The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 347 361 315
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -46
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 89 71 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.30% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 58 75
Median daily rate £375 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £190.00 - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
Manual Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18895 19269 18972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.31% 81.64% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 13653 13770 13293
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 232 231
Median hourly rate £21.78 £21.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.30% +7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £64.25 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 London

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the London region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in London

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in London

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the London region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in London

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
City of London +52 19 £375 -11.76% 6
Docklands, London +13 1 £675 +3.84%
Osterley - 1 £155 -
Hammersmith - 1 £388 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 99 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (42.16%) QA
3 58 (28.43%) Automated Testing
4 57 (27.94%) Finance
5 54 (26.47%) SQL
6 41 (20.10%) Selenium
7 40 (19.61%) JIRA
8 38 (18.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 38 (18.63%) Test Scripting
9 37 (18.14%) BDD
10 36 (17.65%) Java
11 34 (16.67%) Scrum
12 33 (16.18%) Functional Testing
12 33 (16.18%) Non-Functional Testing
13 30 (14.71%) Test Strategy
14 29 (14.22%) Banking
15 28 (13.73%) Oracle
15 28 (13.73%) Cucumber
15 28 (13.73%) Test Automation
16 27 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (12.75%) Regression Testing
18 25 (12.25%) ISEB
19 22 (10.78%) ISTQB
20 21 (10.29%) Test Management
20 21 (10.29%) Automation Testing
21 19 (9.31%) E-Commerce
22 18 (8.82%) C#
22 18 (8.82%) Test Planning
22 18 (8.82%) Exploratory Testing
23 17 (8.33%) HP Quality Center

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 5 (2.45%) CMS
2 4 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (0.49%) Drupal
4 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.98%) iTunes
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) GitHub
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.96%) HTTP
2 3 (1.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.49%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.49%) CDMA
3 1 (0.49%) Extranet
3 1 (0.49%) GSM
3 1 (0.49%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.49%) Intranet
3 1 (0.49%) Network Security
3 1 (0.49%) SCCP
3 1 (0.49%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (0.49%) snoop
3 1 (0.49%) SS7
3 1 (0.49%) SSH
3 1 (0.49%) tcpdump
3 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.49%) Wireless
3 1 (0.49%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.90%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.49%) Big Data
6 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.49%) MySQL
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (20.10%) Selenium
2 40 (19.61%) JIRA
3 28 (13.73%) Cucumber
4 13 (6.37%) HP UFT
4 13 (6.37%) LoadRunner
5 12 (5.88%) JMeter
5 12 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 10 (4.90%) Appium
6 10 (4.90%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.41%) Git (software)
8 6 (2.94%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.45%) Protractor
10 4 (1.96%) Fiddler
10 4 (1.96%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.47%) Calabash
11 3 (1.47%) Xcode
11 3 (1.47%) YouTrack
12 2 (0.98%) Capybara
12 2 (0.98%) RSpec
General
1 57 (27.94%) Finance
2 29 (14.22%) Banking
3 15 (7.35%) Retail
4 13 (6.37%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.92%) Games
6 4 (1.96%) Front Office
6 4 (1.96%) Publishing
7 3 (1.47%) Marketing
7 3 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.98%) German Language
8 2 (0.98%) Legal
8 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (37.25%) Analyst
2 61 (29.90%) Test Analyst
3 58 (28.43%) Tester
4 30 (14.71%) Manual Tester
5 18 (8.82%) QA Engineer
6 17 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
7 16 (7.84%) QA Analyst
7 16 (7.84%) QA Tester
7 16 (7.84%) Test Leader
7 16 (7.84%) Test Manager
8 14 (6.86%) Test Engineer
9 13 (6.37%) Automation Tester
10 12 (5.88%) Banking Analyst
11 9 (4.41%) Mobile Tester
12 8 (3.92%) Financial Analyst
12 8 (3.92%) QA Automation Engineer
13 7 (3.43%) QA Test Analyst
13 7 (3.43%) SQL Analyst
13 7 (3.43%) UAT Analyst
13 7 (3.43%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.84%) .NET
2 12 (5.88%) RESTful
3 11 (5.39%) REST
3 11 (5.39%) Web Services
4 8 (3.92%) HTML
4 8 (3.92%) XML
5 7 (3.43%) CSS
6 6 (2.94%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.96%) HTML5
7 4 (1.96%) WCF
7 4 (1.96%) WPF
8 3 (1.47%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.47%) Middleware
8 3 (1.47%) SOAP
9 2 (0.98%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.98%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.98%) JSON
9 2 (0.98%) Node.js
9 2 (0.98%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 27 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.37%) Derivative
3 11 (5.39%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.43%) Equities
4 7 (3.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.94%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.45%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.45%) User Experience
7 4 (1.96%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.96%) Fintech
7 4 (1.96%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.47%) Apple TV
8 3 (1.47%) Data Extraction
8 3 (1.47%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.47%) Social Media
8 3 (1.47%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.98%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.98%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.35%) Unix
1 15 (7.35%) Windows
2 14 (6.86%) Linux
3 9 (4.41%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.92%) Android
5 3 (1.47%) VMS
6 2 (0.98%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (28.43%) Automated Testing
3 38 (18.63%) Test Scripting
3 38 (18.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (18.14%) BDD
5 34 (16.67%) Scrum
6 33 (16.18%) Functional Testing
6 33 (16.18%) Non-Functional Testing
7 30 (14.71%) Test Strategy
8 28 (13.73%) Test Automation
9 26 (12.75%) Regression Testing
10 21 (10.29%) Automation Testing
10 21 (10.29%) Test Management
11 19 (9.31%) E-Commerce
12 18 (8.82%) Exploratory Testing
12 18 (8.82%) Test Planning
13 17 (8.33%) Software Testing
13 17 (8.33%) TDD
14 15 (7.35%) API Testing
14 15 (7.35%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (26.47%) SQL
2 36 (17.65%) Java
3 18 (8.82%) C#
4 17 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.37%) Ruby
6 10 (4.90%) VB
7 7 (3.43%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.45%) C++
9 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.47%) VBA
9 3 (1.47%) VBScript
10 2 (0.98%) Perl
10 2 (0.98%) PHP
11 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.49%) C
11 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.49%) Python
11 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (12.25%) ISEB
2 22 (10.78%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (2.94%) Degree
5 5 (2.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.47%) CLAS
8 1 (0.49%) CISSP
8 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (42.16%) QA
2 4 (1.96%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.98%) EMIR
3 2 (0.98%) MiFID
3 2 (0.98%) SDET
4 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) Control-M
Vendors
1 28 (13.73%) Oracle
2 12 (5.88%) HP
3 7 (3.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.47%) Apple
4 3 (1.47%) IBM
4 3 (1.47%) Siebel
5 2 (0.98%) Informatica
5 2 (0.98%) Murex
5 2 (0.98%) Rally
5 2 (0.98%) Sun
6 1 (0.49%) Altova
6 1 (0.49%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.49%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.49%) Gigya
6 1 (0.49%) Google
6 1 (0.49%) hybris
6 1 (0.49%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.49%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.49%) TIBCO
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