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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 387 388 377
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 176 166 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 89 112
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £35.50 £34.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36743 34175 37676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.41% 73.35% 71.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23166 21189 22136
Average daily rate £408 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1090 995 1360
Average hourly rate £23.63 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.44 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 28 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 28 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 +20 83 £325 -13.33% 35
South East -27 35 £265 -11.66% 13
East of England -11 23 £325 +6.55% 9
Yorkshire +4 14 £294 -9.69% 11
South West -30 10 £281 -19.64% 13
North West -5 5 £320 +6.66% 4
East Midlands -5 4 £333 +27.88% 3
West Midlands -13 2 £163 -50.00% 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 125 (36.44%) SQL
2 109 (31.78%) QA
3 95 (27.70%) Test Scripting
4 81 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (22.74%) Selenium
6 72 (20.99%) Finance
7 69 (20.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 61 (17.78%) .NET
9 58 (16.91%) Scrum
10 56 (16.33%) ISEB
11 48 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
12 47 (13.70%) Automated Testing
13 46 (13.41%) C#
13 46 (13.41%) BDD
13 46 (13.41%) Automation Testing
14 45 (13.12%) Web Services
15 44 (12.83%) Java
15 44 (12.83%) TDD
15 44 (12.83%) Software Testing
16 43 (12.54%) Test Automation
17 42 (12.24%) Regression Testing
18 40 (11.66%) Oracle
19 39 (11.37%) Microsoft
19 39 (11.37%) ISTQB
20 34 (9.91%) JIRA
21 33 (9.62%) Banking
21 33 (9.62%) SQL Server
21 33 (9.62%) Visual Studio
22 32 (9.33%) Test Strategy
23 30 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.33%) Apache
3 5 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.87%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) Jetty
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Kentico
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.58%) MS Project
3 2 (0.58%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Maximo
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.29%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.29%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) PaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.29%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.04%) 3G
1 7 (2.04%) 2G
1 7 (2.04%) 4G
2 5 (1.46%) HTTP
3 4 (1.17%) DVB
4 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.58%) IPv4
5 2 (0.58%) IPv6
5 2 (0.58%) SAN
5 2 (0.58%) Internet
5 2 (0.58%) Firewall
5 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.58%) NAS
5 2 (0.58%) VLAN
6 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.29%) LAN
6 1 (0.29%) WAN
6 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (5.25%) MySQL
4 17 (4.96%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.46%) Big Data
8 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.58%) MS Access
10 2 (0.58%) QlikView
10 2 (0.58%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (22.74%) Selenium
2 34 (9.91%) JIRA
3 33 (9.62%) Visual Studio
4 30 (8.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (8.45%) Cucumber
6 25 (7.29%) SoapUI
7 22 (6.41%) WebDriver
8 16 (4.66%) SpecFlow
9 13 (3.79%) Toad
10 11 (3.21%) Maven
11 10 (2.92%) NUnit
12 9 (2.62%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (2.62%) Ant
12 9 (2.62%) eggPlant
13 8 (2.33%) JUnit
13 8 (2.33%) JMeter
14 7 (2.04%) TestDirector
14 7 (2.04%) LoadRunner
14 7 (2.04%) Apache Ivy
15 5 (1.46%) MSTest
General
1 72 (20.99%) Finance
2 33 (9.62%) Banking
3 11 (3.21%) Retail
3 11 (3.21%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.46%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.46%) Advertising
5 5 (1.46%) Electronics
6 4 (1.17%) Front Office
6 4 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.87%) Automotive
7 3 (0.87%) Games
7 3 (0.87%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Publishing
8 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 173 (50.44%) Analyst
2 154 (44.90%) Test Analyst
3 109 (31.78%) Tester
4 29 (8.45%) Test Engineer
5 23 (6.71%) QA Tester
6 19 (5.54%) QA Analyst
7 18 (5.25%) Manual Tester
8 17 (4.96%) Test Leader
9 12 (3.50%) Agile Test Analyst
9 12 (3.50%) Software Tester
9 12 (3.50%) Test Manager
10 11 (3.21%) QA Test Analyst
10 11 (3.21%) Automation Tester
11 9 (2.62%) Automation Analyst
11 9 (2.62%) Agile Tester
11 9 (2.62%) Consultant
11 9 (2.62%) Developer
11 9 (2.62%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (2.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (17.78%) .NET
2 45 (13.12%) Web Services
3 24 (7.00%) SOAP
4 23 (6.71%) REST
5 17 (4.96%) XML
6 15 (4.37%) HTML
7 12 (3.50%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.92%) CSS
9 7 (2.04%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.04%) J2ME
9 7 (2.04%) WAP
10 6 (1.75%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.46%) JSON
12 4 (1.17%) RESTful
13 1 (0.29%) WPF
13 1 (0.29%) Silverlight
13 1 (0.29%) LINQ
13 1 (0.29%) jQuery
13 1 (0.29%) Middleware
13 1 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.58%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.79%) Derivative
3 11 (3.21%) Handset
4 10 (2.92%) Credit Derivative
5 9 (2.62%) Open Source
6 8 (2.33%) Equities
7 7 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.04%) Credit Risk
7 7 (2.04%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.75%) iPad
8 6 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.46%) NHS
10 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.17%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.17%) iPhone
11 3 (0.87%) IPTV
11 3 (0.87%) STB
12 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.58%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.87%) Windows
2 19 (5.54%) Linux
3 17 (4.96%) Apple iOS
4 16 (4.66%) UNIX
5 13 (3.79%) Android
6 6 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (27.70%) Test Scripting
2 81 (23.62%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (20.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 58 (16.91%) Scrum
5 47 (13.70%) Automated Testing
6 46 (13.41%) BDD
6 46 (13.41%) Automation Testing
7 44 (12.83%) TDD
7 44 (12.83%) Software Testing
8 43 (12.54%) Test Automation
9 42 (12.24%) Regression Testing
10 32 (9.33%) Test Strategy
11 26 (7.58%) User Stories
12 24 (7.00%) E-Commerce
13 23 (6.71%) Integration Testing
14 20 (5.83%) System Testing
15 16 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (4.37%) Performance Testing
17 14 (4.08%) ETL
18 13 (3.79%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 125 (36.44%) SQL
2 46 (13.41%) C#
3 44 (12.83%) Java
4 16 (4.66%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.50%) Ruby
6 11 (3.21%) C++
7 9 (2.62%) Python
8 7 (2.04%) PHP
9 6 (1.75%) VB
10 5 (1.46%) C
10 5 (1.46%) VBScript
11 4 (1.17%) VB.NET
11 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.87%) Groovy
12 3 (0.87%) VBA
12 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.58%) Perl
14 1 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 56 (16.33%) ISEB
2 39 (11.37%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.92%) Degree
4 5 (1.46%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.58%) CEH
7 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (31.78%) QA
2 4 (1.17%) Basel III
3 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.58%) HDFS
3 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 48 (13.99%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.58%) Puppet
2 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (11.66%) Oracle
2 39 (11.37%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.25%) HP
4 9 (2.62%) SAP
5 8 (2.33%) Apple
6 7 (2.04%) Sun
7 6 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.17%) Informatica
8 4 (1.17%) Adobe
8 4 (1.17%) IBM
8 4 (1.17%) VMware
9 3 (0.87%) Telerik
9 3 (0.87%) Cerner
10 2 (0.58%) Cisco
10 2 (0.58%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.29%) Sophis
11 1 (0.29%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.29%) Google
11 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
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