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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 395 361 357
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 187 197 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.41% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.55% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 131 99
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£300 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
Manual Testing
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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
37734 36043 31566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.13% 74.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24299 23133 19378
Average daily rate £418 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 1110 988
Average hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -42 69 £325 -7.14% 34
South East -17 30 £325 +8.33% 16
South West +26 21 £300 -6.40% 4
East of England +8 21 £290 -10.76% 14
North West -8 21 £256 -17.33% 11
Yorkshire -7 20 £300 +11.62% 8
West Midlands -10 2 £255 - 1
East Midlands -14 2 £353 +38.23% 3
Manual Testing
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 178 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (37.35%) QA
3 119 (28.67%) SQL
4 117 (28.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 91 (21.93%) Test Scripting
6 86 (20.72%) Finance
7 85 (20.48%) Automated Testing
8 84 (20.24%) ISEB
9 79 (19.04%) Selenium
10 78 (18.80%) Software Testing
11 76 (18.31%) .NET
12 62 (14.94%) Oracle
13 57 (13.73%) Visual Studio
14 51 (12.29%) Java
15 49 (11.81%) ISTQB
15 49 (11.81%) Test Automation
16 48 (11.57%) Microsoft
17 45 (10.84%) Scrum
18 44 (10.60%) Regression Testing
19 43 (10.36%) JIRA
19 43 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
20 42 (10.12%) BDD
21 41 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
21 41 (9.88%) C#
22 40 (9.64%) Test Management
23 35 (8.43%) Test Strategy
23 35 (8.43%) Automation Testing
23 35 (8.43%) Oracle Database
24 34 (8.19%) E-Commerce
25 33 (7.95%) WebDriver

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.20%) CMS
3 4 (0.96%) ATG Dynamo
4 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.24%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.24%) SAS
6 1 (0.24%) JBoss
6 1 (0.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.24%) uiautomator
6 1 (0.24%) Drupal
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 32 (7.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.17%) MS Office
3 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.72%) SAP BCA
2 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.24%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.48%) SaaS
1 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.48%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.24%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.37%) Internet
2 2 (0.48%) HTTP
2 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.24%) Wireless
3 1 (0.24%) FTP
3 1 (0.24%) Broadband
3 1 (0.24%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.43%) Oracle Database
2 24 (5.78%) SQL Server
3 19 (4.58%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (4.10%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.45%) SAP BW
6 6 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.20%) MS Access
7 5 (1.20%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.96%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.72%) MySQL
9 3 (0.72%) DB2
9 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 79 (19.04%) Selenium
2 57 (13.73%) Visual Studio
3 43 (10.36%) JIRA
4 41 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (7.95%) WebDriver
6 30 (7.23%) SpecFlow
7 20 (4.82%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.86%) QuickTest Pro
9 14 (3.37%) SoapUI
10 12 (2.89%) Jenkins
11 8 (1.93%) LoadRunner
11 8 (1.93%) Bugzilla
12 6 (1.45%) JUnit
13 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (1.20%) Calabash
13 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
14 4 (0.96%) JMeter
15 3 (0.72%) Xcode
15 3 (0.72%) Grunt
15 3 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 86 (20.72%) Finance
2 21 (5.06%) Banking
3 13 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.89%) Billing
4 12 (2.89%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.65%) Retail
6 10 (2.41%) Games
7 5 (1.20%) Automotive
8 3 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.72%) Marketing
8 3 (0.72%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.48%) Front Office
9 2 (0.48%) Back Office
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 210 (50.60%) Analyst
2 190 (45.78%) Test Analyst
3 115 (27.71%) Tester
4 43 (10.36%) Test Leader
5 31 (7.47%) Test Engineer
6 27 (6.51%) Senior Test Analyst
6 27 (6.51%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (5.54%) Test Manager
8 21 (5.06%) Software Tester
9 20 (4.82%) QA Engineer
10 19 (4.58%) Developer
11 17 (4.10%) Agile Test Analyst
12 15 (3.61%) QA Analyst
13 12 (2.89%) Manual Tester
14 11 (2.65%) Senior Tester
14 11 (2.65%) Consultant
15 10 (2.41%) Systems Analyst
16 9 (2.17%) QA Test Analyst
16 9 (2.17%) QA Tester
17 8 (1.93%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (18.31%) .NET
2 22 (5.30%) HTML
2 22 (5.30%) XML
3 19 (4.58%) SOAP
4 15 (3.61%) Web Services
5 9 (2.17%) Gherkin
6 7 (1.69%) ASP.NET
7 6 (1.45%) REST
7 6 (1.45%) CSS
8 4 (0.96%) JMS
8 4 (0.96%) Java RMI
8 4 (0.96%) XML-RPC
9 3 (0.72%) JDBC
9 3 (0.72%) J2EE
9 3 (0.72%) RESTful
10 2 (0.48%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.48%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.24%) WinForms
11 1 (0.24%) COM
11 1 (0.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (4.82%) Mobile App
2 9 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 6 (1.45%) Fixed Income
4 5 (1.20%) Equities
5 4 (0.96%) iSeries
5 4 (0.96%) Online Games
5 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.72%) Derivative
6 3 (0.72%) AS400
6 3 (0.72%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.48%) Open Source
7 2 (0.48%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.48%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.48%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.48%) User Experience
7 2 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.48%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.48%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.02%) Linux
2 17 (4.10%) UNIX
3 13 (3.13%) Android
4 12 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.17%) Windows
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.24%) Solaris
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (28.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 91 (21.93%) Test Scripting
4 85 (20.48%) Automated Testing
5 78 (18.80%) Software Testing
6 49 (11.81%) Test Automation
7 45 (10.84%) Scrum
8 44 (10.60%) Regression Testing
9 42 (10.12%) BDD
10 40 (9.64%) Test Management
11 35 (8.43%) Test Strategy
11 35 (8.43%) Automation Testing
12 34 (8.19%) E-Commerce
13 28 (6.75%) TDD
14 26 (6.27%) Integration Testing
15 22 (5.30%) Waterfall
16 21 (5.06%) Security Testing
16 21 (5.06%) System Testing
16 21 (5.06%) CRM
17 20 (4.82%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (28.67%) SQL
2 51 (12.29%) Java
3 41 (9.88%) C#
4 16 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.37%) Python
6 11 (2.65%) PL/SQL
7 8 (1.93%) C++
7 8 (1.93%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.20%) VB
8 5 (1.20%) VBA
9 4 (0.96%) VBScript
9 4 (0.96%) C
9 4 (0.96%) PHP
9 4 (0.96%) Ruby
10 3 (0.72%) Perl
10 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.48%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.48%) Groovy
12 1 (0.24%) Korn
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 84 (20.24%) ISEB
2 49 (11.81%) ISTQB
3 21 (5.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.41%) Degree
5 5 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.24%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (37.35%) QA
2 5 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.24%) Basel II
4 1 (0.24%) GMP
4 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 43 (10.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 62 (14.94%) Oracle
2 48 (11.57%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.58%) SAP
4 10 (2.41%) HP
5 7 (1.69%) Perforce
6 5 (1.20%) ATG
7 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.72%) Cadence
8 3 (0.72%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.48%) Remedy
9 2 (0.48%) IBM
9 2 (0.48%) Coremetrics
9 2 (0.48%) Endeca
9 2 (0.48%) Google
10 1 (0.24%) Telerik
10 1 (0.24%) Murex
10 1 (0.24%) Calypso
10 1 (0.24%) Hyperion
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.24%) ForgeRock
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 per day + .
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £180 - £250 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago