The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 382 394 367
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 173 146 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 79 101
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£310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35491 33389 37029
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.48% 73.28% 70.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22455 20580 21661
Average daily rate £401 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1095 1001 1322
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Manual Testing
UK

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 July 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 11 July 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 +19 85 £325 -17.46% 34
South East -14 32 £260 -13.33% 17
East of England +6 23 £320 +10.34% 8
Yorkshire +9 16 £275 - 9
South West -28 6 £298 -15.00% 6
North West -5 4 £320 +6.66% 5
East Midlands -6 4 £333 +29.75% 6
West Midlands -17 2 £163 -50.00% 2
Midlands - - - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 119 (35.10%) SQL
2 106 (31.27%) QA
3 99 (29.20%) Test Scripting
4 83 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (23.30%) Selenium
6 67 (19.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 67 (19.76%) Finance
7 62 (18.29%) .NET
8 59 (17.40%) Scrum
9 51 (15.04%) ISEB
10 48 (14.16%) Automation Testing
11 47 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
11 47 (13.86%) C#
12 46 (13.57%) Automated Testing
12 46 (13.57%) Test Automation
13 45 (13.27%) Java
13 45 (13.27%) Web Services
14 44 (12.98%) BDD
15 42 (12.39%) Software Testing
15 42 (12.39%) Regression Testing
16 41 (12.09%) TDD
17 40 (11.80%) Oracle
17 40 (11.80%) Microsoft
18 34 (10.03%) ISTQB
18 34 (10.03%) JIRA
19 33 (9.73%) SQL Server
19 33 (9.73%) Visual Studio
20 29 (8.55%) Banking
20 29 (8.55%) Cucumber
21 28 (8.26%) Test Strategy

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (3.24%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.36%) Apache
3 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.18%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.88%) SAS
5 3 (0.88%) CMS
6 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) Jetty
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Kentico
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.88%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.59%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Maximo
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.59%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.29%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.29%) Trello
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.06%) 3G
1 7 (2.06%) 2G
1 7 (2.06%) 4G
2 5 (1.47%) DVB
2 5 (1.47%) HTTP
3 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.88%) Firewall
4 2 (0.59%) VLAN
4 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.59%) NAS
4 2 (0.59%) IPv4
4 2 (0.59%) IPv6
4 2 (0.59%) SAN
4 2 (0.59%) Internet
5 1 (0.29%) Extranet
5 1 (0.29%) VPN
5 1 (0.29%) LAN
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
5 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.31%) MySQL
2 18 (5.31%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.42%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.77%) Big Data
6 4 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.88%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.88%) SQL Navigator
7 3 (0.88%) MS Access
8 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.59%) QlikView
8 2 (0.59%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.59%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 79 (23.30%) Selenium
2 34 (10.03%) JIRA
3 33 (9.73%) Visual Studio
4 29 (8.55%) Cucumber
5 27 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (7.67%) SoapUI
7 23 (6.78%) WebDriver
8 15 (4.42%) SpecFlow
9 13 (3.83%) Toad
10 11 (3.24%) Maven
11 10 (2.95%) NUnit
11 10 (2.95%) eggPlant
12 9 (2.65%) Ant
13 8 (2.36%) JUnit
13 8 (2.36%) QuickTest Pro
13 8 (2.36%) LoadRunner
13 8 (2.36%) JMeter
14 7 (2.06%) TestDirector
14 7 (2.06%) FitNesse
14 7 (2.06%) Apache Ivy
General
1 67 (19.76%) Finance
2 29 (8.55%) Banking
3 10 (2.95%) Retail
4 9 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.47%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.18%) Advertising
7 4 (1.18%) Automotive
7 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.18%) Electronics
8 3 (0.88%) Games
8 3 (0.88%) Marketing
9 2 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.59%) Front Office
9 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 163 (48.08%) Analyst
2 147 (43.36%) Test Analyst
3 114 (33.63%) Tester
4 29 (8.55%) Test Engineer
5 23 (6.78%) QA Tester
6 20 (5.90%) Manual Tester
7 18 (5.31%) QA Analyst
7 18 (5.31%) Test Leader
8 11 (3.24%) Agile Test Analyst
8 11 (3.24%) Automation Tester
8 11 (3.24%) Software Tester
8 11 (3.24%) Test Manager
9 10 (2.95%) QA Test Analyst
10 9 (2.65%) Developer
10 9 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (2.65%) Automation Analyst
10 9 (2.65%) Agile Tester
11 8 (2.36%) Automation Engineer
11 8 (2.36%) Senior Test Analyst
11 8 (2.36%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.29%) .NET
2 45 (13.27%) Web Services
3 22 (6.49%) SOAP
3 22 (6.49%) REST
4 16 (4.72%) XML
5 14 (4.13%) HTML
6 10 (2.95%) Gherkin
7 9 (2.65%) CSS
8 7 (2.06%) J2ME
8 7 (2.06%) WAP
8 7 (2.06%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.77%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.47%) JSON
11 3 (0.88%) RESTful
12 2 (0.59%) jQuery
13 1 (0.29%) WPF
13 1 (0.29%) Silverlight
13 1 (0.29%) LINQ
13 1 (0.29%) Spring Security
13 1 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.67%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.24%) Handset
2 11 (3.24%) Derivative
3 8 (2.36%) Open Source
3 8 (2.36%) Credit Derivative
4 7 (2.06%) Mobile Banking
5 6 (1.77%) iPad
5 6 (1.77%) Equities
5 6 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.47%) Credit Risk
6 5 (1.47%) iPhone
6 5 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.47%) NHS
6 5 (1.47%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.18%) Video on Demand
7 4 (1.18%) STB
8 3 (0.88%) IPTV
8 3 (0.88%) MPEG
8 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.67%) Windows
2 21 (6.19%) Linux
3 18 (5.31%) Apple iOS
4 17 (5.01%) UNIX
5 15 (4.42%) Android
6 6 (1.77%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.88%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (29.20%) Test Scripting
2 83 (24.48%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (19.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 59 (17.40%) Scrum
5 48 (14.16%) Automation Testing
6 46 (13.57%) Test Automation
6 46 (13.57%) Automated Testing
7 44 (12.98%) BDD
8 42 (12.39%) Software Testing
8 42 (12.39%) Regression Testing
9 41 (12.09%) TDD
10 28 (8.26%) Test Strategy
11 27 (7.96%) User Stories
12 24 (7.08%) E-Commerce
13 21 (6.19%) Integration Testing
14 17 (5.01%) System Testing
15 16 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (4.42%) Performance Testing
17 13 (3.83%) Waterfall
18 12 (3.54%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (35.10%) SQL
2 47 (13.86%) C#
3 45 (13.27%) Java
4 16 (4.72%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.83%) Ruby
6 11 (3.24%) C++
7 10 (2.95%) Python
8 7 (2.06%) PHP
9 6 (1.77%) VB
10 5 (1.47%) C
11 4 (1.18%) VBScript
11 4 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.18%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.18%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.88%) Groovy
12 3 (0.88%) VBA
12 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.59%) Perl
14 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 51 (15.04%) ISEB
2 34 (10.03%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.24%) Degree
4 5 (1.47%) CEH
4 5 (1.47%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.29%) CISSP
5 1 (0.29%) CISA
5 1 (0.29%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (31.27%) QA
2 2 (0.59%) Basel III
2 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.88%) HDFS
3 2 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (13.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.59%) Puppet
2 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (11.80%) Oracle
1 40 (11.80%) Microsoft
2 18 (5.31%) HP
3 9 (2.65%) SAP
4 8 (2.36%) Apple
5 7 (2.06%) Sun
6 4 (1.18%) VMware
6 4 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.18%) Informatica
6 4 (1.18%) Adobe
6 4 (1.18%) IBM
7 3 (0.88%) Cerner
7 3 (0.88%) Telerik
8 2 (0.59%) Cisco
9 1 (0.29%) JBoss
9 1 (0.29%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.29%) Charles River
9 1 (0.29%) MathWorks
9 1 (0.29%) Open Text
Central London / West End
Client Server
Rate: £300 to £320 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £300 to £320 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT People First
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Taunton
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago