The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 402 394 363
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 170 162 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 86 110
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£310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £34.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36184 34070 37593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.31% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22865 21114 22100
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 1001 1360
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +9 81 £325 -13.33% 30
South East -7 34 £265 -11.66% 13
East of England -2 22 £325 +6.55% 11
Yorkshire +8 14 £294 -9.69% 9
South West -29 9 £288 -17.85% 13
East Midlands -2 4 £333 +27.88% 3
North West -4 4 £320 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -20 2 £163 -50.00% 5
Midlands - - - -
Manual Testing
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 125 (36.13%) SQL
2 109 (31.50%) QA
3 98 (28.32%) Test Scripting
4 83 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
5 79 (22.83%) Selenium
6 71 (20.52%) Finance
7 70 (20.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 62 (17.92%) .NET
9 57 (16.47%) Scrum
10 55 (15.90%) ISEB
11 49 (14.16%) C#
12 48 (13.87%) Automated Testing
12 48 (13.87%) HP Quality Center
13 47 (13.58%) Automation Testing
14 46 (13.29%) BDD
15 45 (13.01%) Java
15 45 (13.01%) Web Services
16 44 (12.72%) Software Testing
16 44 (12.72%) TDD
16 44 (12.72%) Regression Testing
16 44 (12.72%) Test Automation
17 41 (11.85%) Oracle
18 40 (11.56%) Microsoft
19 38 (10.98%) ISTQB
20 34 (9.83%) Visual Studio
20 34 (9.83%) JIRA
21 33 (9.54%) SQL Server
21 33 (9.54%) Banking
22 32 (9.25%) Test Strategy
23 29 (8.38%) Cucumber

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.31%) Apache
3 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.87%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) CMS
6 2 (0.58%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) Jetty
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Kentico
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (4.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.87%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (0.58%) MS Project
3 2 (0.58%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.16%) Maximo
2 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.29%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.29%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.29%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.29%) Trello
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) PaaS
2 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.29%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.02%) 3G
1 7 (2.02%) 2G
1 7 (2.02%) 4G
2 5 (1.45%) DVB
2 5 (1.45%) HTTP
3 3 (0.87%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.58%) IPv4
4 2 (0.58%) IPv6
4 2 (0.58%) SAN
4 2 (0.58%) Internet
4 2 (0.58%) Firewall
4 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.58%) NAS
4 2 (0.58%) VLAN
5 1 (0.29%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.29%) LAN
5 1 (0.29%) WAN
5 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (5.20%) MySQL
4 17 (4.91%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.73%) Big Data
8 4 (1.16%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.87%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.87%) MS Access
9 3 (0.87%) SQL Navigator
10 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.58%) QlikView
10 2 (0.58%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 79 (22.83%) Selenium
2 34 (9.83%) Visual Studio
2 34 (9.83%) JIRA
3 29 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (8.38%) Cucumber
4 25 (7.23%) SoapUI
5 22 (6.36%) WebDriver
6 17 (4.91%) SpecFlow
7 13 (3.76%) Toad
8 11 (3.18%) Maven
9 10 (2.89%) NUnit
9 10 (2.89%) QuickTest Pro
10 9 (2.60%) Ant
10 9 (2.60%) eggPlant
11 8 (2.31%) JUnit
11 8 (2.31%) LoadRunner
11 8 (2.31%) JMeter
12 7 (2.02%) TestDirector
12 7 (2.02%) Apache Ivy
13 6 (1.73%) FitNesse
General
1 71 (20.52%) Finance
2 33 (9.54%) Banking
3 11 (3.18%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.89%) Retail
5 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.45%) Retail Banking
6 5 (1.45%) Advertising
7 4 (1.16%) Games
7 4 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.16%) Front Office
7 4 (1.16%) Electronics
8 3 (0.87%) Automotive
8 3 (0.87%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
9 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Local Government
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 171 (49.42%) Analyst
2 152 (43.93%) Test Analyst
3 112 (32.37%) Tester
4 29 (8.38%) Test Engineer
5 23 (6.65%) QA Tester
6 20 (5.78%) Manual Tester
7 19 (5.49%) QA Analyst
8 18 (5.20%) Test Leader
9 13 (3.76%) Software Tester
10 12 (3.47%) Agile Test Analyst
11 11 (3.18%) Automation Tester
11 11 (3.18%) Test Manager
11 11 (3.18%) QA Test Analyst
12 10 (2.89%) Developer
13 9 (2.60%) Consultant
13 9 (2.60%) Automation Analyst
13 9 (2.60%) Agile Tester
14 8 (2.31%) Manual Test Analyst
14 8 (2.31%) Automation Engineer
14 8 (2.31%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (17.92%) .NET
2 45 (13.01%) Web Services
3 23 (6.65%) SOAP
4 22 (6.36%) REST
5 17 (4.91%) XML
6 15 (4.34%) HTML
7 12 (3.47%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.89%) CSS
9 7 (2.02%) ASP.NET
9 7 (2.02%) J2ME
9 7 (2.02%) WAP
9 7 (2.02%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.45%) JSON
11 4 (1.16%) RESTful
12 2 (0.58%) jQuery
13 1 (0.29%) WPF
13 1 (0.29%) Silverlight
13 1 (0.29%) LINQ
13 1 (0.29%) Spring Security
13 1 (0.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.80%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.76%) Derivative
3 11 (3.18%) Handset
4 10 (2.89%) Credit Derivative
5 9 (2.60%) Open Source
6 8 (2.31%) Equities
7 7 (2.02%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.02%) Credit Risk
7 7 (2.02%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.73%) iPad
8 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.45%) NHS
10 4 (1.16%) STB
10 4 (1.16%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.16%) iPhone
10 4 (1.16%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.87%) IPTV
11 3 (0.87%) MPEG
12 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.51%) Windows
2 20 (5.78%) Linux
3 17 (4.91%) Apple iOS
4 16 (4.62%) UNIX
5 13 (3.76%) Android
6 6 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.87%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (28.32%) Test Scripting
2 83 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (20.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 57 (16.47%) Scrum
5 48 (13.87%) Automated Testing
6 47 (13.58%) Automation Testing
7 46 (13.29%) BDD
8 44 (12.72%) Test Automation
8 44 (12.72%) Software Testing
8 44 (12.72%) TDD
8 44 (12.72%) Regression Testing
9 32 (9.25%) Test Strategy
10 27 (7.80%) User Stories
11 24 (6.94%) E-Commerce
12 23 (6.65%) Integration Testing
13 19 (5.49%) System Testing
14 16 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (4.62%) Performance Testing
15 14 (4.05%) ETL
16 13 (3.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 125 (36.13%) SQL
2 49 (14.16%) C#
3 45 (13.01%) Java
4 17 (4.91%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.47%) Ruby
6 11 (3.18%) C++
7 10 (2.89%) Python
8 7 (2.02%) VB
8 7 (2.02%) PHP
9 5 (1.45%) C
9 5 (1.45%) VBScript
10 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.16%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.87%) Groovy
11 3 (0.87%) VBA
11 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.58%) Perl
13 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 55 (15.90%) ISEB
2 38 (10.98%) ISTQB
3 11 (3.18%) Degree
4 5 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.87%) CEH
7 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) CISA
7 1 (0.29%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (31.50%) QA
2 4 (1.16%) Basel III
3 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.87%) HDFS
3 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 48 (13.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.58%) Puppet
2 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 41 (11.85%) Oracle
2 40 (11.56%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.20%) HP
4 9 (2.60%) SAP
5 8 (2.31%) Apple
6 7 (2.02%) Sun
7 6 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.16%) Informatica
8 4 (1.16%) Adobe
8 4 (1.16%) IBM
8 4 (1.16%) VMware
9 3 (0.87%) Telerik
9 3 (0.87%) Cerner
10 2 (0.58%) Cisco
10 2 (0.58%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.29%) Sophis
11 1 (0.29%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.29%) Google
11 1 (0.29%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
London
Roc Search
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Unspecified - negotiable dependent on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: From £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Taunton
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago