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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 373 365 361
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 240 217 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.44% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.58% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 162 116
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£300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £30.00 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £30.00 £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
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 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -43 71 £345 +6.15% 32
South East -3 52 £290 +6.42% 23
Yorkshire +5 42 £288 -2.04% 9
North West -8 23 £309 -3.51% 19
South West +2 20 £250 -11.11% 11
East of England -12 13 £250 -23.07% 7
West Midlands +12 11 £275 +69.23% 7
East Midlands +1 5 £325 -2.25% 1
North East - 1 £225 -
Manual Testing
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 199 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (31.87%) QA
3 117 (27.02%) SQL
4 112 (25.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 111 (25.64%) Test Scripting
6 103 (23.79%) Selenium
7 99 (22.86%) Automated Testing
8 90 (20.79%) ISEB
9 86 (19.86%) Finance
10 81 (18.71%) Software Testing
11 70 (16.17%) .NET
12 63 (14.55%) Java
13 61 (14.09%) Oracle
14 60 (13.86%) BDD
15 57 (13.16%) ISTQB
16 55 (12.70%) Test Automation
17 51 (11.78%) Microsoft
18 50 (11.55%) C#
19 49 (11.32%) Scrum
20 47 (10.85%) E-Commerce
21 46 (10.62%) Test Management
22 44 (10.16%) Cucumber
22 44 (10.16%) Regression Testing
23 42 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
23 42 (9.70%) Automation Testing
24 41 (9.47%) WebDriver
24 41 (9.47%) JIRA
25 40 (9.24%) Visual Studio
26 38 (8.78%) SpecFlow
27 35 (8.08%) HP Quality Center

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (1.85%) CMS
2 5 (1.15%) ATG Dynamo
3 4 (0.92%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.46%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (0.46%) Confluence
5 2 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.23%) Moodle
6 1 (0.23%) SAS
6 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.23%) IIS
6 1 (0.23%) JBoss
6 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (1.15%) MS Office
3 1 (0.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.23%) SAP BCA
3 1 (0.23%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
1 3 (0.69%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) GitHub
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.92%) Internet
2 3 (0.69%) Wireless
3 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.23%) Broadband
3 1 (0.23%) FTP
3 1 (0.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.39%) MS Access
6 5 (1.15%) MySQL
6 5 (1.15%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.92%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.69%) DB2
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.46%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.23%) SAP BI
10 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 103 (23.79%) Selenium
2 44 (10.16%) Cucumber
3 42 (9.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 41 (9.47%) JIRA
4 41 (9.47%) WebDriver
5 40 (9.24%) Visual Studio
6 38 (8.78%) SpecFlow
7 22 (5.08%) SoapUI
8 16 (3.70%) HP UFT
9 12 (2.77%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.31%) LoadRunner
10 10 (2.31%) NUnit
11 8 (1.85%) Subversion
12 7 (1.62%) Bugzilla
12 7 (1.62%) JUnit
13 6 (1.39%) JMeter
13 6 (1.39%) FitNesse
14 5 (1.15%) TeamCity
14 5 (1.15%) Appium
15 4 (0.92%) JBehave
General
1 86 (19.86%) Finance
2 30 (6.93%) Banking
3 16 (3.70%) Retail
4 15 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.31%) Billing
7 8 (1.85%) Automotive
7 8 (1.85%) Back Office
8 7 (1.62%) Games
9 4 (0.92%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.69%) Front Office
11 2 (0.46%) Advertising
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
11 2 (0.46%) Marketing
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 241 (55.66%) Analyst
2 220 (50.81%) Test Analyst
3 128 (29.56%) Tester
4 37 (8.55%) Test Leader
5 30 (6.93%) Test Manager
5 30 (6.93%) Test Engineer
6 29 (6.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 23 (5.31%) Senior Analyst
8 22 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
9 15 (3.46%) Software Tester
9 15 (3.46%) QA Analyst
10 14 (3.23%) Senior Tester
11 12 (2.77%) Developer
11 12 (2.77%) QA Engineer
11 12 (2.77%) Automation Tester
12 11 (2.54%) Systems Analyst
13 10 (2.31%) QA Tester
13 10 (2.31%) Manual Tester
13 10 (2.31%) UAT Tester
13 10 (2.31%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (16.17%) .NET
2 24 (5.54%) SOAP
3 18 (4.16%) HTML
4 16 (3.70%) Gherkin
4 16 (3.70%) XML
5 15 (3.46%) Web Services
6 10 (2.31%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.62%) REST
8 6 (1.39%) CSS
9 3 (0.69%) JMS
9 3 (0.69%) Java RMI
9 3 (0.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (0.69%) LAMP
9 3 (0.69%) XML-RPC
9 3 (0.69%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (0.69%) RESTful
10 2 (0.46%) JDBC
10 2 (0.46%) J2EE
11 1 (0.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.24%) Mobile App
3 8 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (1.39%) AS400
4 6 (1.39%) Fixed Income
4 6 (1.39%) Equities
4 6 (1.39%) Derivative
5 5 (1.15%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.15%) iSeries
5 5 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.92%) Telematics
6 4 (0.92%) NHS
7 3 (0.69%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.46%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.46%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.46%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.46%) User Experience
8 2 (0.46%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.39%) UNIX
2 18 (4.16%) Linux
3 14 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.77%) Android
4 12 (2.77%) Windows
5 1 (0.23%) Solaris
5 1 (0.23%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (45.96%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (25.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 111 (25.64%) Test Scripting
4 99 (22.86%) Automated Testing
5 81 (18.71%) Software Testing
6 60 (13.86%) BDD
7 55 (12.70%) Test Automation
8 49 (11.32%) Scrum
9 47 (10.85%) E-Commerce
10 46 (10.62%) Test Management
11 44 (10.16%) Regression Testing
12 42 (9.70%) Automation Testing
13 35 (8.08%) TDD
14 31 (7.16%) Test Strategy
15 30 (6.93%) Integration Testing
15 30 (6.93%) Web Testing
16 29 (6.70%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (6.24%) Waterfall
18 26 (6.00%) System Testing
19 22 (5.08%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (27.02%) SQL
2 63 (14.55%) Java
3 50 (11.55%) C#
4 21 (4.85%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.62%) C++
5 7 (1.62%) PHP
5 7 (1.62%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.62%) Python
6 6 (1.39%) Ruby
6 6 (1.39%) VBA
7 5 (1.15%) VB
8 3 (0.69%) Groovy
8 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.69%) VBScript
9 2 (0.46%) Perl
9 2 (0.46%) C
9 2 (0.46%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.23%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 90 (20.79%) ISEB
2 57 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 20 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (3.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 8 (1.85%) Degree
7 6 (1.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.23%) CCNA
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.23%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (31.87%) QA
2 5 (1.15%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.23%) HL7
4 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.23%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (8.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 61 (14.09%) Oracle
2 51 (11.78%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.70%) HP
4 11 (2.54%) SAP
5 6 (1.39%) ATG
6 4 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.69%) Endeca
7 3 (0.69%) Google
7 3 (0.69%) Coremetrics
7 3 (0.69%) IBM
7 3 (0.69%) VMware
8 2 (0.46%) Cadence
8 2 (0.46%) hybris
8 2 (0.46%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.46%) Remedy
9 1 (0.23%) Perforce
9 1 (0.23%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.23%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salt
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £275 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
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Rate: £300 - £325 per annum + competitive
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Chester
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