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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 373 361 310
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -51
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 221 217 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.60% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 137 165
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£300 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
38925 35924 38359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.49% 74.48% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 24714 22629 22625
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1022 1412
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% -11.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
London +10 120 £325 -16.12% 26
South East +15 46 £273 -6.03% 29
East of England -8 18 £294 +6.81% 8
Yorkshire -2 13 £300 +9.09% 9
South West -41 9 £288 -17.85% 14
East Midlands +1 8 £275 +2.32% 3
North West -6 7 £320 +4.91% 10
North East -34 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 5
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 200 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (37.98%) SQL
3 133 (31.97%) Automated Testing
4 121 (29.09%) Selenium
5 118 (28.37%) QA
6 100 (24.04%) Test Scripting
7 87 (20.91%) Finance
8 84 (20.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 82 (19.71%) ISEB
10 79 (18.99%) Scrum
11 78 (18.75%) Java
12 75 (18.03%) HP Quality Center
13 67 (16.11%) Oracle
13 67 (16.11%) Software Testing
13 67 (16.11%) TDD
14 62 (14.90%) ISTQB
15 57 (13.70%) BDD
16 53 (12.74%) .NET
17 48 (11.54%) Test Automation
17 48 (11.54%) WebDriver
18 46 (11.06%) JIRA
18 46 (11.06%) Web Services
19 45 (10.82%) Regression Testing
20 44 (10.58%) Cucumber
21 43 (10.34%) C#
22 42 (10.10%) E-Commerce
22 42 (10.10%) Automation Testing
23 41 (9.86%) Banking
24 40 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
24 40 (9.62%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.20%) CMS
3 5 (1.20%) Apache
4 3 (0.72%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.48%) SAS
5 2 (0.48%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) Drupal
6 1 (0.24%) Jetty
6 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.24%) WordPress
6 1 (0.24%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.96%) Final Cut Pro
3 4 (0.96%) MS Office
4 2 (0.48%) Mingle
4 2 (0.48%) MS Project
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.96%) Maximo
3 3 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 2 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.24%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.72%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.24%) Office 365
3 1 (0.24%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.88%) HTTP
2 3 (0.72%) 2G
2 3 (0.72%) 3G
2 3 (0.72%) 4G
3 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.24%) WAN
3 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) DVB
3 1 (0.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.24%) DMZ
3 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.65%) Oracle Database
1 36 (8.65%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.61%) MySQL
4 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.96%) SQL Navigator
5 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.72%) Big Data
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.48%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 121 (29.09%) Selenium
2 48 (11.54%) WebDriver
3 46 (11.06%) JIRA
4 44 (10.58%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (6.49%) Visual Studio
7 25 (6.01%) QuickTest Pro
8 20 (4.81%) JUnit
8 20 (4.81%) SoapUI
9 17 (4.09%) JMeter
10 16 (3.85%) Maven
11 12 (2.88%) SpecFlow
11 12 (2.88%) Toad
12 9 (2.16%) Bugzilla
12 9 (2.16%) LoadRunner
12 9 (2.16%) Capybara
12 9 (2.16%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.68%) NUnit
13 7 (1.68%) Ant
13 7 (1.68%) Eclipse
General
1 87 (20.91%) Finance
2 41 (9.86%) Banking
3 24 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.64%) Retail
5 7 (1.68%) Advertising
6 6 (1.44%) Electronics
6 6 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.20%) Marketing
8 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.96%) Front Office
9 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.72%) Games
9 3 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 203 (48.80%) Analyst
2 179 (43.03%) Test Analyst
3 143 (34.38%) Tester
4 36 (8.65%) QA Tester
5 33 (7.93%) Test Engineer
6 28 (6.73%) Manual Tester
7 23 (5.53%) Agile Test Analyst
8 19 (4.57%) Software Tester
9 14 (3.37%) Automation Tester
9 14 (3.37%) QA Analyst
9 14 (3.37%) QA Engineer
10 13 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
11 12 (2.88%) Test Leader
11 12 (2.88%) Consultant
12 11 (2.64%) Developer
12 11 (2.64%) Technical Tester
12 11 (2.64%) Senior Test Analyst
13 10 (2.40%) Test Consultant
13 10 (2.40%) Lead Test Analyst
13 10 (2.40%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.74%) .NET
2 46 (11.06%) Web Services
3 30 (7.21%) XML
4 28 (6.73%) REST
5 20 (4.81%) SOAP
6 16 (3.85%) JSON
7 14 (3.37%) Gherkin
8 12 (2.88%) HTML
9 9 (2.16%) CSS
10 8 (1.92%) RESTful
11 7 (1.68%) ASP.NET
12 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.72%) J2ME
13 3 (0.72%) WAP
14 2 (0.48%) HTML5
14 2 (0.48%) Middleware
14 2 (0.48%) XHTML
14 2 (0.48%) XSLT
14 2 (0.48%) XSD
14 2 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.77%) Derivative
2 24 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 21 (5.05%) Credit Risk
3 21 (5.05%) Credit Derivative
4 13 (3.13%) Equities
5 11 (2.64%) EMV
5 11 (2.64%) Smartcard
6 10 (2.40%) Open Source
7 9 (2.16%) User Experience
8 8 (1.92%) iPad
8 8 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.92%) Handset
9 7 (1.68%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.20%) NHS
10 5 (1.20%) Video on Demand
11 4 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.96%) iPhone
11 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.96%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.93%) Windows
2 25 (6.01%) UNIX
2 25 (6.01%) Linux
3 24 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 20 (4.81%) Android
5 7 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (31.97%) Automated Testing
3 100 (24.04%) Test Scripting
4 84 (20.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 79 (18.99%) Scrum
6 67 (16.11%) Software Testing
6 67 (16.11%) TDD
7 57 (13.70%) BDD
8 48 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 45 (10.82%) Regression Testing
10 42 (10.10%) E-Commerce
10 42 (10.10%) Automation Testing
11 40 (9.62%) Test Strategy
12 25 (6.01%) System Testing
12 25 (6.01%) Integration Testing
13 24 (5.77%) User Stories
14 23 (5.53%) Risk Management
15 22 (5.29%) Web Testing
15 22 (5.29%) Test Planning
16 21 (5.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 158 (37.98%) SQL
2 78 (18.75%) Java
3 43 (10.34%) C#
4 26 (6.25%) Ruby
5 19 (4.57%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.88%) Python
7 7 (1.68%) Perl
7 7 (1.68%) PHP
7 7 (1.68%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.68%) VB
8 6 (1.44%) C++
9 4 (0.96%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.96%) VBA
10 3 (0.72%) VBScript
10 3 (0.72%) Delphi
10 3 (0.72%) XPath
10 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 82 (19.71%) ISEB
2 62 (14.90%) ISTQB
3 12 (2.88%) Degree
4 11 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (0.48%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) ACSA
7 1 (0.24%) CEH
7 1 (0.24%) MCITP
7 1 (0.24%) MCDST
7 1 (0.24%) MCTS
7 1 (0.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.24%) MCSA
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) RHCE
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
7 1 (0.24%) CCIP
7 1 (0.24%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 118 (28.37%) QA
2 11 (2.64%) Basel III
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 75 (18.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 67 (16.11%) Oracle
2 32 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.45%) HP
4 11 (2.64%) SAP
5 10 (2.40%) ATG
6 9 (2.16%) hybris
7 7 (1.68%) Adobe
7 7 (1.68%) IBM
8 6 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.20%) Apple
10 4 (0.96%) Cerner
10 4 (0.96%) Informatica
11 3 (0.72%) Sun
11 3 (0.72%) Red Gate
12 2 (0.48%) Demandware
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco
12 2 (0.48%) VMware
12 2 (0.48%) FatWire
13 1 (0.24%) Open Text
13 1 (0.24%) Perforce
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