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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 338 363 352
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 281 229 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 159 126
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£300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £30.00 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £30.00 £82.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 -15 93 £350 +7.69% 31
South East -9 66 £275 -4.34% 36
Yorkshire -3 40 £280 -6.66% 4
North West -17 22 £318 +2.41% 20
South West +8 21 £250 -11.11% 8
East of England +3 18 £306 +2.08% 10
West Midlands +18 10 £275 +69.23% 8
East Midlands -11 7 £325 +13.04% 2
Midlands - 5 - -
North East -28 2 £225 - 1
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 229 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (30.92%) QA
3 125 (26.65%) Selenium
4 116 (24.73%) Test Scripting
5 114 (24.31%) SQL
6 111 (23.67%) Automated Testing
7 100 (21.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 96 (20.47%) ISEB
9 85 (18.12%) Software Testing
10 81 (17.27%) Finance
10 81 (17.27%) Test Automation
11 80 (17.06%) C#
11 80 (17.06%) Java
12 74 (15.78%) .NET
13 71 (15.14%) BDD
14 66 (14.07%) Microsoft
15 64 (13.65%) ISTQB
16 63 (13.43%) Scrum
17 61 (13.01%) Cucumber
18 58 (12.37%) E-Commerce
19 56 (11.94%) Oracle
20 55 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
20 55 (11.73%) Test Management
21 54 (11.51%) JIRA
22 48 (10.23%) Regression Testing
23 47 (10.02%) WebDriver
23 47 (10.02%) SpecFlow
23 47 (10.02%) Automation Testing
24 46 (9.81%) Visual Studio
25 44 (9.38%) TDD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (2.13%) CMS
2 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.07%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.07%) Confluence
4 4 (0.85%) ATG Dynamo
5 3 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) SAS
7 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.21%) IIS
7 1 (0.21%) JBoss
7 1 (0.21%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.21%) Moodle
7 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.71%) MS Office
3 7 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.85%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
3 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.64%) Internet
1 3 (0.64%) Wireless
2 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.21%) Broadband
2 1 (0.21%) FTP
2 1 (0.21%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.40%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.97%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.28%) MS Access
3 6 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.85%) DB2
5 4 (0.85%) MySQL
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 125 (26.65%) Selenium
2 61 (13.01%) Cucumber
3 55 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 54 (11.51%) JIRA
5 47 (10.02%) WebDriver
5 47 (10.02%) SpecFlow
6 46 (9.81%) Visual Studio
7 36 (7.68%) SoapUI
8 15 (3.20%) HP UFT
8 15 (3.20%) Jenkins
9 11 (2.35%) Appium
9 11 (2.35%) LoadRunner
9 11 (2.35%) NUnit
10 9 (1.92%) Subversion
10 9 (1.92%) JUnit
11 7 (1.49%) Bugzilla
11 7 (1.49%) FitNesse
12 6 (1.28%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.07%) JMeter
13 5 (1.07%) Behat
General
1 81 (17.27%) Finance
2 33 (7.04%) Banking
3 19 (4.05%) Retail
4 16 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.77%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.13%) Billing
7 8 (1.71%) Back Office
8 7 (1.49%) Automotive
9 6 (1.28%) Games
10 4 (0.85%) Marketing
11 3 (0.64%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.64%) Front Office
11 3 (0.64%) Publishing
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.21%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 265 (56.50%) Analyst
2 245 (52.24%) Test Analyst
3 152 (32.41%) Tester
4 34 (7.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 29 (6.18%) Test Leader
5 29 (6.18%) Test Manager
6 26 (5.54%) Test Engineer
7 24 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (4.90%) Senior Test Analyst
9 18 (3.84%) Software Tester
10 17 (3.62%) Automation Tester
11 14 (2.99%) Manual Tester
11 14 (2.99%) QA Analyst
11 14 (2.99%) Manual Test Analyst
12 13 (2.77%) Developer
12 13 (2.77%) Senior Tester
13 12 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
13 12 (2.56%) UAT Tester
14 10 (2.13%) QA Tester
14 10 (2.13%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (15.78%) .NET
2 33 (7.04%) SOAP
3 26 (5.54%) XML
4 19 (4.05%) Web Services
5 17 (3.62%) HTML
5 17 (3.62%) Gherkin
6 13 (2.77%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.92%) REST
8 4 (0.85%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 4 (0.85%) CSS
8 4 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.64%) Middleware
9 3 (0.64%) LAMP
9 3 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.64%) .NET Compact Framework
9 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.43%) React
10 2 (0.43%) Unreal Engine
10 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.43%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.54%) Mobile App
3 9 (1.92%) AS400
4 8 (1.71%) iSeries
5 7 (1.49%) NHS
6 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.28%) Derivative
7 5 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.85%) Telematics
9 3 (0.64%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.64%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.64%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.64%) User Experience
9 3 (0.64%) Wiki
9 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.64%) Equities
10 2 (0.43%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.43%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 24 (5.12%) Windows
2 17 (3.62%) Linux
3 16 (3.41%) UNIX
3 16 (3.41%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.77%) Android
5 4 (0.85%) Windows CE
6 3 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (48.83%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (24.73%) Test Scripting
3 111 (23.67%) Automated Testing
4 100 (21.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 85 (18.12%) Software Testing
6 81 (17.27%) Test Automation
7 71 (15.14%) BDD
8 63 (13.43%) Scrum
9 58 (12.37%) E-Commerce
10 55 (11.73%) Test Management
11 48 (10.23%) Regression Testing
12 47 (10.02%) Automation Testing
13 44 (9.38%) TDD
14 40 (8.53%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (8.10%) Test Strategy
16 33 (7.04%) Integration Testing
17 29 (6.18%) Web Testing
17 29 (6.18%) System Testing
18 25 (5.33%) Waterfall
18 25 (5.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (24.31%) SQL
2 80 (17.06%) C#
2 80 (17.06%) Java
3 20 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.56%) PHP
5 10 (2.13%) Ruby
6 8 (1.71%) Python
7 7 (1.49%) C++
8 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.85%) VBA
9 4 (0.85%) Groovy
10 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.64%) Perl
10 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.43%) VBScript
11 2 (0.43%) VB
11 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.43%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.21%) Lua
12 1 (0.21%) C
Qualifications
1 96 (20.47%) ISEB
2 64 (13.65%) ISTQB
3 21 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (1.92%) Degree
7 7 (1.49%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.21%) CCNA
11 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (30.92%) QA
2 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) EMIR
3 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.21%) HL7
3 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.21%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.43%) Firmware
1 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 39 (8.32%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.43%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 66 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 56 (11.94%) Oracle
3 18 (3.84%) HP
4 8 (1.71%) SAP
5 7 (1.49%) ATG
6 5 (1.07%) IBM
6 5 (1.07%) hybris
7 4 (0.85%) Endeca
7 4 (0.85%) Google
7 4 (0.85%) Coremetrics
8 3 (0.64%) VMware
8 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.43%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.43%) CA
9 2 (0.43%) Informatica
9 2 (0.43%) Cadence
9 2 (0.43%) Tableau
9 2 (0.43%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.21%) Facebook
10 1 (0.21%) ServiceNow
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oldham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £280.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £351 per day + DOE
Posted: 13 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
Guildford, South East, United Kingdom
Microsoft
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago