3 143 (33.49%) Tester
4 49 (11.48%) Manual Test Analyst
5 43 (10.07%) Manual Tester
6 32 (7.49%) Test Engineer
7 25 (5.85%) Automation Test Analyst
8 24 (5.62%) Automation Tester
8 24 (5.62%) Test Leader
9 23 (5.39%) QA Tester
10 22 (5.15%) Test Manager
11 21 (4.92%) QA Engineer
12 19 (4.45%) QA Analyst
13 18 (4.22%) Agile Test Analyst
13 18 (4.22%) Software Tester
14 17 (3.98%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 17 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (3.98%) Senior Test Analyst
15 14 (3.28%) SQL Analyst
16 13 (3.04%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.54%) .NET
2 34 (7.96%) Gherkin
3 16 (3.75%) Web Services
4 15 (3.51%) REST
5 12 (2.81%) XML
6 11 (2.58%) HTML
7 10 (2.34%) CSS
8 9 (2.11%) RESTful
8 9 (2.11%) SOAP
9 6 (1.41%) WCF
10 5 (1.17%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.17%) HTML5
11 4 (0.94%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.94%) Middleware
11 4 (0.94%) WPF
12 3 (0.70%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
12 3 (0.70%) JSON
13 2 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
13 2 (0.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.22%) Smart Meter
3 13 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.81%) Derivative
5 9 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.41%) Equities
6 6 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.17%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.70%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.70%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.70%) User Experience
10 2 (0.47%) Apple TV
10 2 (0.47%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.09%) Windows
2 22 (5.15%) Unix
3 21 (4.92%) Linux
4 8 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.64%) Android
6 3 (0.70%) VMS
7 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.23%) AIX
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (48.71%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (31.15%) Automated Testing
3 105 (24.59%) Test Scripting
4 80 (18.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 78 (18.27%) Functional Testing
6 77 (18.03%) BDD
7 71 (16.63%) Automation Testing
8 70 (16.39%) Software Testing
9 63 (14.75%) Scrum
10 57 (13.35%) Test Automation
11 41 (9.60%) Non-Functional Testing
12 39 (9.13%) Integration Testing
13 38 (8.90%) Regression Testing
13 38 (8.90%) Test Strategy
14 36 (8.43%) TDD
15 34 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (7.96%) E-Commerce
16 32 (7.49%) Performance Testing
16 32 (7.49%) SDLC
17 31 (7.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 107 (25.06%) SQL
2 56 (13.11%) Java
3 38 (8.90%) Ruby
4 36 (8.43%) C#
5 28 (6.56%) JavaScript
6 22 (5.15%) PL/SQL
7 11 (2.58%) VB
8 8 (1.87%) Python
9 7 (1.64%) C++
9 7 (1.64%) PHP
10 6 (1.41%) Perl
11 3 (0.70%) C
11 3 (0.70%) Groovy
11 3 (0.70%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.47%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.47%) VBA
12 2 (0.47%) VBScript
13 1 (0.23%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (21.08%) ISTQB
2 87 (20.37%) ISEB
3 29 (6.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (5.62%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 13 (3.04%) Degree
7 8 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.47%) CEH
9 2 (0.47%) CLAS
9 2 (0.47%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.47%) SANS
10 1 (0.23%) CISSP
10 1 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.23%) SSCP
10 1 (0.23%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (28.34%) QA
2 4 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.47%) SDET
3 2 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) GMP
4 1 (0.23%) MiFID
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) WAI
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.17%) Docker
2 3 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.70%) Xen
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 44 (10.30%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.23%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.23%) Nessus
3 1 (0.23%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 60 (14.05%) Oracle
2 33 (7.73%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.32%) HP
4 12 (2.81%) SAP
5 5 (1.17%) ATG
5 5 (1.17%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.17%) hybris
5 5 (1.17%) IBM
6 4 (0.94%) Demandware
7 3 (0.70%) Rackspace
7 3 (0.70%) Siebel
7 3 (0.70%) Sun
7 3 (0.70%) Sybase
7 3 (0.70%) VMware
8 2 (0.47%) Apple
8 2 (0.47%) Informatica
8 2 (0.47%) Murex
8 2 (0.47%) Rally
9 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.23%) WorldPay
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Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Rate: market rates or excellent salary
Posted: 12 hours ago
Greater Manchester
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Rate: £200.00 - £225 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £270 - £295 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Darlington
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + some expenses
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