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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 396 399 362
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -37
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 193 161 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.45% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 86 135
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 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 22 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +29 90 £325 -13.33% 29
South East +7 42 £275 -8.33% 15
East of England -10 23 £300 +3.44% 11
Yorkshire +7 15 £315 -3.07% 16
South West -34 8 £275 -21.70% 14
North West +3 6 £310 +3.33% 11
East Midlands -3 5 £275 +5.76% 2
West Midlands -25 2 £163 -59.37% 4
North East -22 1 - - 3
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 137 (38.92%) SQL
2 99 (28.13%) QA
3 89 (25.28%) Test Scripting
4 77 (21.88%) Selenium
5 74 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (21.02%) Finance
6 73 (20.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 61 (17.33%) ISEB
8 58 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
9 54 (15.34%) Oracle
9 54 (15.34%) Scrum
9 54 (15.34%) Automated Testing
10 50 (14.20%) Java
11 49 (13.92%) .NET
12 47 (13.35%) Regression Testing
12 47 (13.35%) Software Testing
12 47 (13.35%) TDD
13 44 (12.50%) Automation Testing
14 42 (11.93%) BDD
14 42 (11.93%) Web Services
15 41 (11.65%) ISTQB
16 38 (10.80%) JIRA
16 38 (10.80%) Test Automation
17 37 (10.51%) Banking
18 36 (10.23%) Test Strategy
19 35 (9.94%) C#
20 32 (9.09%) Oracle Database
21 30 (8.52%) SQL Server
22 29 (8.24%) Cucumber
23 28 (7.95%) Visual Studio

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.99%) Apache
3 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.85%) SAS
6 2 (0.57%) IIS
6 2 (0.57%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Confluence
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Jetty
7 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.28%) WordPress
7 1 (0.28%) Drupal
Applications
1 11 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.14%) Final Cut Pro
3 3 (0.85%) MS Office
4 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.14%) Maximo
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.28%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.57%) SaaS
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Basecamp
3 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.28%) PaaS
3 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.70%) HTTP
2 5 (1.42%) 3G
2 5 (1.42%) 2G
2 5 (1.42%) 4G
3 4 (1.14%) DVB
4 3 (0.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.57%) VLAN
6 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 30 (8.52%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.83%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (4.26%) MySQL
4 15 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.14%) SQL Navigator
7 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.85%) Big Data
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 2 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.57%) PowerCenter
8 2 (0.57%) QlikView
9 1 (0.28%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 77 (21.88%) Selenium
2 38 (10.80%) JIRA
3 29 (8.24%) Cucumber
4 28 (7.95%) Visual Studio
5 27 (7.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (5.97%) WebDriver
7 20 (5.68%) SoapUI
8 12 (3.41%) SpecFlow
8 12 (3.41%) Toad
8 12 (3.41%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (2.84%) Maven
10 9 (2.56%) JMeter
11 8 (2.27%) LoadRunner
11 8 (2.27%) Ant
11 8 (2.27%) JUnit
11 8 (2.27%) NUnit
12 7 (1.99%) Bugzilla
13 5 (1.42%) TestDirector
13 5 (1.42%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.42%) MSTest
General
1 74 (21.02%) Finance
2 37 (10.51%) Banking
3 18 (5.11%) Investment Banking
4 12 (3.41%) Retail
5 5 (1.42%) Retail Banking
5 5 (1.42%) Electronics
5 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.42%) Front Office
5 5 (1.42%) Advertising
6 3 (0.85%) Marketing
6 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
7 2 (0.57%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 176 (50.00%) Analyst
2 155 (44.03%) Test Analyst
3 121 (34.38%) Tester
4 28 (7.95%) Test Engineer
5 27 (7.67%) Manual Tester
6 23 (6.53%) QA Tester
7 13 (3.69%) QA Analyst
7 13 (3.69%) Automation Tester
7 13 (3.69%) Test Leader
7 13 (3.69%) Agile Test Analyst
8 10 (2.84%) QA Test Analyst
8 10 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (2.56%) Software Tester
9 9 (2.56%) Test Manager
10 8 (2.27%) Consultant
10 8 (2.27%) Developer
10 8 (2.27%) Senior Test Analyst
10 8 (2.27%) Web Test Analyst
10 8 (2.27%) Web Analyst
11 7 (1.99%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (13.92%) .NET
2 42 (11.93%) Web Services
3 22 (6.25%) REST
4 19 (5.40%) SOAP
5 16 (4.55%) XML
6 11 (3.13%) Gherkin
7 10 (2.84%) HTML
8 8 (2.27%) CSS
9 7 (1.99%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.99%) RESTful
10 6 (1.70%) JSON
11 5 (1.42%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.42%) WAP
11 5 (1.42%) J2ME
12 2 (0.57%) XSD
12 2 (0.57%) XSLT
12 2 (0.57%) Middleware
12 2 (0.57%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.57%) Spring
13 1 (0.28%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.10%) Mobile App
2 17 (4.83%) Derivative
2 17 (4.83%) Credit Derivative
3 15 (4.26%) Credit Risk
4 13 (3.69%) Equities
5 10 (2.84%) Handset
6 9 (2.56%) Open Source
7 8 (2.27%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.70%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.70%) iPad
8 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.42%) NHS
9 5 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.42%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.14%) iPhone
10 4 (1.14%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.14%) IPTV
11 3 (0.85%) STB
11 3 (0.85%) DTV
11 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.25%) Windows
2 18 (5.11%) Linux
2 18 (5.11%) Apple iOS
3 17 (4.83%) UNIX
4 15 (4.26%) Android
5 6 (1.70%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.28%) Test Scripting
2 74 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (20.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 54 (15.34%) Scrum
4 54 (15.34%) Automated Testing
5 47 (13.35%) Regression Testing
5 47 (13.35%) Software Testing
5 47 (13.35%) TDD
6 44 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 42 (11.93%) BDD
8 38 (10.80%) Test Automation
9 36 (10.23%) Test Strategy
10 27 (7.67%) E-Commerce
11 25 (7.10%) Integration Testing
12 23 (6.53%) User Stories
13 22 (6.25%) System Testing
14 18 (5.11%) Risk Management
15 16 (4.55%) ETL
16 15 (4.26%) Analytics
16 15 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 137 (38.92%) SQL
2 50 (14.20%) Java
3 35 (9.94%) C#
4 13 (3.69%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.41%) Ruby
6 7 (1.99%) Python
6 7 (1.99%) C++
6 7 (1.99%) PHP
6 7 (1.99%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.14%) VB
8 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.85%) VBScript
8 3 (0.85%) Delphi
8 3 (0.85%) VBA
8 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.85%) Groovy
9 2 (0.57%) C
9 2 (0.57%) Perl
9 2 (0.57%) XPath
10 1 (0.28%) Jython
Qualifications
1 61 (17.33%) ISEB
2 41 (11.65%) ISTQB
3 10 (2.84%) Degree
4 4 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.57%) CEH
6 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (28.13%) QA
2 9 (2.56%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 58 (16.48%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.57%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (15.34%) Oracle
2 26 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.68%) HP
4 9 (2.56%) SAP
5 6 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (1.42%) Apple
6 5 (1.42%) IBM
6 5 (1.42%) Adobe
6 5 (1.42%) Sun
7 4 (1.14%) Informatica
8 3 (0.85%) Telerik
8 3 (0.85%) Cerner
8 3 (0.85%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.57%) VMware
10 1 (0.28%) Google
10 1 (0.28%) Northgate
10 1 (0.28%) Open Text
10 1 (0.28%) Thunderhead
10 1 (0.28%) Reuters
10 1 (0.28%) MathWorks
Derby, Derbyshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent International
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Hertfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Halifax
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Redhill
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago