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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 439 425 416
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 182 197 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.49% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 140 140
Median daily rate £325 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £190.00 £38.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+393.50% -6.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £38.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-67.53% +48.07%
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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
40110 40514 38511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.68% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26974 26588 24639
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 1082 1144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 85 £375 +22.44% 22
South East -10 22 £316 +1.20% 18
North West -7 17 £295 +15.68% 11
East of England +21 14 £294 +36.62% 6
South West -5 13 £300 +36.36% 8
West Midlands -13 13 £330 +20.00% 12
Yorkshire -30 7 £315 +8.62% 10
North East - 5 £300 -
East Midlands +8 4 £350 +32.70% 6
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 185 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (30.79%) QA
3 109 (27.74%) Automated Testing
4 95 (24.17%) SQL
4 95 (24.17%) Test Scripting
5 87 (22.14%) Selenium
5 87 (22.14%) Finance
6 72 (18.32%) ISEB
7 69 (17.56%) Scrum
8 66 (16.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 63 (16.03%) ISTQB
9 63 (16.03%) Functional Testing
9 63 (16.03%) Automation Testing
10 60 (15.27%) Java
11 58 (14.76%) Oracle
12 57 (14.50%) Software Testing
12 57 (14.50%) BDD
13 54 (13.74%) JIRA
14 49 (12.47%) Cucumber
15 47 (11.96%) Test Automation
16 45 (11.45%) Integration Testing
17 42 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
17 42 (10.69%) .NET
18 41 (10.43%) Non-Functional Testing
19 40 (10.18%) Test Strategy
20 38 (9.67%) Regression Testing
21 37 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
22 34 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (8.40%) C#
24 32 (8.14%) SQL Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (2.29%) CMS
2 6 (1.53%) Confluence
2 6 (1.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.53%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.53%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.76%) IIS
5 2 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.25%) Apache
6 1 (0.25%) Drupal
6 1 (0.25%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 10 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
3 1 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.76%) IaaS
2 3 (0.76%) PaaS
3 2 (0.51%) iTunes
3 2 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.25%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.53%) Internet
2 5 (1.27%) HTTP
3 3 (0.76%) Network Security
3 3 (0.76%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.76%) SSH
3 3 (0.76%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.51%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.25%) 3GPP
5 1 (0.25%) CDMA
5 1 (0.25%) DNS
5 1 (0.25%) Extranet
5 1 (0.25%) GSM
5 1 (0.25%) Intranet
5 1 (0.25%) SCCP
5 1 (0.25%) SS7
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.25%) Wireless
5 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.14%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.54%) MySQL
4 8 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.76%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.76%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.51%) QlikView
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 87 (22.14%) Selenium
2 54 (13.74%) JIRA
3 49 (12.47%) Cucumber
4 37 (9.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (6.11%) WebDriver
6 20 (5.09%) Git (software)
7 17 (4.33%) JMeter
8 16 (4.07%) HP UFT
9 15 (3.82%) LoadRunner
9 15 (3.82%) SpecFlow
10 13 (3.31%) Jenkins
11 10 (2.54%) Appium
12 8 (2.04%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.53%) JUnit
14 5 (1.27%) Burp Suite
14 5 (1.27%) Protractor
14 5 (1.27%) RSpec
15 4 (1.02%) Calabash
15 4 (1.02%) NUnit
15 4 (1.02%) WATIR
General
1 87 (22.14%) Finance
2 27 (6.87%) Banking
3 24 (6.11%) Retail
4 11 (2.80%) Billing
5 10 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.78%) Games
7 6 (1.53%) Marketing
7 6 (1.53%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.02%) Front Office
8 4 (1.02%) Legal
8 4 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.02%) Publishing
8 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.76%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.51%) German Language
10 2 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 176 (44.78%) Analyst
2 161 (40.97%) Test Analyst
3 121 (30.79%) Tester
4 49 (12.47%) Manual Tester
5 48 (12.21%) Manual Test Analyst
6 30 (7.63%) Test Leader
7 29 (7.38%) Test Engineer
8 24 (6.11%) QA Tester
9 22 (5.60%) Test Manager
10 21 (5.34%) Automation Tester
11 20 (5.09%) Automation Test Analyst
12 19 (4.83%) QA Engineer
13 18 (4.58%) QA Analyst
14 14 (3.56%) Web Analyst
15 13 (3.31%) Agile Test Analyst
15 13 (3.31%) Banking Analyst
15 13 (3.31%) Financial Analyst
15 13 (3.31%) Software Tester
16 12 (3.05%) SQL Analyst
16 12 (3.05%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.69%) .NET
2 18 (4.58%) Web Services
3 17 (4.33%) Gherkin
4 16 (4.07%) REST
5 12 (3.05%) RESTful
6 11 (2.80%) CSS
6 11 (2.80%) HTML
6 11 (2.80%) XML
7 7 (1.78%) Middleware
8 6 (1.53%) HTML5
8 6 (1.53%) SOAP
9 5 (1.27%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.02%) JSON
10 4 (1.02%) WCF
10 4 (1.02%) WPF
11 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.76%) JSP
12 2 (0.51%) JDBC
12 2 (0.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.82%) Smart Meter
3 13 (3.31%) Derivative
4 11 (2.80%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.78%) Equities
6 6 (1.53%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.27%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.27%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.27%) User Experience
8 4 (1.02%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.76%) Apple TV
9 3 (0.76%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.76%) Fintech
9 3 (0.76%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.76%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.51%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.62%) Windows
2 25 (6.36%) Linux
3 19 (4.83%) Unix
4 7 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.53%) Android
6 3 (0.76%) VMS
7 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.25%) AIX
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (47.07%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (27.74%) Automated Testing
3 95 (24.17%) Test Scripting
4 69 (17.56%) Scrum
5 66 (16.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 63 (16.03%) Automation Testing
6 63 (16.03%) Functional Testing
7 57 (14.50%) BDD
7 57 (14.50%) Software Testing
8 47 (11.96%) Test Automation
9 45 (11.45%) Integration Testing
10 41 (10.43%) Non-Functional Testing
11 40 (10.18%) Test Strategy
12 38 (9.67%) Regression Testing
13 31 (7.89%) E-Commerce
14 29 (7.38%) Test Management
15 28 (7.12%) System Integration Testing
16 27 (6.87%) Defect Management
16 27 (6.87%) Performance Testing
16 27 (6.87%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 95 (24.17%) SQL
2 60 (15.27%) Java
3 33 (8.40%) C#
4 24 (6.11%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.34%) PL/SQL
5 21 (5.34%) Ruby
6 12 (3.05%) C++
6 12 (3.05%) VB
7 11 (2.80%) Python
8 7 (1.78%) PHP
9 6 (1.53%) Perl
10 5 (1.27%) C
11 3 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.76%) VBA
12 2 (0.51%) VBScript
13 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.25%) Groovy
13 1 (0.25%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (18.32%) ISEB
2 63 (16.03%) ISTQB
3 20 (5.09%) Security Cleared
4 17 (4.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.31%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.29%) Degree
7 7 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.76%) CISSP
10 2 (0.51%) CLAS
10 2 (0.51%) MCAD
10 2 (0.51%) MCSD
10 2 (0.51%) MCTS
10 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.25%) CEH
11 1 (0.25%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.25%) SANS
11 1 (0.25%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (30.79%) QA
2 2 (0.51%) SDET
3 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.25%) EMIR
3 1 (0.25%) GMP
3 1 (0.25%) MiFID
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) WAI
3 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.27%) Docker
2 3 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.76%) Xen
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 42 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.76%) Puppet
3 1 (0.25%) Control-M
3 1 (0.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 58 (14.76%) Oracle
2 30 (7.63%) HP
2 30 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.29%) SAP
4 5 (1.27%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.27%) IBM
4 5 (1.27%) Siebel
5 4 (1.02%) hybris
6 3 (0.76%) Apple
6 3 (0.76%) Informatica
6 3 (0.76%) Rackspace
6 3 (0.76%) Sun
6 3 (0.76%) Sybase
6 3 (0.76%) VMware
7 2 (0.51%) ATG
7 2 (0.51%) Demandware
7 2 (0.51%) Murex
7 2 (0.51%) Rally
7 2 (0.51%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.25%) WorldPay
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