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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 403 365 359
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 191 213 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.57% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 142 101
Average daily rate
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£313 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +76.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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
38847 37469 31698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.62% 75.37% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 24672 23859 19373
Average daily rate £420 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1135 1110 993
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.31 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 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 5 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 -20 77 £344 -1.78% 47
South East -28 33 £313 -2.34% 10
East of England +17 21 £301 -2.82% 7
Yorkshire -13 19 £288 +28.49% 3
North West -10 18 £270 -12.90% 14
South West +17 16 £315 +1.61% 5
East Midlands -14 4 £353 +39.60% 3
West Midlands -17 2 £255 -21.53% 3
Manual Testing
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 180 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (37.87%) QA
3 120 (29.70%) SQL
4 113 (27.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 86 (21.29%) Finance
6 85 (21.04%) Test Scripting
7 84 (20.79%) ISEB
8 82 (20.30%) Software Testing
9 81 (20.05%) Automated Testing
10 80 (19.80%) .NET
10 80 (19.80%) Selenium
11 60 (14.85%) Oracle
12 58 (14.36%) Visual Studio
13 52 (12.87%) Java
13 52 (12.87%) Scrum
13 52 (12.87%) Test Automation
14 49 (12.13%) BDD
14 49 (12.13%) Microsoft
15 48 (11.88%) Regression Testing
16 47 (11.63%) ISTQB
17 45 (11.14%) C#
18 43 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
18 43 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
19 42 (10.40%) JIRA
20 38 (9.41%) Test Management
21 37 (9.16%) Automation Testing
22 36 (8.91%) Test Strategy
22 36 (8.91%) WebDriver
23 33 (8.17%) SpecFlow
24 32 (7.92%) Oracle Database

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 7 (1.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.99%) ATG Dynamo
2 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.74%) CMS
4 2 (0.50%) IIS
4 2 (0.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.25%) uiautomator
5 1 (0.25%) JBoss
5 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.25%) Drupal
Applications
1 30 (7.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) SAP BCA
1 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.50%) SaaS
2 2 (0.50%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.96%) Internet
2 3 (0.74%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.25%) Intranet
3 1 (0.25%) Wireless
3 1 (0.25%) ZigBee
3 1 (0.25%) ATM
3 1 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.92%) Oracle Database
2 25 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.49%) SAP BW
6 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.24%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.74%) MySQL
8 3 (0.74%) DB2
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.50%) MS Access
9 2 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.25%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 80 (19.80%) Selenium
2 58 (14.36%) Visual Studio
3 43 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (10.40%) JIRA
5 36 (8.91%) WebDriver
6 33 (8.17%) SpecFlow
7 21 (5.20%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.96%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (3.22%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.48%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.73%) LoadRunner
11 7 (1.73%) JUnit
12 6 (1.49%) Calabash
13 5 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (1.24%) Bugzilla
14 4 (0.99%) Xcode
14 4 (0.99%) JMeter
14 4 (0.99%) Git (software)
14 4 (0.99%) Grunt
14 4 (0.99%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 86 (21.29%) Finance
2 19 (4.70%) Banking
3 12 (2.97%) Investment Banking
4 11 (2.72%) Retail
5 10 (2.48%) Games
6 9 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.49%) Billing
8 3 (0.74%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Marketing
8 3 (0.74%) Automotive
9 2 (0.50%) Front Office
9 2 (0.50%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Law
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
10 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 197 (48.76%) Analyst
2 181 (44.80%) Test Analyst
3 104 (25.74%) Tester
4 43 (10.64%) Test Leader
5 35 (8.66%) Test Engineer
6 29 (7.18%) Senior Test Analyst
6 29 (7.18%) Senior Analyst
7 22 (5.45%) Test Manager
8 21 (5.20%) QA Engineer
9 20 (4.95%) Developer
10 19 (4.70%) Software Tester
11 16 (3.96%) QA Analyst
11 16 (3.96%) Agile Test Analyst
12 12 (2.97%) Senior Tester
12 12 (2.97%) Consultant
13 11 (2.72%) Manual Tester
14 10 (2.48%) QA Test Analyst
15 9 (2.23%) Test Consultant
16 8 (1.98%) Automation Tester
16 8 (1.98%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (19.80%) .NET
2 26 (6.44%) XML
3 24 (5.94%) HTML
4 14 (3.47%) SOAP
5 12 (2.97%) Web Services
6 10 (2.48%) Gherkin
7 7 (1.73%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.49%) CSS
9 5 (1.24%) REST
10 4 (0.99%) RESTful
10 4 (0.99%) JMS
10 4 (0.99%) Java RMI
10 4 (0.99%) XML-RPC
11 3 (0.74%) JDBC
11 3 (0.74%) J2EE
12 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 1 (0.25%) Android SDK
13 1 (0.25%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.70%) Mobile App
1 19 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (1.73%) Client/Server
3 7 (1.73%) Derivative
4 5 (1.24%) Fixed Income
5 4 (0.99%) Equities
5 4 (0.99%) Streaming Media
5 4 (0.99%) IPTV
5 4 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 4 (0.99%) Online Games
6 3 (0.74%) iSeries
6 3 (0.74%) User Experience
7 2 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.50%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.50%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.50%) AS400
7 2 (0.50%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.18%) Linux
2 18 (4.46%) UNIX
3 13 (3.22%) Android
3 13 (3.22%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.48%) Windows
5 1 (0.25%) Solaris
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone 7
5 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (44.55%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (27.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 85 (21.04%) Test Scripting
4 82 (20.30%) Software Testing
5 81 (20.05%) Automated Testing
6 52 (12.87%) Scrum
6 52 (12.87%) Test Automation
7 49 (12.13%) BDD
8 48 (11.88%) Regression Testing
9 38 (9.41%) Test Management
10 37 (9.16%) Automation Testing
11 36 (8.91%) Test Strategy
12 32 (7.92%) E-Commerce
13 31 (7.67%) TDD
14 26 (6.44%) Integration Testing
15 22 (5.45%) Web Testing
15 22 (5.45%) Security Testing
16 21 (5.20%) Waterfall
17 18 (4.46%) Test Planning
17 18 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (29.70%) SQL
2 52 (12.87%) Java
3 45 (11.14%) C#
4 18 (4.46%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.46%) Python
5 11 (2.72%) C++
6 8 (1.98%) PL/SQL
6 8 (1.98%) Ruby
6 8 (1.98%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.49%) VB
8 5 (1.24%) VBA
8 5 (1.24%) C
9 4 (0.99%) VBScript
9 4 (0.99%) Perl
9 4 (0.99%) PHP
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.50%) Groovy
11 2 (0.50%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.25%) RPG
12 1 (0.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 84 (20.79%) ISEB
2 47 (11.63%) ISTQB
3 22 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (3.47%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.72%) Degree
6 7 (1.73%) SC Cleared
7 4 (0.99%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.25%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (37.87%) QA
2 5 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.50%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.25%) GMP
4 1 (0.25%) Basel II
4 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 43 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (14.85%) Oracle
2 49 (12.13%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.70%) SAP
4 8 (1.98%) HP
4 8 (1.98%) Perforce
5 5 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.24%) ATG
6 3 (0.74%) Sybase
6 3 (0.74%) Cadence
7 2 (0.50%) IBM
7 2 (0.50%) JD Edwards
7 2 (0.50%) Remedy
7 2 (0.50%) Endeca
7 2 (0.50%) Google
7 2 (0.50%) Coremetrics
8 1 (0.25%) hybris
8 1 (0.25%) Tableau
8 1 (0.25%) Demandware
8 1 (0.25%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.25%) Infragistics
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