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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 368 359 307
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -52
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 224 210 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.42% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.58% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 134 160
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£300 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £285 £265
% change year-on-year
+0.87% +7.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
39047 35944 38456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.01% 74.50% 72.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24929 22718 22716
Average daily rate £413 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1092 1003 1444
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £48.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014. 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 +11 119 £325 -13.33% 31
South East -5 40 £290 +4.50% 24
East of England -1 23 £284 +3.18% 12
Yorkshire -10 14 £300 +9.09% 8
South West -22 9 £288 - 12
East Midlands +4 8 £275 -0.90%
North West -11 7 £320 +6.66% 9
West Midlands -23 4 £256 -29.31% 5
North East -34 1 - -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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.

1 204 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (36.78%) SQL
3 129 (31.01%) Automated Testing
4 123 (29.57%) Selenium
5 121 (29.09%) QA
6 103 (24.76%) Test Scripting
7 91 (21.88%) Finance
8 81 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
9 80 (19.23%) ISEB
10 79 (18.99%) Java
10 79 (18.99%) HP Quality Center
11 76 (18.27%) Scrum
12 69 (16.59%) Software Testing
13 67 (16.11%) Oracle
14 65 (15.63%) TDD
15 59 (14.18%) ISTQB
16 55 (13.22%) BDD
17 53 (12.74%) .NET
18 52 (12.50%) WebDriver
19 50 (12.02%) Test Automation
20 47 (11.30%) JIRA
21 45 (10.82%) Regression Testing
22 43 (10.34%) Cucumber
23 42 (10.10%) Automation Testing
23 42 (10.10%) Web Services
23 42 (10.10%) E-Commerce
24 40 (9.62%) C#
24 40 (9.62%) Banking
24 40 (9.62%) Test Strategy
25 39 (9.38%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 10 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (1.20%) Apache
3 5 (1.20%) CMS
4 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.48%) IIS
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.24%) SAS
5 1 (0.24%) Drupal
5 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.24%) WordPress
5 1 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.24%) Confluence
Applications
1 13 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.96%) Final Cut Pro
2 4 (0.96%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) Mingle
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.96%) Maximo
3 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.48%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.48%) Magento
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.24%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
1 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.24%) Office 365
1 1 (0.24%) Basecamp
1 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.88%) HTTP
2 3 (0.72%) 3G
2 3 (0.72%) 2G
2 3 (0.72%) 4G
3 2 (0.48%) ATM
4 1 (0.24%) WAN
4 1 (0.24%) DVB
4 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.24%) DMZ
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.24%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.65%) SQL Server
1 36 (8.65%) Oracle Database
2 18 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (3.85%) MySQL
4 14 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.20%) PowerCenter
6 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.96%) SQL Navigator
6 4 (0.96%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (0.48%) Big Data
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 123 (29.57%) Selenium
2 52 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 47 (11.30%) JIRA
4 43 (10.34%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 26 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 26 (6.25%) Visual Studio
7 23 (5.53%) SoapUI
8 20 (4.81%) JUnit
9 19 (4.57%) JMeter
10 16 (3.85%) Maven
11 12 (2.88%) SpecFlow
11 12 (2.88%) Toad
12 10 (2.40%) Jenkins
13 9 (2.16%) Capybara
13 9 (2.16%) Bugzilla
13 9 (2.16%) LoadRunner
13 9 (2.16%) MSTest
13 9 (2.16%) TestNG
14 8 (1.92%) Eclipse
General
1 91 (21.88%) Finance
2 40 (9.62%) Banking
3 23 (5.53%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.64%) Retail
5 6 (1.44%) Advertising
5 6 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (1.44%) Electronics
5 6 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.20%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.96%) Front Office
8 3 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.72%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.48%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Legal
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Military
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 201 (48.32%) Analyst
2 182 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 141 (33.89%) Tester
4 37 (8.89%) QA Tester
5 34 (8.17%) Test Engineer
6 26 (6.25%) Manual Tester
7 23 (5.53%) Agile Test Analyst
8 19 (4.57%) Software Tester
9 17 (4.09%) QA Engineer
10 15 (3.61%) QA Analyst
10 15 (3.61%) Automation Tester
11 13 (3.13%) Test Leader
12 12 (2.88%) Consultant
13 11 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (2.64%) QA Test Analyst
13 11 (2.64%) Technical Tester
14 10 (2.40%) Test Consultant
14 10 (2.40%) Lead Test Analyst
14 10 (2.40%) Senior Test Analyst
14 10 (2.40%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (12.74%) .NET
2 42 (10.10%) Web Services
3 32 (7.69%) XML
4 27 (6.49%) REST
5 22 (5.29%) SOAP
6 16 (3.85%) JSON
7 13 (3.13%) Gherkin
8 12 (2.88%) HTML
9 9 (2.16%) CSS
10 7 (1.68%) RESTful
11 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.72%) XSD
12 3 (0.72%) XSLT
12 3 (0.72%) J2ME
12 3 (0.72%) WAP
13 2 (0.48%) Middleware
13 2 (0.48%) XHTML
13 2 (0.48%) Hibernate
13 2 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 23 (5.53%) Derivative
4 19 (4.57%) Credit Risk
4 19 (4.57%) Credit Derivative
5 18 (4.33%) Data Structures
6 11 (2.64%) Equities
6 11 (2.64%) EMV
6 11 (2.64%) Smartcard
7 9 (2.16%) Open Source
7 9 (2.16%) User Experience
8 8 (1.92%) iPad
8 8 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.92%) Handset
9 7 (1.68%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.20%) Video on Demand
10 5 (1.20%) NHS
11 4 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.96%) DTV
11 4 (0.96%) STB
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.69%) Windows
2 25 (6.01%) UNIX
2 25 (6.01%) Apple iOS
3 24 (5.77%) Linux
4 20 (4.81%) Android
5 7 (1.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (31.01%) Automated Testing
3 103 (24.76%) Test Scripting
4 81 (19.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 76 (18.27%) Scrum
6 69 (16.59%) Software Testing
7 65 (15.63%) TDD
8 55 (13.22%) BDD
9 50 (12.02%) Test Automation
10 45 (10.82%) Regression Testing
11 42 (10.10%) E-Commerce
11 42 (10.10%) Automation Testing
12 40 (9.62%) Test Strategy
13 26 (6.25%) System Testing
14 23 (5.53%) Integration Testing
15 22 (5.29%) Web Testing
15 22 (5.29%) User Stories
16 21 (5.05%) Test Planning
16 21 (5.05%) Risk Management
17 20 (4.81%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 153 (36.78%) SQL
2 79 (18.99%) Java
3 40 (9.62%) C#
4 26 (6.25%) Ruby
5 19 (4.57%) JavaScript
6 12 (2.88%) Python
7 10 (2.40%) PHP
8 7 (1.68%) Perl
8 7 (1.68%) VB
9 6 (1.44%) C++
9 6 (1.44%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.96%) VBA
10 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.96%) XPath
11 3 (0.72%) Groovy
11 3 (0.72%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.72%) VBScript
11 3 (0.72%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 80 (19.23%) ISEB
2 59 (14.18%) ISTQB
3 14 (3.37%) Degree
4 11 (2.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.24%) CEH
7 1 (0.24%) ACSA
7 1 (0.24%) MCDST
7 1 (0.24%) MCTS
7 1 (0.24%) MCITP
7 1 (0.24%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) ACSP
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.24%) RHCE
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.24%) MCSA
7 1 (0.24%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (29.09%) QA
2 10 (2.40%) Basel III
3 1 (0.24%) HL7
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 79 (18.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 67 (16.11%) Oracle
2 34 (8.17%) HP
3 31 (7.45%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.40%) SAP
4 10 (2.40%) ATG
5 9 (2.16%) hybris
6 7 (1.68%) Adobe
6 7 (1.68%) IBM
6 7 (1.68%) Informatica
7 5 (1.20%) Apple
8 4 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (0.96%) Cerner
9 3 (0.72%) Red Gate
9 3 (0.72%) Sun
10 2 (0.48%) Cisco
10 2 (0.48%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.48%) Demandware
10 2 (0.48%) FatWire
10 2 (0.48%) VMware
11 1 (0.24%) Telerik
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