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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 446 385 392
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 185 265 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.62% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 182 164
Median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £190.00 £31.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+503.17% +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%
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
41114 42561 40203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.07% 80.48% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27376 28207 25378
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 984 1150 1116
Median hourly rate £29.25 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.96% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +8 97 £375 +10.29% 36
South East -33 24 £325 +18.18% 20
South West +7 15 £278 +11.00% 10
North West +2 13 £275 -15.38% 11
West Midlands -25 11 £311 +13.18% 8
Yorkshire -27 9 £325 +16.07% 9
East of England +12 7 £281 -8.16% 7
North East -17 5 £361 +60.55%
East Midlands -1 4 £308 -5.38% 2
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 191 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (34.00%) QA
3 116 (28.78%) Automated Testing
4 93 (23.08%) SQL
5 92 (22.83%) Selenium
6 91 (22.58%) Test Scripting
7 79 (19.60%) Finance
8 71 (17.62%) Java
8 71 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 65 (16.13%) Scrum
10 64 (15.88%) JIRA
11 61 (15.14%) Functional Testing
12 60 (14.89%) ISEB
13 55 (13.65%) ISTQB
14 54 (13.40%) Automation Testing
15 53 (13.15%) Cucumber
16 49 (12.16%) BDD
16 49 (12.16%) Regression Testing
17 48 (11.91%) Software Testing
18 46 (11.41%) Test Automation
19 45 (11.17%) Test Strategy
20 42 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
21 40 (9.93%) Non-Functional Testing
21 40 (9.93%) Integration Testing
22 39 (9.68%) .NET
23 37 (9.18%) Defect Management
24 35 (8.68%) C#
25 34 (8.44%) Oracle
26 33 (8.19%) Banking
27 32 (7.94%) HP Quality Center

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 7 (1.74%) CMS
2 5 (1.24%) Confluence
2 5 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) Drupal
5 1 (0.25%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (1.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.25%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.99%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) Internet
2 3 (0.74%) PuTTY
2 3 (0.74%) SSH
2 3 (0.74%) WinSCP
3 2 (0.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.25%) CDMA
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) SAN
4 1 (0.25%) SCCP
4 1 (0.25%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.25%) Skype
4 1 (0.25%) snoop
4 1 (0.25%) SS7
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.25%) Wireless
4 1 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.49%) MySQL
4 6 (1.49%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
5 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.50%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.50%) QlikView
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.25%) Big Data
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 92 (22.83%) Selenium
2 64 (15.88%) JIRA
3 53 (13.15%) Cucumber
4 32 (7.94%) WebDriver
5 23 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (4.96%) HP UFT
7 19 (4.71%) Jenkins
7 19 (4.71%) JMeter
8 17 (4.22%) Git (software)
9 14 (3.47%) LoadRunner
10 13 (3.23%) SoapUI
11 12 (2.98%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.99%) Appium
13 6 (1.49%) RSpec
13 6 (1.49%) Zephyr
14 5 (1.24%) Burp Suite
14 5 (1.24%) JUnit
14 5 (1.24%) Maven
14 5 (1.24%) Protractor
14 5 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 79 (19.60%) Finance
2 33 (8.19%) Banking
3 24 (5.96%) Retail
4 13 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.23%) Games
6 8 (1.99%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.24%) Publishing
7 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.99%) Legal
9 3 (0.74%) Back Office
9 3 (0.74%) Electronics
9 3 (0.74%) Front Office
9 3 (0.74%) Marketing
9 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.50%) Billing
10 2 (0.50%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 180 (44.67%) Analyst
2 163 (40.45%) Test Analyst
3 124 (30.77%) Tester
4 48 (11.91%) Manual Tester
5 45 (11.17%) Manual Test Analyst
6 31 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 31 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 30 (7.44%) QA Tester
8 28 (6.95%) Test Engineer
9 24 (5.96%) QA Analyst
10 23 (5.71%) QA Engineer
11 22 (5.46%) Automation Test Analyst
11 22 (5.46%) Automation Tester
12 16 (3.97%) Software Tester
13 15 (3.72%) Agile Test Analyst
13 15 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
14 14 (3.47%) Banking Analyst
14 14 (3.47%) SQL Analyst
14 14 (3.47%) Web Analyst
15 13 (3.23%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.68%) .NET
2 25 (6.20%) Web Services
3 18 (4.47%) Gherkin
3 18 (4.47%) REST
4 15 (3.72%) RESTful
5 12 (2.98%) HTML
6 11 (2.73%) CSS
6 11 (2.73%) SOAP
7 10 (2.48%) XML
8 7 (1.74%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.74%) Middleware
9 6 (1.49%) HTML5
10 5 (1.24%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.99%) JSON
12 3 (0.74%) JSP
12 3 (0.74%) Node.js
13 2 (0.50%) J2EE
13 2 (0.50%) JDBC
13 2 (0.50%) Servlets
13 2 (0.50%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.72%) Derivative
3 13 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.99%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.74%) User Experience
6 6 (1.49%) Equities
6 6 (1.49%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.49%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.24%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.24%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.99%) Fintech
8 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.99%) Mathematics
9 3 (0.74%) Apple TV
9 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.74%) MPEG
9 3 (0.74%) Social Media
9 3 (0.74%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (5.21%) Windows
2 18 (4.47%) Linux
3 17 (4.22%) Unix
4 7 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.49%) Android
6 3 (0.74%) VMS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (28.78%) Automated Testing
3 91 (22.58%) Test Scripting
4 71 (17.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 65 (16.13%) Scrum
6 61 (15.14%) Functional Testing
7 54 (13.40%) Automation Testing
8 49 (12.16%) BDD
8 49 (12.16%) Regression Testing
9 48 (11.91%) Software Testing
10 46 (11.41%) Test Automation
11 45 (11.17%) Test Strategy
12 40 (9.93%) Integration Testing
12 40 (9.93%) Non-Functional Testing
13 37 (9.18%) Defect Management
14 30 (7.44%) Exploratory Testing
15 26 (6.45%) E-Commerce
15 26 (6.45%) Test Planning
16 25 (6.20%) System Integration Testing
16 25 (6.20%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (23.08%) SQL
2 71 (17.62%) Java
3 35 (8.68%) C#
4 27 (6.70%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.21%) Ruby
6 15 (3.72%) VB
7 14 (3.47%) Python
8 13 (3.23%) C++
9 11 (2.73%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.48%) PHP
11 8 (1.99%) VBScript
12 5 (1.24%) VBA
13 4 (0.99%) C
13 4 (0.99%) Perl
13 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.25%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 60 (14.89%) ISEB
2 55 (13.65%) ISTQB
3 19 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.47%) Degree
5 14 (3.47%) SC Cleared
6 7 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.74%) CISSP
8 3 (0.74%) CLAS
9 2 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.50%) MCAD
9 2 (0.50%) MCSD
9 2 (0.50%) MCTS
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (34.00%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) SDET
2 4 (0.99%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.50%) EMIR
3 2 (0.50%) MiFID
4 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) GMP
4 1 (0.25%) WAI
4 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) Docker
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 32 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) Control-M
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 34 (8.44%) Oracle
2 23 (5.71%) HP
3 18 (4.47%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.73%) SAP
5 4 (0.99%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.74%) Apple
7 2 (0.50%) hybris
7 2 (0.50%) IBM
7 2 (0.50%) Informatica
7 2 (0.50%) Rally
7 2 (0.50%) Siebel
8 1 (0.25%) Citrix
8 1 (0.25%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.25%) Gigya
8 1 (0.25%) IFS
8 1 (0.25%) JDA
8 1 (0.25%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.25%) Progress
8 1 (0.25%) Sitecore
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 6months
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £407.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Rate: Up to £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day web tester, Jira, Quality
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
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Rate: £375 - £425 per day
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