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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 347 367 318
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -49
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 222 187 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 129 126
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£300 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £195 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £305 £281
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -29.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +7.14%
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
36399 34842 30332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.25% 75.38% 73.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23271 21346 18415
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1089 1114
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £50.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 -23 77 £350 -6.66% 32
East of England +47 56 £290 - 10
South East -6 42 £290 -14.70% 19
Yorkshire -1 15 £275 +6.79% 8
North West -17 10 £270 +92.85% 9
West Midlands +2 8 £263 -12.82% 5
South West -10 7 £314 -3.46% 6
East Midlands -4 6 £295 +68.57% 6
North East - - - -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 209 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (36.75%) QA
3 134 (29.84%) SQL
4 127 (28.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 103 (22.94%) Automated Testing
6 101 (22.49%) Selenium
7 99 (22.05%) ISEB
8 96 (21.38%) Finance
8 96 (21.38%) Test Scripting
9 94 (20.94%) Software Testing
10 82 (18.26%) .NET
11 70 (15.59%) Test Automation
12 68 (15.14%) Oracle
13 67 (14.92%) ISTQB
14 64 (14.25%) Visual Studio
15 60 (13.36%) Regression Testing
16 58 (12.92%) HP Quality Center
16 58 (12.92%) BDD
17 56 (12.47%) Microsoft
18 55 (12.25%) Scrum
19 54 (12.03%) Team Foundation Server
19 54 (12.03%) JIRA
20 52 (11.58%) Java
21 46 (10.24%) Automation Testing
22 44 (9.80%) Test Strategy
22 44 (9.80%) TDD
23 40 (8.91%) C#
24 39 (8.69%) Oracle Database
24 39 (8.69%) Test Management
25 36 (8.02%) WebDriver

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 12 (2.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.11%) Confluence
2 5 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.67%) uiautomator
4 3 (0.67%) CMS
5 2 (0.45%) IIS
6 1 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 24 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.67%) SAP BCA
4 2 (0.45%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.56%) Internet
2 5 (1.11%) ATM
2 5 (1.11%) HTTP
3 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.22%) DMZ
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
5 1 (0.22%) WAN
5 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (8.69%) Oracle Database
2 22 (4.90%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.45%) Relational Database
4 19 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.00%) MySQL
5 9 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.78%) SAP BW
7 5 (1.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.67%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.45%) EDMS
10 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.45%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.22%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 101 (22.49%) Selenium
2 64 (14.25%) Visual Studio
3 54 (12.03%) JIRA
3 54 (12.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (8.02%) WebDriver
5 28 (6.24%) SpecFlow
6 26 (5.79%) QuickTest Pro
7 20 (4.45%) SoapUI
7 20 (4.45%) Cucumber
8 17 (3.79%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.45%) Calabash
10 10 (2.23%) TestNG
10 10 (2.23%) MSTest
10 10 (2.23%) JUnit
11 9 (2.00%) JMeter
12 8 (1.78%) Appium
13 7 (1.56%) Subversion
13 7 (1.56%) Maven
13 7 (1.56%) LoadRunner
14 6 (1.34%) Hudson
General
1 96 (21.38%) Finance
2 19 (4.23%) Banking
3 14 (3.12%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.45%) Games
5 9 (2.00%) Retail
6 7 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.67%) Billing
9 2 (0.45%) Marketing
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Automotive
9 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 195 (43.43%) Analyst
2 184 (40.98%) Test Analyst
3 120 (26.73%) Tester
4 49 (10.91%) Test Leader
5 39 (8.69%) Test Engineer
6 30 (6.68%) Senior Analyst
6 30 (6.68%) Senior Test Analyst
7 28 (6.24%) Test Manager
8 23 (5.12%) QA Engineer
9 20 (4.45%) Manual Tester
10 19 (4.23%) QA Analyst
11 18 (4.01%) QA Tester
12 17 (3.79%) Software Tester
13 15 (3.34%) Developer
13 15 (3.34%) Consultant
13 15 (3.34%) QA Test Analyst
14 14 (3.12%) Test Consultant
14 14 (3.12%) Automation Tester
15 12 (2.67%) Agile Test Analyst
16 11 (2.45%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (18.26%) .NET
2 34 (7.57%) XML
3 27 (6.01%) HTML
4 21 (4.68%) Web Services
5 17 (3.79%) SOAP
6 13 (2.90%) REST
6 13 (2.90%) Gherkin
7 8 (1.78%) CSS
8 4 (0.89%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.89%) XSD
8 4 (0.89%) XSLT
8 4 (0.89%) RESTful
9 3 (0.67%) Android SDK
9 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.67%) J2EE
10 2 (0.45%) JDBC
10 2 (0.45%) JSON
10 2 (0.45%) WPF
10 2 (0.45%) XML-RPC
10 2 (0.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.12%) Mobile App
2 21 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.90%) Derivative
4 9 (2.00%) IPTV
5 7 (1.56%) Streaming Media
5 7 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.56%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.34%) STB
6 6 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.34%) Credit Risk
6 6 (1.34%) User Experience
7 5 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.11%) Online Games
7 5 (1.11%) Equities
7 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.89%) IVR
8 4 (0.89%) Credit Derivative
8 4 (0.89%) Video on Demand
8 4 (0.89%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.80%) Linux
2 21 (4.68%) Android
3 18 (4.01%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.79%) UNIX
5 16 (3.56%) Windows
6 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.22%) Solaris
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (28.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 103 (22.94%) Automated Testing
4 96 (21.38%) Test Scripting
5 94 (20.94%) Software Testing
6 70 (15.59%) Test Automation
7 60 (13.36%) Regression Testing
8 58 (12.92%) BDD
9 55 (12.25%) Scrum
10 46 (10.24%) Automation Testing
11 44 (9.80%) Test Strategy
11 44 (9.80%) TDD
12 39 (8.69%) Test Management
13 32 (7.13%) Integration Testing
14 29 (6.46%) Web Testing
15 24 (5.35%) Security Testing
16 22 (4.90%) ETL
16 22 (4.90%) Waterfall
17 21 (4.68%) Risk Management
17 21 (4.68%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 134 (29.84%) SQL
2 52 (11.58%) Java
3 40 (8.91%) C#
4 22 (4.90%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.45%) Python
6 17 (3.79%) Ruby
7 12 (2.67%) C++
8 7 (1.56%) PHP
8 7 (1.56%) VB
9 6 (1.34%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.34%) Perl
10 5 (1.11%) VBA
10 5 (1.11%) C
11 4 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.89%) XPath
12 3 (0.67%) VBScript
13 2 (0.45%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.22%) RPG
14 1 (0.22%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 99 (22.05%) ISEB
2 67 (14.92%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (3.79%) Security Cleared
5 15 (3.34%) Degree
6 8 (1.78%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (0.89%) VCP4
8 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.67%) PMP
9 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.22%) ACSA
11 1 (0.22%) MCDST
11 1 (0.22%) MCTS
11 1 (0.22%) MCITP
11 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (36.75%) QA
2 3 (0.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.45%) Basel III
3 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
4 1 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) Basel II
4 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 58 (12.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 68 (15.14%) Oracle
2 56 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 23 (5.12%) SAP
4 17 (3.79%) HP
5 9 (2.00%) Perforce
6 7 (1.56%) JD Edwards
7 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (0.89%) Sybase
8 3 (0.67%) Informatica
8 3 (0.67%) ATG
8 3 (0.67%) Cadence
9 2 (0.45%) hybris
9 2 (0.45%) Demandware
9 2 (0.45%) Northgate
9 2 (0.45%) Orchard
9 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.45%) Apple
9 2 (0.45%) Remedy
9 2 (0.45%) Progress
10 1 (0.22%) Cisco
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Scott-Merrick LLP
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Barclaycard
Rate: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Barclaycard
Rate: Competitive salary and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £31 per hour + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago