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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 350 385 337
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -48
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 219 159 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.48% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 114 121
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£300 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £29.25 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.85 £15.00 £6.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £15.00 £26.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £15.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+95.00% +275.00%
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -3 88 £368 -5.76% 34
East of England +43 54 £295 +47.50% 8
South East +9 35 £290 -10.76% 15
Yorkshire -6 12 £275 -14.72% 12
North West -16 10 £220 -32.82% 14
West Midlands +6 8 £280 +17.34% 7
South West -16 7 £325 - 9
East Midlands +12 4 £300 +50.00% 4
North East - - - -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 212 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (33.11%) QA
3 141 (31.76%) SQL
4 112 (25.23%) Selenium
5 111 (25.00%) Automated Testing
6 110 (24.77%) User Acceptance Testing
7 95 (21.40%) ISEB
8 88 (19.82%) Software Testing
8 88 (19.82%) Finance
9 87 (19.59%) Test Scripting
10 78 (17.57%) Oracle
11 72 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
12 71 (15.99%) Test Automation
12 71 (15.99%) .NET
13 64 (14.41%) JIRA
14 62 (13.96%) ISTQB
14 62 (13.96%) Java
15 58 (13.06%) Scrum
16 57 (12.84%) BDD
17 55 (12.39%) Regression Testing
18 52 (11.71%) Oracle Database
19 51 (11.49%) TDD
20 50 (11.26%) Visual Studio
20 50 (11.26%) Team Foundation Server
21 49 (11.04%) Test Strategy
22 48 (10.81%) Microsoft
23 40 (9.01%) Automation Testing
23 40 (9.01%) WebDriver
24 38 (8.56%) XML
24 38 (8.56%) C#

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.35%) Confluence
3 5 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.68%) uiautomator
4 3 (0.68%) IIS
4 3 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Drupal
5 1 (0.23%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.23%) Apache
5 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 22 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.58%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) MS Project
4 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.45%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.58%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.45%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.45%) SAP BCA
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.23%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.23%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.38%) Internet
2 9 (2.03%) HTTP
3 5 (1.13%) ATM
4 3 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.23%) Network Security
6 1 (0.23%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) DVB
6 1 (0.23%) DMZ
6 1 (0.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.71%) Oracle Database
2 20 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.83%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.25%) MySQL
6 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.35%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.68%) PowerCenter
12 2 (0.45%) EDMS
12 2 (0.45%) SQL Navigator
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 112 (25.23%) Selenium
2 64 (14.41%) JIRA
3 50 (11.26%) Visual Studio
3 50 (11.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 40 (9.01%) WebDriver
5 25 (5.63%) QuickTest Pro
5 25 (5.63%) Cucumber
6 22 (4.95%) SpecFlow
7 20 (4.50%) SoapUI
8 17 (3.83%) Jenkins
9 12 (2.70%) JMeter
9 12 (2.70%) Maven
9 12 (2.70%) JUnit
9 12 (2.70%) Calabash
9 12 (2.70%) MSTest
10 10 (2.25%) TestNG
11 9 (2.03%) LoadRunner
12 8 (1.80%) Subversion
12 8 (1.80%) Bugzilla
12 8 (1.80%) Appium
General
1 88 (19.82%) Finance
2 25 (5.63%) Banking
3 20 (4.50%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.03%) Retail
5 8 (1.80%) Games
5 8 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.68%) Advertising
7 3 (0.68%) Front Office
8 2 (0.45%) Billing
8 2 (0.45%) Electronics
8 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.45%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Automotive
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 184 (41.44%) Analyst
2 171 (38.51%) Test Analyst
3 136 (30.63%) Tester
4 39 (8.78%) Test Leader
5 36 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 30 (6.76%) Manual Tester
7 27 (6.08%) Senior Analyst
8 26 (5.86%) Senior Test Analyst
9 23 (5.18%) Test Manager
9 23 (5.18%) QA Tester
10 19 (4.28%) QA Engineer
11 18 (4.05%) Software Tester
12 17 (3.83%) Automation Tester
13 15 (3.38%) Consultant
13 15 (3.38%) QA Analyst
14 14 (3.15%) Test Consultant
15 13 (2.93%) QA Test Analyst
15 13 (2.93%) Developer
16 10 (2.25%) Senior Tester
17 9 (2.03%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.99%) .NET
2 38 (8.56%) XML
3 29 (6.53%) Web Services
4 22 (4.95%) HTML
5 20 (4.50%) REST
6 16 (3.60%) SOAP
7 13 (2.93%) Gherkin
8 6 (1.35%) CSS
8 6 (1.35%) JSON
9 5 (1.13%) RESTful
9 5 (1.13%) XSD
9 5 (1.13%) XSLT
10 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.68%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.68%) Android SDK
12 2 (0.45%) Spring
12 2 (0.45%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.45%) WinForms
12 2 (0.45%) J2EE
12 2 (0.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.73%) Derivative
3 18 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 14 (3.15%) Credit Risk
5 11 (2.48%) Credit Derivative
6 10 (2.25%) Data Structures
6 10 (2.25%) IPTV
7 8 (1.80%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.58%) Streaming Media
8 7 (1.58%) User Experience
8 7 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.58%) STB
9 6 (1.35%) Equities
10 5 (1.13%) Open Source
10 5 (1.13%) Video on Demand
10 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.13%) Online Games
11 4 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.90%) IVR
11 4 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.11%) Linux
2 22 (4.95%) UNIX
2 22 (4.95%) Android
3 19 (4.28%) Windows
4 18 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.23%) Solaris
7 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (47.75%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 110 (24.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 88 (19.82%) Software Testing
5 87 (19.59%) Test Scripting
6 71 (15.99%) Test Automation
7 58 (13.06%) Scrum
8 57 (12.84%) BDD
9 55 (12.39%) Regression Testing
10 51 (11.49%) TDD
11 49 (11.04%) Test Strategy
12 40 (9.01%) Automation Testing
13 35 (7.88%) Test Management
14 30 (6.76%) Integration Testing
15 28 (6.31%) Web Testing
16 25 (5.63%) Risk Management
17 23 (5.18%) Functional Testing
18 22 (4.95%) System Testing
19 21 (4.73%) Security Testing
19 21 (4.73%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 141 (31.76%) SQL
2 62 (13.96%) Java
3 38 (8.56%) C#
4 21 (4.73%) Python
4 21 (4.73%) Ruby
5 17 (3.83%) JavaScript
6 10 (2.25%) C++
7 8 (1.80%) PHP
7 8 (1.80%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.58%) Perl
8 7 (1.58%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.13%) XPath
9 5 (1.13%) VB
9 5 (1.13%) C
10 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.68%) VBA
11 3 (0.68%) VBScript
12 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.45%) Delphi
12 2 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 95 (21.40%) ISEB
2 62 (13.96%) ISTQB
3 18 (4.05%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.60%) Degree
4 16 (3.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (1.80%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 4 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.68%) PMP
8 3 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) ACSP
9 1 (0.23%) MCITP
9 1 (0.23%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.23%) MCSE
9 1 (0.23%) MCSA
9 1 (0.23%) CCNP
9 1 (0.23%) CCIP
9 1 (0.23%) CCNA
9 1 (0.23%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (33.11%) QA
2 6 (1.35%) Basel III
3 3 (0.68%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) GMP
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 72 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 78 (17.57%) Oracle
2 48 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 21 (4.73%) HP
4 18 (4.05%) SAP
5 9 (2.03%) Perforce
6 7 (1.58%) JD Edwards
7 4 (0.90%) Sybase
8 3 (0.68%) hybris
8 3 (0.68%) Informatica
8 3 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.68%) ATG
8 3 (0.68%) Northgate
9 2 (0.45%) Orchard
9 2 (0.45%) Apple
9 2 (0.45%) IBM
9 2 (0.45%) Adobe
9 2 (0.45%) Progress
9 2 (0.45%) Demandware
9 2 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.23%) SolarWinds
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