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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK / England
Rank 330 380 383
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 247 220 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.58% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 150 157
Median daily rate £350 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
34168 38153 36576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.40% 82.03% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22805 25059 24007
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 850 1101 978
Median hourly rate £33.86 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.70% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +13 87 £375 - 31
South East +12 29 £375 +15.38% 19
Yorkshire +16 28 £298 +8.18% 12
South West +21 27 £338 - 6
East of England +11 22 £438 +75.00% 6
North West +18 16 £400 +52.38% 9
West Midlands -3 16 £385 +13.65% 8
East Midlands -1 13 £324 +7.91% 5
North East - 8 £275 -
Midlands +1 1 £350 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 302 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (36.29%) Automated Testing
2 180 (36.29%) Selenium
3 179 (36.09%) QA
4 143 (28.83%) Scrum
5 136 (27.42%) Test Scripting
6 118 (23.79%) Java
7 112 (22.58%) SQL
8 105 (21.17%) BDD
9 103 (20.77%) Cucumber
10 91 (18.35%) Test Automation
11 90 (18.15%) Software Testing
12 86 (17.34%) Automation Testing
13 84 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
14 82 (16.53%) Finance
14 82 (16.53%) .NET
15 78 (15.73%) JIRA
16 76 (15.32%) Regression Testing
17 69 (13.91%) Functional Testing
18 63 (12.70%) WebDriver
19 59 (11.90%) SQL Server
20 58 (11.69%) TDD
21 57 (11.49%) Performance Testing
22 55 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
22 55 (11.09%) C#
23 51 (10.28%) Jenkins
24 50 (10.08%) Oracle
25 49 (9.88%) ISEB
26 47 (9.48%) ISTQB
27 46 (9.27%) Software Engineering

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 15 (3.02%) CMS
2 13 (2.62%) Confluence
3 9 (1.81%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.21%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.20%) Drupal
Applications
1 18 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Office
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.20%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.81%) GitHub
2 3 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.40%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.81%) HTTP
2 3 (0.60%) SSH
3 2 (0.40%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (0.40%) Firewall
3 2 (0.40%) Internet
3 2 (0.40%) Network Security
4 1 (0.20%) ATM
4 1 (0.20%) CHAP
4 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.03%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.02%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.81%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.61%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.81%) DB2
9 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.40%) MySQL
11 2 (0.40%) PowerCenter
12 1 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.20%) DataStage
12 1 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.20%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 180 (36.29%) Selenium
2 103 (20.77%) Cucumber
3 78 (15.73%) JIRA
4 63 (12.70%) WebDriver
5 51 (10.28%) Jenkins
6 42 (8.47%) Visual Studio
7 39 (7.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (7.26%) SoapUI
9 31 (6.25%) Git (software)
10 29 (5.85%) JMeter
11 23 (4.64%) Maven
11 23 (4.64%) SpecFlow
12 21 (4.23%) Appium
13 15 (3.02%) HP UFT
13 15 (3.02%) JBehave
14 14 (2.82%) JUnit
14 14 (2.82%) TeamCity
15 11 (2.22%) Ant
15 11 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 11 (2.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 82 (16.53%) Finance
2 42 (8.47%) Banking
3 26 (5.24%) Retail
4 14 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.21%) Marketing
7 5 (1.01%) Back Office
7 5 (1.01%) Legal
7 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.01%) Publishing
7 5 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.81%) Advertising
8 4 (0.81%) Front Office
8 4 (0.81%) Games
9 3 (0.60%) Automotive
9 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 191 (38.51%) Analyst
2 177 (35.69%) Test Analyst
3 147 (29.64%) Tester
4 67 (13.51%) Test Engineer
5 37 (7.46%) Automation Test Analyst
5 37 (7.46%) Manual Test Analyst
6 35 (7.06%) QA Engineer
7 32 (6.45%) Developer
8 31 (6.25%) Automation Tester
9 29 (5.85%) QA Tester
9 29 (5.85%) Test Leader
10 28 (5.65%) QA Analyst
11 26 (5.24%) Manual Tester
12 25 (5.04%) Software Tester
13 24 (4.84%) Test Manager
14 23 (4.64%) Developer in Test
15 22 (4.44%) QA Test Analyst
16 20 (4.03%) QA Test Engineer
16 20 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
17 19 (3.83%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (16.53%) .NET
2 43 (8.67%) Gherkin
3 33 (6.65%) XML
4 28 (5.65%) Web Services
5 24 (4.84%) HTML
6 23 (4.64%) REST
7 20 (4.03%) SOAP
8 19 (3.83%) Spring
9 14 (2.82%) JSON
10 13 (2.62%) Node.js
11 12 (2.42%) RESTful
12 10 (2.02%) HTML5
13 7 (1.41%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.41%) ASP.NET Web API
14 6 (1.21%) CSS
14 6 (1.21%) XML Messaging
15 5 (1.01%) ASP.NET
15 5 (1.01%) Middleware
15 5 (1.01%) WebSockets
16 4 (0.81%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.62%) Visualisation
4 8 (1.61%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.61%) NHS
5 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.41%) Derivative
6 4 (0.81%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.60%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.60%) Equities
7 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.60%) MPEG
7 3 (0.60%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (0.60%) STB
8 2 (0.40%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.40%) Fintech
8 2 (0.40%) User Experience
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.65%) Linux
1 33 (6.65%) Windows
2 25 (5.04%) Unix
3 19 (3.83%) Android
4 16 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.60%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (36.29%) Automated Testing
3 143 (28.83%) Scrum
4 136 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 105 (21.17%) BDD
6 91 (18.35%) Test Automation
7 90 (18.15%) Software Testing
8 86 (17.34%) Automation Testing
9 84 (16.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 76 (15.32%) Regression Testing
11 69 (13.91%) Functional Testing
12 58 (11.69%) TDD
13 57 (11.49%) Performance Testing
14 55 (11.09%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (9.27%) Software Engineering
16 44 (8.87%) Non-Functional Testing
17 42 (8.47%) Integration Testing
18 41 (8.27%) Kanban
19 40 (8.06%) Waterfall
20 39 (7.86%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (23.79%) Java
2 112 (22.58%) SQL
3 55 (11.09%) C#
4 39 (7.86%) Python
5 34 (6.85%) Ruby
6 22 (4.44%) JavaScript
7 20 (4.03%) C++
8 17 (3.43%) Perl
9 15 (3.02%) C
9 15 (3.02%) Groovy
10 12 (2.42%) VBScript
11 7 (1.41%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.21%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.21%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.01%) PHP
13 5 (1.01%) Scala
14 4 (0.81%) COBOL
14 4 (0.81%) JCL
14 4 (0.81%) VB
14 4 (0.81%) XPath
Qualifications
1 49 (9.88%) ISEB
2 47 (9.48%) ISTQB
3 26 (5.24%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.23%) Degree
5 18 (3.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.81%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.40%) PMP
11 1 (0.20%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (36.09%) QA
2 13 (2.62%) SDET
3 8 (1.61%) WCAG
4 7 (1.41%) WAI
5 3 (0.60%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.60%) GMP
6 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.40%) EMIR
6 2 (0.40%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) SEPA
7 1 (0.20%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 29 (5.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.20%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.20%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.20%) Oozie
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 50 (10.08%) Oracle
2 40 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.03%) HP
4 10 (2.02%) Splunk
5 9 (1.81%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.81%) Sitecore
6 7 (1.41%) SAP
7 6 (1.21%) Workday
8 5 (1.01%) Google
9 3 (0.60%) CA
9 3 (0.60%) CheckPoint
9 3 (0.60%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.60%) hybris
9 3 (0.60%) Informatica
10 2 (0.40%) Apple
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco
10 2 (0.40%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.40%) Tableau
10 2 (0.40%) webMethods
10 2 (0.40%) Xamarin
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