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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / London
Rank 324 329 333
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 84 86 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.49% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 64
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
16163 17637 17170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.52% 84.21% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11680 12514 12406
Median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 214 192
Median hourly rate £31.50 £24.23 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.99 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +2 14 £378 +7.09% 5
Uxbridge - 1 £250 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 108 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (47.15%) QA
3 67 (34.72%) Selenium
4 58 (30.05%) Automated Testing
5 48 (24.87%) Finance
6 42 (21.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 41 (21.24%) Regression Testing
8 40 (20.73%) SQL
8 40 (20.73%) Software Testing
9 38 (19.69%) Test Scripting
9 38 (19.69%) Java
9 38 (19.69%) Scrum
10 35 (18.13%) Test Automation
11 34 (17.62%) JIRA
12 32 (16.58%) Cucumber
13 30 (15.54%) BDD
14 29 (15.03%) Automation Testing
14 29 (15.03%) Banking
15 27 (13.99%) .NET
16 25 (12.95%) C#
16 25 (12.95%) Exploratory Testing
17 24 (12.44%) Functional Testing
18 23 (11.92%) TDD
19 22 (11.40%) WebDriver
20 21 (10.88%) Non-Functional Testing
21 19 (9.84%) HTML
22 18 (9.33%) Unix
23 16 (8.29%) Gherkin
23 16 (8.29%) Oracle
23 16 (8.29%) Unit Testing

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 4 (2.07%) Confluence
2 2 (1.04%) CMS
2 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.07%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.63%) RDBMS
3 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.52%) Big Data
7 1 (0.52%) DataStage
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 67 (34.72%) Selenium
2 34 (17.62%) JIRA
3 32 (16.58%) Cucumber
4 22 (11.40%) WebDriver
5 15 (7.77%) Appium
6 14 (7.25%) Jenkins
7 10 (5.18%) Git (software)
8 9 (4.66%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (4.15%) HP UFT
9 8 (4.15%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.15%) Visual Studio
10 6 (3.11%) JBehave
10 6 (3.11%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (3.11%) TeamCity
11 5 (2.59%) Maven
12 4 (2.07%) Android Studio
12 4 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (2.07%) JMeter
12 4 (2.07%) Mocha
General
1 48 (24.87%) Finance
2 29 (15.03%) Banking
3 12 (6.22%) Investment Banking
3 12 (6.22%) Retail
4 4 (2.07%) Front Office
4 4 (2.07%) Games
4 4 (2.07%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Advertising
5 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.55%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.55%) Publishing
6 2 (1.04%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Automotive
7 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (36.79%) Analyst
2 60 (31.09%) Test Analyst
3 58 (30.05%) Tester
4 24 (12.44%) Test Engineer
5 23 (11.92%) QA Engineer
6 17 (8.81%) Automation Tester
7 16 (8.29%) Developer
7 16 (8.29%) QA Analyst
7 16 (8.29%) QA Tester
8 14 (7.25%) Manual Tester
9 13 (6.74%) QA Test Analyst
10 12 (6.22%) Developer in Test
10 12 (6.22%) Manual Test Analyst
11 11 (5.70%) Banking Analyst
11 11 (5.70%) Financial Analyst
12 10 (5.18%) QA Test Engineer
13 9 (4.66%) Agile Tester
13 9 (4.66%) Software Developer
14 8 (4.15%) Agile Test Analyst
14 8 (4.15%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (13.99%) .NET
2 19 (9.84%) HTML
3 16 (8.29%) Gherkin
4 14 (7.25%) Web Services
5 11 (5.70%) XML
6 10 (5.18%) Node.js
7 9 (4.66%) HTML5
8 6 (3.11%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.11%) RESTful
8 6 (3.11%) XML Messaging
9 5 (2.59%) SOAP
9 5 (2.59%) WebSockets
10 4 (2.07%) CSS
10 4 (2.07%) Express
10 4 (2.07%) REST
11 3 (1.55%) JSON
12 2 (1.04%) ASP.NET
12 2 (1.04%) Spring
13 1 (0.52%) Middleware
13 1 (0.52%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.77%) Mobile App
2 13 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.63%) Client/Server
4 6 (3.11%) Derivative
5 4 (2.07%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.55%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.55%) Equities
6 3 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.55%) MPEG
6 3 (1.55%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.55%) STB
7 2 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
7 2 (1.04%) Fintech
7 2 (1.04%) FMCG
7 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.52%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.52%) Social Media
8 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.33%) Unix
2 15 (7.77%) Linux
3 10 (5.18%) Android
4 8 (4.15%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.15%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (55.96%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (30.05%) Automated Testing
3 42 (21.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 41 (21.24%) Regression Testing
5 40 (20.73%) Software Testing
6 38 (19.69%) Scrum
6 38 (19.69%) Test Scripting
7 35 (18.13%) Test Automation
8 30 (15.54%) BDD
9 29 (15.03%) Automation Testing
10 25 (12.95%) Exploratory Testing
11 24 (12.44%) Functional Testing
12 23 (11.92%) TDD
13 21 (10.88%) Non-Functional Testing
14 16 (8.29%) Unit Testing
15 15 (7.77%) Defect Management
15 15 (7.77%) Test Strategy
15 15 (7.77%) Validation
16 14 (7.25%) Software Engineering
17 13 (6.74%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.73%) SQL
2 38 (19.69%) Java
3 25 (12.95%) C#
4 15 (7.77%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.18%) Python
6 9 (4.66%) Ruby
7 8 (4.15%) VBScript
8 6 (3.11%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.11%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.59%) Perl
10 2 (1.04%) Go
10 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.04%) Scala
10 2 (1.04%) VB
10 2 (1.04%) VBA
11 1 (0.52%) C
11 1 (0.52%) C++
11 1 (0.52%) COBOL
11 1 (0.52%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.77%) ISEB
2 10 (5.18%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.63%) Degree
4 5 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.52%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (47.15%) QA
2 11 (5.70%) SDET
3 3 (1.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 3 (1.55%) GMP
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.52%) EMIR
4 1 (0.52%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.52%) MiFID
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.52%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.52%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (8.29%) Oracle
2 10 (5.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.15%) HP
4 5 (2.59%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.55%) hybris
6 2 (1.04%) MuleSoft
6 2 (1.04%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.52%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.52%) Apple
7 1 (0.52%) Assembla
7 1 (0.52%) CA
7 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.52%) Hortonworks
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.52%) SAP
7 1 (0.52%) Splunk
7 1 (0.52%) Tableau
7 1 (0.52%) Zuora
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