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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 392 380 406
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +26
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 204 218 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 165 127
Average daily rate £345 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
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 average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 82 £375 +3.09% 52
East Midlands +2 20 £300 - 8
South East -2 20 £330 +13.79% 23
Yorkshire -14 19 £288 +4.54% 13
South West +17 18 £338 +5.88% 5
North West -8 17 £250 +13.63% 13
West Midlands -8 13 £310 +14.28% 2
East of England -42 13 £249 -14.22% 12
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £275 -
South Coast - 1 £305 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 303 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (30.65%) Automated Testing
3 150 (28.04%) QA
4 141 (26.36%) Test Scripting
5 127 (23.74%) SQL
6 123 (22.99%) Selenium
7 115 (21.50%) BDD
8 112 (20.93%) ISTQB
9 109 (20.37%) ISEB
10 102 (19.07%) Test Automation
11 94 (17.57%) Cucumber
12 89 (16.64%) Microsoft
12 89 (16.64%) Scrum
13 86 (16.07%) Functional Testing
14 84 (15.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 83 (15.51%) Software Testing
15 83 (15.51%) JIRA
16 81 (15.14%) Team Foundation Server
17 77 (14.39%) C#
18 75 (14.02%) Java
18 75 (14.02%) Automation Testing
19 72 (13.46%) .NET
20 70 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
21 67 (12.52%) Oracle
22 65 (12.15%) TDD
23 56 (10.47%) Finance
24 52 (9.72%) Windows
25 51 (9.53%) Test Strategy
26 50 (9.35%) SoapUI
26 50 (9.35%) Ruby

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 16 (2.99%) CMS
2 14 (2.62%) Confluence
3 10 (1.87%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.31%) IIS
5 5 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.37%) ATG Dynamo
7 2 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.19%) Drupal
8 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 22 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.31%) MS Office
3 4 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.75%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.37%) Orchard Housing
2 2 (0.37%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.37%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (0.37%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.56%) GitHub
3 3 (0.56%) IaaS
3 3 (0.56%) PaaS
4 2 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.31%) Internet
2 4 (0.75%) Network Security
2 4 (0.75%) ZigBee
3 3 (0.56%) Extranet
3 3 (0.56%) HTTP
3 3 (0.56%) Intranet
4 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.37%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.19%) 2G
5 1 (0.19%) 3G
5 1 (0.19%) 4G
5 1 (0.19%) DNS
5 1 (0.19%) FTP
5 1 (0.19%) LAN
5 1 (0.19%) LTE
5 1 (0.19%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.19%) SAN
5 1 (0.19%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.93%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (0.93%) Data Mining
4 5 (0.93%) MySQL
5 4 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.75%) QlikView
6 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) MS Access
7 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
8 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.19%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 123 (22.99%) Selenium
2 94 (17.57%) Cucumber
3 83 (15.51%) JIRA
4 81 (15.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (9.35%) SoapUI
6 46 (8.60%) SpecFlow
7 43 (8.04%) Visual Studio
8 38 (7.10%) Jenkins
8 38 (7.10%) WebDriver
9 32 (5.98%) HP UFT
10 27 (5.05%) Git (software)
11 22 (4.11%) Capybara
12 16 (2.99%) Appium
12 16 (2.99%) WATIR
13 14 (2.62%) FitNesse
13 14 (2.62%) JMeter
14 11 (2.06%) NCrunch
15 10 (1.87%) JUnit
16 9 (1.68%) MSTest
16 9 (1.68%) Subversion
General
1 56 (10.47%) Finance
2 23 (4.30%) Banking
3 21 (3.93%) Retail
4 12 (2.24%) Billing
5 11 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.68%) Marketing
8 7 (1.31%) Advertising
8 7 (1.31%) Back Office
9 6 (1.12%) Games
10 5 (0.93%) Legal
10 5 (0.93%) Publishing
11 4 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.56%) Electronics
13 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.19%) Law
14 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 255 (47.66%) Analyst
2 249 (46.54%) Test Analyst
3 189 (35.33%) Tester
4 54 (10.09%) Manual Test Analyst
5 43 (8.04%) Manual Tester
6 39 (7.29%) Agile Test Analyst
7 34 (6.36%) Automation Tester
7 34 (6.36%) Test Engineer
8 33 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
8 33 (6.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 32 (5.98%) Automation Analyst
9 32 (5.98%) Automation Test Analyst
10 30 (5.61%) QA Analyst
11 29 (5.42%) Test Leader
12 27 (5.05%) QA Test Analyst
13 26 (4.86%) Developer
14 25 (4.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
15 22 (4.11%) Software Tester
15 22 (4.11%) Web Analyst
15 22 (4.11%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (13.46%) .NET
2 36 (6.73%) Gherkin
3 28 (5.23%) SOAP
4 24 (4.49%) Web Services
5 22 (4.11%) XML
6 15 (2.80%) HTML
7 13 (2.43%) REST
8 10 (1.87%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.50%) ASP.NET
9 8 (1.50%) Behat
10 6 (1.12%) .NET Compact Framework
10 6 (1.12%) CSS
10 6 (1.12%) RESTful
11 5 (0.93%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.93%) Middleware
12 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.75%) SAP PI
12 4 (0.75%) WCF
12 4 (0.75%) WinForms
12 4 (0.75%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.93%) Mobile App
3 17 (3.18%) Smart Meter
4 9 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.12%) Digital Media
5 6 (1.12%) NHS
5 6 (1.12%) User Experience
6 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.75%) Derivative
7 4 (0.75%) Wiki
8 3 (0.56%) AS400
8 3 (0.56%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.56%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.56%) EPoS
8 3 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.56%) iSeries
8 3 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.37%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 52 (9.72%) Windows
2 23 (4.30%) Linux
3 17 (3.18%) Unix
4 12 (2.24%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.68%) Android
6 7 (1.31%) Windows CE
7 4 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (56.64%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (30.65%) Automated Testing
3 141 (26.36%) Test Scripting
4 115 (21.50%) BDD
5 102 (19.07%) Test Automation
6 89 (16.64%) Scrum
7 86 (16.07%) Functional Testing
8 84 (15.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 83 (15.51%) Software Testing
10 75 (14.02%) Automation Testing
11 70 (13.08%) Continuous Integration
12 65 (12.15%) TDD
13 51 (9.53%) Test Strategy
14 49 (9.16%) Test Management
15 48 (8.97%) E-Commerce
16 44 (8.22%) User Stories
17 43 (8.04%) Integration Testing
18 38 (7.10%) Performance Testing
19 37 (6.92%) Non-Functional Testing
20 36 (6.73%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 127 (23.74%) SQL
2 77 (14.39%) C#
3 75 (14.02%) Java
4 50 (9.35%) Ruby
5 17 (3.18%) JavaScript
6 15 (2.80%) PHP
7 14 (2.62%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.50%) Python
9 7 (1.31%) C++
10 6 (1.12%) Groovy
11 5 (0.93%) MATLAB
12 4 (0.75%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.56%) C
14 2 (0.37%) Perl
14 2 (0.37%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.19%) COBOL
15 1 (0.19%) Scala
15 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.19%) VBScript
15 1 (0.19%) XPath
Qualifications
1 112 (20.93%) ISTQB
2 109 (20.37%) ISEB
3 41 (7.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 27 (5.05%) Security Cleared
5 18 (3.36%) Degree
6 17 (3.18%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.37%) CEH
8 2 (0.37%) CREST Certified
8 2 (0.37%) SANS
9 1 (0.19%) CISSP
9 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.19%) SSCP
9 1 (0.19%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (28.04%) QA
2 4 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.75%) SDET
3 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.37%) SLA
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.56%) Docker
2 3 (0.56%) Xen
3 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.19%) RACF
Systems Management
1 49 (9.16%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.56%) Puppet
3 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.19%) Nessus
3 1 (0.19%) SCCM
3 1 (0.19%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 89 (16.64%) Microsoft
2 67 (12.52%) Oracle
3 35 (6.54%) HP
4 17 (3.18%) SAP
5 13 (2.43%) hybris
6 10 (1.87%) ATG
7 9 (1.68%) Informatica
8 6 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.12%) IBM
9 4 (0.75%) Demandware
9 4 (0.75%) VMware
10 3 (0.56%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.56%) Sybase
11 2 (0.37%) Cadence
11 2 (0.37%) Citrix
11 2 (0.37%) Orchard
11 2 (0.37%) Siebel
11 2 (0.37%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.37%) Sun
12 1 (0.19%) Perforce
City, London
The People Network
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West London
Wenham Carter
Rate: Negotiable on experince
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 21 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tria Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £275 - £325 per day +
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £190 - £216 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Oscar
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £130 - £215 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 300-375 Per Day 300-375 / day
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago