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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 349 349 400
Rank change year-on-year
0 +51
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 271 295 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.58% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.72% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 197 160
Median daily rate £346 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £26.70 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £42.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
37885 41254 40531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.84% 81.42% 77.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25383 27169 26769
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1228 1147
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +28.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £48.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 December 2016.

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 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 112 £375 +7.14% 34
South East +5 37 £350 +12.90% 11
South West +3 24 £313 -10.71% 7
North West +1 22 £358 +21.70% 15
East of England +6 21 £275 - 6
West Midlands -5 20 £363 +20.83% 8
Yorkshire +8 17 £295 +6.30% 10
North East -17 11 £275 +37.50% 1
East Midlands -11 5 £313 +4.16% 7
Midlands +3 1 £350 -
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 273 (58.58%) Agile Software Development
2 175 (37.55%) QA
3 151 (32.40%) Automated Testing
4 145 (31.12%) Selenium
5 128 (27.47%) Test Scripting
6 111 (23.82%) SQL
7 109 (23.39%) Scrum
8 102 (21.89%) Java
9 86 (18.45%) Cucumber
10 79 (16.95%) BDD
11 78 (16.74%) Automation Testing
12 77 (16.52%) JIRA
13 74 (15.88%) Regression Testing
13 74 (15.88%) Finance
13 74 (15.88%) Software Testing
14 72 (15.45%) .NET
15 71 (15.24%) User Acceptance Testing
16 69 (14.81%) Test Automation
17 53 (11.37%) Functional Testing
18 52 (11.16%) C#
19 51 (10.94%) Performance Testing
20 48 (10.30%) SQL Server
21 47 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
21 47 (10.09%) WebDriver
22 45 (9.66%) Jenkins
22 45 (9.66%) ISEB
23 44 (9.44%) TDD
24 40 (8.58%) Software Engineering
24 40 (8.58%) ISTQB
25 39 (8.37%) Oracle

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.36%) CMS
2 8 (1.72%) Confluence
3 7 (1.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (2.58%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.43%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.86%) HTTP
2 2 (0.43%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (0.43%) Firewall
2 2 (0.43%) Internet
2 2 (0.43%) Network Security
3 1 (0.21%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.21%) ATM
3 1 (0.21%) CDMA
3 1 (0.21%) CHAP
3 1 (0.21%) GSM
3 1 (0.21%) SCCP
3 1 (0.21%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (0.21%) Skype
3 1 (0.21%) snoop
3 1 (0.21%) SS7
3 1 (0.21%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.21%) Wireless
3 1 (0.21%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (3.22%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.50%) MongoDB
5 7 (1.50%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.43%) Big Data
10 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.43%) MySQL
10 2 (0.43%) PowerCenter
11 1 (0.21%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.21%) DataStage
11 1 (0.21%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 145 (31.12%) Selenium
2 86 (18.45%) Cucumber
3 77 (16.52%) JIRA
4 47 (10.09%) WebDriver
5 45 (9.66%) Jenkins
6 32 (6.87%) SoapUI
6 32 (6.87%) Visual Studio
7 30 (6.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (6.01%) Git (software)
9 26 (5.58%) JMeter
10 20 (4.29%) SpecFlow
11 16 (3.43%) Appium
11 16 (3.43%) HP UFT
12 15 (3.22%) Maven
13 14 (3.00%) JBehave
14 13 (2.79%) JUnit
15 12 (2.58%) TeamCity
16 11 (2.36%) Robot Framework
17 10 (2.15%) NUnit
18 9 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 74 (15.88%) Finance
2 35 (7.51%) Banking
3 30 (6.44%) Retail
4 14 (3.00%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.29%) Games
7 6 (1.29%) Marketing
8 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.86%) Back Office
9 4 (0.86%) Front Office
9 4 (0.86%) Publishing
10 3 (0.64%) Advertising
10 3 (0.64%) Automotive
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Legal
11 2 (0.43%) Electronics
11 2 (0.43%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 184 (39.48%) Analyst
2 167 (35.84%) Test Analyst
3 147 (31.55%) Tester
4 56 (12.02%) Test Engineer
5 47 (10.09%) Manual Test Analyst
6 40 (8.58%) Manual Tester
7 36 (7.73%) QA Engineer
8 34 (7.30%) Automation Tester
9 32 (6.87%) Automation Test Analyst
9 32 (6.87%) QA Tester
10 27 (5.79%) Test Leader
11 26 (5.58%) QA Analyst
12 24 (5.15%) Test Manager
13 23 (4.94%) Developer
14 20 (4.29%) Agile Test Analyst
15 19 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
16 18 (3.86%) Software Tester
17 17 (3.65%) Senior Tester
18 16 (3.43%) Agile Tester
18 16 (3.43%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (15.45%) .NET
2 32 (6.87%) Gherkin
3 26 (5.58%) XML
4 22 (4.72%) Web Services
5 18 (3.86%) HTML
6 17 (3.65%) SOAP
7 16 (3.43%) REST
8 13 (2.79%) Spring
9 12 (2.58%) RESTful
10 11 (2.36%) Node.js
11 8 (1.72%) HTML5
11 8 (1.72%) JSON
12 7 (1.50%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web API
13 4 (0.86%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.86%) CSS
13 4 (0.86%) Express
13 4 (0.86%) XML Messaging
14 3 (0.64%) Middleware
14 3 (0.64%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 7 (1.50%) Derivative
4 6 (1.29%) Computer Science
4 6 (1.29%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.07%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.07%) MPEG
5 5 (1.07%) STB
6 4 (0.86%) Equities
6 4 (0.86%) Fintech
6 4 (0.86%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.64%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.64%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.64%) NHS
7 3 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (0.64%) User Experience
8 2 (0.43%) Social Media
8 2 (0.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.01%) Windows
2 26 (5.58%) Linux
3 22 (4.72%) Unix
4 19 (4.08%) Android
5 16 (3.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (58.58%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (32.40%) Automated Testing
3 128 (27.47%) Test Scripting
4 109 (23.39%) Scrum
5 79 (16.95%) BDD
6 78 (16.74%) Automation Testing
7 74 (15.88%) Regression Testing
7 74 (15.88%) Software Testing
8 71 (15.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 69 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 53 (11.37%) Functional Testing
11 51 (10.94%) Performance Testing
12 47 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (9.44%) TDD
14 40 (8.58%) Software Engineering
15 38 (8.15%) Defect Management
15 38 (8.15%) Non-Functional Testing
15 38 (8.15%) Waterfall
16 36 (7.73%) Exploratory Testing
16 36 (7.73%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 111 (23.82%) SQL
2 102 (21.89%) Java
3 52 (11.16%) C#
4 26 (5.58%) Python
5 23 (4.94%) Ruby
6 19 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 17 (3.65%) C++
8 12 (2.58%) VBScript
9 11 (2.36%) Perl
10 9 (1.93%) C
11 7 (1.50%) VB
12 6 (1.29%) Groovy
12 6 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.29%) Shell Script
12 6 (1.29%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.07%) PHP
13 5 (1.07%) VBA
14 4 (0.86%) XPath
15 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 45 (9.66%) ISEB
2 40 (8.58%) ISTQB
3 18 (3.86%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (3.00%) Degree
6 10 (2.15%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.43%) CISSP
9 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.43%) PMP
10 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.21%) CLAS
10 1 (0.21%) MCAD
10 1 (0.21%) MCSD
10 1 (0.21%) MCTS
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (37.55%) QA
2 11 (2.36%) SDET
3 7 (1.50%) WCAG
4 6 (1.29%) WAI
5 4 (0.86%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.43%) EMIR
6 2 (0.43%) GMP
6 2 (0.43%) MiFID
7 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.21%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.21%) Control-M
2 1 (0.21%) Oozie
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 39 (8.37%) Oracle
2 34 (7.30%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.86%) HP
4 10 (2.15%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.93%) SAP
6 5 (1.07%) Informatica
7 4 (0.86%) hybris
7 4 (0.86%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.86%) Splunk
8 3 (0.64%) CA
8 3 (0.64%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.43%) Apple
9 2 (0.43%) Cisco
9 2 (0.43%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.43%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.43%) Siebel
9 2 (0.43%) Tableau
9 2 (0.43%) webMethods
9 2 (0.43%) Workday
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London
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Rate: Up to £32,000 per annum
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Greater Manchester
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Gloucestershire
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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