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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / England
Rank 347 406 373
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -33
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 243 209 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 148 179
Median daily rate £345 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £25.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
34750 39516 38053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.98% 82.86% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23216 26235 24416
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 864 1083 1029
Median hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +41.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +9 79 £375 +1.01% 34
South West +28 31 £338 +3.84% 12
South East +28 29 £375 +15.38% 22
Yorkshire +30 28 £300 +4.34% 16
East of England +13 21 £425 +33.33% 7
East Midlands +4 19 £310 +3.33% 14
North West +22 16 £338 +17.90% 13
West Midlands +9 10 £393 +26.61% 8
North East -9 9 £275 - 1
Midlands +2 1 £350 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 306 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (38.58%) Selenium
3 185 (36.42%) Automated Testing
4 182 (35.83%) QA
5 143 (28.15%) Scrum
6 139 (27.36%) Test Scripting
7 122 (24.02%) SQL
8 119 (23.43%) Java
9 111 (21.85%) Cucumber
10 110 (21.65%) BDD
11 105 (20.67%) Software Testing
12 92 (18.11%) Finance
13 90 (17.72%) Test Automation
14 86 (16.93%) Automation Testing
15 82 (16.14%) JIRA
16 78 (15.35%) Regression Testing
17 76 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
18 74 (14.57%) Functional Testing
19 71 (13.98%) .NET
20 69 (13.58%) WebDriver
21 65 (12.80%) TDD
22 59 (11.61%) Performance Testing
23 58 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
24 56 (11.02%) SQL Server
25 55 (10.83%) ISTQB
26 54 (10.63%) Jenkins
26 54 (10.63%) C#
27 52 (10.24%) ISEB
28 50 (9.84%) Oracle
29 49 (9.65%) Visual Studio

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 19 (3.74%) CMS
2 14 (2.76%) Confluence
3 11 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.17%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.39%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.20%) Apache
7 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (3.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.38%) GitHub
2 2 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.17%) HTTP
2 5 (0.98%) Internet
3 3 (0.59%) SSH
4 2 (0.39%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.39%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (0.39%) Firewall
4 2 (0.39%) Network Security
5 1 (0.20%) ATM
5 1 (0.20%) CHAP
5 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.77%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.98%) DB2
7 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.39%) DataStage
10 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.39%) MySQL
10 2 (0.39%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.20%) Big Data
11 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 196 (38.58%) Selenium
2 111 (21.85%) Cucumber
3 82 (16.14%) JIRA
4 69 (13.58%) WebDriver
5 54 (10.63%) Jenkins
6 49 (9.65%) Visual Studio
7 43 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 39 (7.68%) SoapUI
9 32 (6.30%) Git (software)
9 32 (6.30%) JMeter
10 27 (5.31%) Appium
11 25 (4.92%) Maven
12 22 (4.33%) SpecFlow
13 16 (3.15%) JBehave
14 15 (2.95%) JUnit
14 15 (2.95%) TeamCity
15 14 (2.76%) HP UFT
16 13 (2.56%) Ant
16 13 (2.56%) Bitbucket
17 12 (2.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 92 (18.11%) Finance
2 46 (9.06%) Banking
3 25 (4.92%) Retail
4 14 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.38%) Marketing
7 5 (0.98%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.79%) Advertising
8 4 (0.79%) Games
8 4 (0.79%) Legal
9 3 (0.59%) Automotive
9 3 (0.59%) Back Office
9 3 (0.59%) Billing
9 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.59%) Front Office
9 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.59%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.39%) Publishing
11 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 193 (37.99%) Analyst
2 179 (35.24%) Test Analyst
3 146 (28.74%) Tester
4 66 (12.99%) Test Engineer
5 40 (7.87%) QA Engineer
6 35 (6.89%) Manual Test Analyst
7 34 (6.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 32 (6.30%) Automation Tester
9 31 (6.10%) Developer
10 29 (5.71%) Software Tester
11 28 (5.51%) Test Leader
12 26 (5.12%) QA Analyst
13 25 (4.92%) Test Manager
14 24 (4.72%) QA Tester
15 23 (4.53%) Developer in Test
15 23 (4.53%) Manual Tester
16 21 (4.13%) QA Test Engineer
17 20 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
18 19 (3.74%) QA Test Analyst
18 19 (3.74%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.98%) .NET
2 47 (9.25%) Gherkin
3 36 (7.09%) XML
4 28 (5.51%) Web Services
5 24 (4.72%) REST
6 23 (4.53%) HTML
7 22 (4.33%) SOAP
8 19 (3.74%) Spring
9 18 (3.54%) JSON
10 16 (3.15%) RESTful
11 13 (2.56%) Node.js
12 10 (1.97%) HTML5
13 7 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.18%) AngularJS
14 6 (1.18%) CSS
14 6 (1.18%) XML Messaging
15 5 (0.98%) ASP.NET
15 5 (0.98%) WebSockets
16 4 (0.79%) Express
16 4 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.51%) Mobile App
2 26 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.77%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.57%) NHS
5 6 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 5 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.79%) Derivative
7 4 (0.79%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.59%) Equities
8 3 (0.59%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.59%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.39%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.39%) Fintech
9 2 (0.39%) FMCG
9 2 (0.39%) MPEG
9 2 (0.39%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.39%) STB
9 2 (0.39%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.50%) Linux
1 33 (6.50%) Windows
2 25 (4.92%) Unix
3 24 (4.72%) Android
4 20 (3.94%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.79%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (60.24%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (36.42%) Automated Testing
3 143 (28.15%) Scrum
4 139 (27.36%) Test Scripting
5 110 (21.65%) BDD
6 105 (20.67%) Software Testing
7 90 (17.72%) Test Automation
8 86 (16.93%) Automation Testing
9 78 (15.35%) Regression Testing
10 76 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 74 (14.57%) Functional Testing
12 65 (12.80%) TDD
13 59 (11.61%) Performance Testing
14 58 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (9.06%) Kanban
15 46 (9.06%) Non-Functional Testing
16 45 (8.86%) Software Engineering
17 42 (8.27%) Integration Testing
17 42 (8.27%) Waterfall
18 40 (7.87%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (24.02%) SQL
2 119 (23.43%) Java
3 54 (10.63%) C#
4 38 (7.48%) Python
5 37 (7.28%) Ruby
6 22 (4.33%) C++
7 21 (4.13%) JavaScript
8 18 (3.54%) Perl
9 17 (3.35%) Groovy
10 15 (2.95%) C
11 10 (1.97%) VBScript
12 8 (1.57%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.38%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.18%) Scala
14 6 (1.18%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.79%) COBOL
15 4 (0.79%) JCL
15 4 (0.79%) VB
16 3 (0.59%) XPath
16 3 (0.59%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 55 (10.83%) ISTQB
2 52 (10.24%) ISEB
3 26 (5.12%) Security Cleared
4 18 (3.54%) Degree
5 17 (3.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.97%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.59%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (35.83%) QA
2 12 (2.36%) SDET
3 8 (1.57%) WCAG
4 7 (1.38%) WAI
5 6 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (1.18%) GMP
6 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.20%) EMIR
8 1 (0.20%) GxP
8 1 (0.20%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.20%) MiFID
8 1 (0.20%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.20%) Oozie
3 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (9.84%) Oracle
2 42 (8.27%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.13%) HP
4 13 (2.56%) Splunk
5 11 (2.17%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.77%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.18%) SAP
7 6 (1.18%) Workday
8 5 (0.98%) Google
9 4 (0.79%) IBM
9 4 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.59%) CA
10 3 (0.59%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.59%) hybris
10 3 (0.59%) Informatica
11 2 (0.39%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.39%) Apple
11 2 (0.39%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (0.39%) webMethods
11 2 (0.39%) Xamarin
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