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 26 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 366 352 337
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 220 204 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.43% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.57% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 141 122
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£300 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.35%
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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
37399 36055 30415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.45% 75.45% 73.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 23601 22445 18639
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £574 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1079 1080 1020
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.14 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 26 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 26 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 -26 82 £350 -6.66% 30
East of England +31 44 £300 -7.69% 5
South East -3 40 £290 -12.12% 18
Yorkshire -1 19 £275 +15.78% 7
North West -21 14 £254 -18.14% 11
West Midlands -4 7 £263 -12.82% 4
South West -7 7 £315 +0.80% 4
East Midlands -5 5 £290 +13.72% 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 202 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (38.36%) QA
3 125 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 124 (27.49%) SQL
5 105 (23.28%) Selenium
6 100 (22.17%) Automated Testing
7 98 (21.73%) ISEB
8 97 (21.51%) Software Testing
9 94 (20.84%) Test Scripting
10 93 (20.62%) Finance
11 88 (19.51%) .NET
12 72 (15.96%) Test Automation
13 65 (14.41%) Visual Studio
13 65 (14.41%) ISTQB
14 63 (13.97%) BDD
15 61 (13.53%) Oracle
16 59 (13.08%) Microsoft
16 59 (13.08%) Scrum
17 58 (12.86%) Regression Testing
18 55 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
19 53 (11.75%) JIRA
20 52 (11.53%) HP Quality Center
20 52 (11.53%) Java
21 49 (10.86%) C#
22 46 (10.20%) Test Strategy
23 44 (9.76%) Automation Testing
23 44 (9.76%) TDD
24 42 (9.31%) Test Management
25 39 (8.65%) SpecFlow
26 38 (8.43%) WebDriver

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 11 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.11%) Confluence
3 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (0.89%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.67%) IIS
4 3 (0.67%) uiautomator
5 2 (0.44%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.22%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 24 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.55%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.67%) SAP BCA
4 2 (0.44%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.77%) Internet
2 5 (1.11%) ATM
3 4 (0.89%) HTTP
4 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.22%) Intranet
6 1 (0.22%) Wireless
6 1 (0.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.87%) Oracle Database
2 22 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 20 (4.43%) Relational Database
4 18 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.00%) MySQL
7 8 (1.77%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.44%) EDMS
10 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.22%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.22%) SAP BI
11 1 (0.22%) DB2
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 105 (23.28%) Selenium
2 65 (14.41%) Visual Studio
3 55 (12.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (11.75%) JIRA
5 39 (8.65%) SpecFlow
6 38 (8.43%) WebDriver
7 24 (5.32%) Cucumber
8 20 (4.43%) QuickTest Pro
9 19 (4.21%) SoapUI
10 16 (3.55%) Jenkins
11 11 (2.44%) Calabash
12 9 (2.00%) JMeter
12 9 (2.00%) JUnit
13 8 (1.77%) TestNG
13 8 (1.77%) Appium
14 7 (1.55%) LoadRunner
14 7 (1.55%) Subversion
14 7 (1.55%) MSTest
15 6 (1.33%) Git (software)
15 6 (1.33%) Maven
General
1 93 (20.62%) Finance
2 18 (3.99%) Banking
3 13 (2.88%) Games
4 10 (2.22%) Retail
5 9 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.67%) Marketing
7 3 (0.67%) Billing
8 2 (0.44%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.44%) Automotive
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 205 (45.45%) Analyst
2 195 (43.24%) Test Analyst
3 110 (24.39%) Tester
4 48 (10.64%) Test Leader
5 41 (9.09%) Test Engineer
6 33 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
6 33 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
7 31 (6.87%) Test Manager
8 23 (5.10%) QA Engineer
9 19 (4.21%) Developer
9 19 (4.21%) QA Analyst
10 18 (3.99%) Software Tester
11 16 (3.55%) Manual Tester
12 15 (3.33%) QA Test Analyst
13 14 (3.10%) QA Tester
14 13 (2.88%) Consultant
15 12 (2.66%) Test Consultant
15 12 (2.66%) Agile Test Analyst
16 11 (2.44%) Automation Tester
17 10 (2.22%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (19.51%) .NET
2 34 (7.54%) XML
3 27 (5.99%) HTML
4 20 (4.43%) Web Services
5 18 (3.99%) SOAP
6 14 (3.10%) REST
7 13 (2.88%) Gherkin
8 9 (2.00%) CSS
9 6 (1.33%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.89%) RESTful
10 4 (0.89%) XML-RPC
10 4 (0.89%) JMS
10 4 (0.89%) Java RMI
10 4 (0.89%) XSD
10 4 (0.89%) XSLT
11 3 (0.67%) JDBC
11 3 (0.67%) J2EE
11 3 (0.67%) Android SDK
11 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.32%) Mobile App
2 17 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (1.77%) Client/Server
4 7 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (1.55%) IPTV
5 6 (1.33%) Online Games
5 6 (1.33%) Derivative
6 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.11%) Streaming Media
6 5 (1.11%) User Experience
6 5 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.89%) STB
7 4 (0.89%) Equities
7 4 (0.89%) W3C
8 3 (0.67%) Biometrics
8 3 (0.67%) IVR
8 3 (0.67%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (0.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.76%) Linux
2 20 (4.43%) Android
3 18 (3.99%) UNIX
3 18 (3.99%) Apple iOS
4 15 (3.33%) Windows
5 2 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (0.44%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.44%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
5 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.22%) Solaris
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (27.72%) User Acceptance Testing
3 100 (22.17%) Automated Testing
4 97 (21.51%) Software Testing
5 94 (20.84%) Test Scripting
6 72 (15.96%) Test Automation
7 63 (13.97%) BDD
8 59 (13.08%) Scrum
9 58 (12.86%) Regression Testing
10 46 (10.20%) Test Strategy
11 44 (9.76%) Automation Testing
11 44 (9.76%) TDD
12 42 (9.31%) Test Management
13 33 (7.32%) Integration Testing
14 25 (5.54%) E-Commerce
14 25 (5.54%) Web Testing
14 25 (5.54%) Security Testing
15 22 (4.88%) Waterfall
15 22 (4.88%) Performance Testing
16 19 (4.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 124 (27.49%) SQL
2 52 (11.53%) Java
3 49 (10.86%) C#
4 24 (5.32%) JavaScript
5 22 (4.88%) Python
6 17 (3.77%) Ruby
7 13 (2.88%) C++
8 8 (1.77%) Perl
8 8 (1.77%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.33%) VB
9 6 (1.33%) PHP
9 6 (1.33%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.11%) C
10 5 (1.11%) VBA
10 5 (1.11%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.89%) XPath
12 3 (0.67%) VBScript
13 2 (0.44%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.44%) Groovy
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (21.73%) ISEB
2 65 (14.41%) ISTQB
3 23 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (4.21%) Security Cleared
5 14 (3.10%) Degree
6 9 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.67%) PMP
9 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.22%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (38.36%) QA
2 4 (0.89%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.44%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.22%) Basel II
4 1 (0.22%) GMP
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 52 (11.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (13.53%) Oracle
2 59 (13.08%) Microsoft
3 24 (5.32%) SAP
4 10 (2.22%) HP
5 9 (2.00%) Perforce
6 6 (1.33%) JD Edwards
7 5 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.67%) Sybase
8 3 (0.67%) Cadence
8 3 (0.67%) ATG
9 2 (0.44%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.44%) hybris
9 2 (0.44%) Demandware
9 2 (0.44%) Northgate
9 2 (0.44%) Orchard
9 2 (0.44%) Progress
9 2 (0.44%) Remedy
10 1 (0.22%) Adobe
10 1 (0.22%) Murex
10 1 (0.22%) Calypso
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