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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 407 429 390
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -39
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 216 197 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 144 142
Median daily rate £325 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
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
40476 40379 38005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.14% 79.38% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27167 26056 24404
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 1151 1143
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 +43 105 £400 +23.07% 27
South East -2 27 £288 -11.53% 25
South West -5 20 £300 +0.16% 6
East of England +4 17 £288 -0.43% 11
West Midlands +5 16 £313 +22.54% 9
North West -6 15 £283 +18.94% 13
Yorkshire -10 8 £315 +5.00% 14
East Midlands +12 3 £350 -0.70% 3
North East - 3 £298 - 2
Manual Testing
UK

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 204 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (30.02%) Automated Testing
3 123 (29.78%) QA
4 104 (25.18%) SQL
5 101 (24.46%) Test Scripting
6 99 (23.97%) Selenium
7 83 (20.10%) Finance
8 82 (19.85%) ISEB
9 79 (19.13%) ISTQB
10 75 (18.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 69 (16.71%) Automation Testing
12 68 (16.46%) BDD
12 68 (16.46%) Scrum
13 67 (16.22%) Functional Testing
14 62 (15.01%) Software Testing
15 59 (14.29%) Java
16 58 (14.04%) JIRA
16 58 (14.04%) Cucumber
17 56 (13.56%) Oracle
18 52 (12.59%) Test Automation
19 47 (11.38%) .NET
20 46 (11.14%) HP Quality Center
21 44 (10.65%) Integration Testing
22 43 (10.41%) Non-Functional Testing
23 41 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
23 41 (9.93%) Regression Testing
24 40 (9.69%) Test Strategy
25 36 (8.72%) SQL Server
26 35 (8.47%) C#
26 35 (8.47%) Microsoft

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 9 (2.18%) Confluence
2 7 (1.69%) CMS
2 7 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.21%) Tomcat
4 4 (0.97%) IIS
5 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.48%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.24%) Drupal
7 1 (0.24%) LiveCycle
7 1 (0.24%) Node.js
7 1 (0.24%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 13 (3.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.48%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.48%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Maximo
4 1 (0.24%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.24%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.73%) IaaS
2 3 (0.73%) PaaS
3 2 (0.48%) GitHub
3 2 (0.48%) iTunes
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.18%) Internet
2 5 (1.21%) HTTP
3 4 (0.97%) Extranet
3 4 (0.97%) Intranet
3 4 (0.97%) ZigBee
4 3 (0.73%) Network Security
4 3 (0.73%) SSH
5 2 (0.48%) PuTTY
5 2 (0.48%) SAN
5 2 (0.48%) WinSCP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) FTP
6 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.94%) MySQL
4 7 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.73%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.48%) QlikView
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 99 (23.97%) Selenium
2 58 (14.04%) Cucumber
2 58 (14.04%) JIRA
3 41 (9.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (6.78%) WebDriver
5 22 (5.33%) Git (software)
6 19 (4.60%) Jenkins
7 17 (4.12%) HP UFT
7 17 (4.12%) SpecFlow
8 15 (3.63%) LoadRunner
9 14 (3.39%) JMeter
10 10 (2.42%) Appium
10 10 (2.42%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.69%) Capybara
11 7 (1.69%) JUnit
12 6 (1.45%) FitNesse
12 6 (1.45%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.21%) LabVIEW
13 5 (1.21%) WATIR
14 4 (0.97%) Bugzilla
General
1 83 (20.10%) Finance
2 28 (6.78%) Banking
3 23 (5.57%) Retail
4 11 (2.66%) Billing
4 11 (2.66%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.94%) Games
6 7 (1.69%) Marketing
7 6 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.21%) Electronics
8 5 (1.21%) Front Office
9 4 (0.97%) Publishing
9 4 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.73%) Legal
10 3 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
11 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Advertising
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 190 (46.00%) Analyst
2 178 (43.10%) Test Analyst
3 129 (31.23%) Tester
4 47 (11.38%) Manual Tester
5 46 (11.14%) Manual Test Analyst
6 37 (8.96%) Test Engineer
7 27 (6.54%) Test Leader
8 23 (5.57%) Automation Test Analyst
8 23 (5.57%) QA Tester
8 23 (5.57%) Test Manager
9 22 (5.33%) Automation Tester
10 20 (4.84%) QA Analyst
11 18 (4.36%) QA Engineer
12 15 (3.63%) Agile Test Analyst
12 15 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
12 15 (3.63%) Senior Test Analyst
12 15 (3.63%) Web Analyst
13 14 (3.39%) Selenium Test Analyst
13 14 (3.39%) Software Tester
14 13 (3.15%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.38%) .NET
2 23 (5.57%) Gherkin
3 17 (4.12%) Web Services
4 14 (3.39%) REST
5 12 (2.91%) CSS
5 12 (2.91%) XML
6 11 (2.66%) HTML
6 11 (2.66%) RESTful
7 9 (2.18%) SOAP
8 7 (1.69%) HTML5
9 6 (1.45%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.45%) Middleware
10 5 (1.21%) WCF
11 4 (0.97%) JSON
11 4 (0.97%) WPF
12 3 (0.73%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (0.48%) ActiveMQ
13 2 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.84%) Smart Meter
3 12 (2.91%) Derivative
4 11 (2.66%) Mobile App
5 7 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.45%) Equities
7 5 (1.21%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.21%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.97%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.97%) User Experience
9 3 (0.73%) Apple TV
9 3 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.73%) Data Extraction
9 3 (0.73%) Driving Licence
9 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.73%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.48%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.54%) Windows
2 22 (5.33%) Linux
3 18 (4.36%) Unix
4 8 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.69%) Android
6 3 (0.73%) VMS
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.24%) AIX
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (49.39%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (30.02%) Automated Testing
3 101 (24.46%) Test Scripting
4 75 (18.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 69 (16.71%) Automation Testing
6 68 (16.46%) BDD
6 68 (16.46%) Scrum
7 67 (16.22%) Functional Testing
8 62 (15.01%) Software Testing
9 52 (12.59%) Test Automation
10 44 (10.65%) Integration Testing
11 43 (10.41%) Non-Functional Testing
12 41 (9.93%) Regression Testing
13 40 (9.69%) Test Strategy
14 32 (7.75%) E-Commerce
14 32 (7.75%) Performance Testing
14 32 (7.75%) SDLC
14 32 (7.75%) Waterfall
15 30 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
16 29 (7.02%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (25.18%) SQL
2 59 (14.29%) Java
3 35 (8.47%) C#
4 27 (6.54%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.30%) Ruby
6 21 (5.08%) PL/SQL
7 11 (2.66%) VB
8 10 (2.42%) Python
9 8 (1.94%) C++
10 7 (1.69%) PHP
11 6 (1.45%) Perl
12 5 (1.21%) C
13 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.48%) VBA
13 2 (0.48%) VBScript
14 1 (0.24%) Groovy
14 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 82 (19.85%) ISEB
2 79 (19.13%) ISTQB
3 24 (5.81%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (3.87%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.18%) Degree
7 8 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.48%) CEH
9 2 (0.48%) CISSP
9 2 (0.48%) CLAS
9 2 (0.48%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.48%) SANS
10 1 (0.24%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.24%) SSCP
10 1 (0.24%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (29.78%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.48%) SDET
2 2 (0.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.24%) COBIT
3 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.24%) EMIR
3 1 (0.24%) GMP
3 1 (0.24%) MiFID
3 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.24%) WAI
3 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 5 (1.21%) Docker
2 3 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.73%) Xen
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (11.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.73%) Puppet
3 1 (0.24%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.24%) Nessus
3 1 (0.24%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 56 (13.56%) Oracle
2 35 (8.47%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.78%) HP
4 9 (2.18%) SAP
5 6 (1.45%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.97%) ATG
6 4 (0.97%) IBM
7 3 (0.73%) Apple
7 3 (0.73%) Demandware
7 3 (0.73%) hybris
7 3 (0.73%) Rackspace
7 3 (0.73%) Siebel
7 3 (0.73%) Sun
7 3 (0.73%) Sybase
7 3 (0.73%) VMware
8 2 (0.48%) comScore
8 2 (0.48%) Murex
8 2 (0.48%) Rally
8 2 (0.48%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.24%) WorldPay
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