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 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / London
Rank 321 333 327
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 83 89 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 64
Median daily rate £350 £371 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.00% +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
16506 17981 17240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.85% 85.00% 82.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11946 12878 12269
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 209 202
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.01 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 28 February 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 28 February 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 -5 16 £350 -2.09% 8
Brentford - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £250 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 February 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.

1 109 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (46.63%) QA
3 74 (38.34%) Selenium
4 63 (32.64%) Automated Testing
5 51 (26.42%) Finance
6 45 (23.32%) SQL
7 43 (22.28%) Software Testing
8 42 (21.76%) Regression Testing
9 39 (20.21%) Test Scripting
10 37 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (19.17%) Scrum
11 36 (18.65%) Java
11 36 (18.65%) JIRA
12 34 (17.62%) BDD
13 33 (17.10%) Cucumber
14 32 (16.58%) Test Automation
15 31 (16.06%) Banking
16 28 (14.51%) TDD
17 26 (13.47%) WebDriver
18 25 (12.95%) Functional Testing
18 25 (12.95%) Automation Testing
19 24 (12.44%) C#
20 22 (11.40%) Non-Functional Testing
21 21 (10.88%) Exploratory Testing
22 19 (9.84%) Appium
22 19 (9.84%) HTML
22 19 (9.84%) Validation
23 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
23 18 (9.33%) .NET
23 18 (9.33%) Unix

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
3 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
Applications
1 2 (1.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
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 3 (1.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database
1 9 (4.66%) RDBMS
1 9 (4.66%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.59%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.04%) DataStage
4 2 (1.04%) DB2
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.52%) Big Data
5 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 74 (38.34%) Selenium
2 36 (18.65%) JIRA
3 33 (17.10%) Cucumber
4 26 (13.47%) WebDriver
5 19 (9.84%) Appium
6 18 (9.33%) Jenkins
7 11 (5.70%) Git (software)
7 11 (5.70%) HP UFT
7 11 (5.70%) SoapUI
8 9 (4.66%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (4.66%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.15%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.11%) Calabash
10 6 (3.11%) JBehave
10 6 (3.11%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.11%) TestRail
11 5 (2.59%) JMeter
11 5 (2.59%) Maven
11 5 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (2.07%) Xcode
General
1 51 (26.42%) Finance
2 31 (16.06%) Banking
3 13 (6.74%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.18%) Retail
5 7 (3.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.59%) Marketing
7 4 (2.07%) Games
8 3 (1.55%) Advertising
8 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.55%) Front Office
9 2 (1.04%) Legal
9 2 (1.04%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) Automotive
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
10 1 (0.52%) iGaming
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 74 (38.34%) Analyst
2 62 (32.12%) Test Analyst
3 53 (27.46%) Tester
4 27 (13.99%) QA Engineer
5 24 (12.44%) Test Engineer
6 18 (9.33%) Automation Tester
7 16 (8.29%) QA Analyst
8 13 (6.74%) Developer
9 12 (6.22%) QA Test Analyst
9 12 (6.22%) QA Test Engineer
9 12 (6.22%) QA Tester
10 11 (5.70%) Banking Analyst
10 11 (5.70%) Financial Analyst
10 11 (5.70%) Manual Test Analyst
11 10 (5.18%) Developer in Test
11 10 (5.18%) Manual Tester
12 9 (4.66%) Agile Test Analyst
13 8 (4.15%) Consultant
13 8 (4.15%) Service Analyst
14 7 (3.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.84%) HTML
2 18 (9.33%) .NET
2 18 (9.33%) Gherkin
3 14 (7.25%) XML
4 13 (6.74%) Web Services
5 11 (5.70%) Node.js
5 11 (5.70%) RESTful
6 9 (4.66%) HTML5
7 6 (3.11%) XML Messaging
8 5 (2.59%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.59%) JSON
8 5 (2.59%) SOAP
8 5 (2.59%) WebSockets
9 4 (2.07%) CSS
9 4 (2.07%) Express
10 3 (1.55%) REST
11 2 (1.04%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (1.04%) Spring
12 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.33%) Mobile App
2 8 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.11%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.07%) Derivative
5 4 (2.07%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.55%) Equities
6 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.04%) Fintech
7 2 (1.04%) FMCG
7 2 (1.04%) MPEG
7 2 (1.04%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (1.04%) STB
7 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.52%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.52%) Smart Energy
8 1 (0.52%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.33%) Unix
2 14 (7.25%) Linux
3 13 (6.74%) Android
4 11 (5.70%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (56.48%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (32.64%) Automated Testing
3 43 (22.28%) Software Testing
4 42 (21.76%) Regression Testing
5 39 (20.21%) Test Scripting
6 37 (19.17%) Scrum
6 37 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 34 (17.62%) BDD
8 32 (16.58%) Test Automation
9 28 (14.51%) TDD
10 25 (12.95%) Automation Testing
10 25 (12.95%) Functional Testing
11 22 (11.40%) Non-Functional Testing
12 21 (10.88%) Exploratory Testing
13 19 (9.84%) Validation
14 18 (9.33%) Unit Testing
15 16 (8.29%) Defect Management
15 16 (8.29%) Kanban
16 15 (7.77%) Performance Testing
16 15 (7.77%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.32%) SQL
2 36 (18.65%) Java
3 24 (12.44%) C#
4 18 (9.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.70%) Ruby
6 8 (4.15%) Python
6 8 (4.15%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.15%) VBScript
7 5 (2.59%) Perl
7 5 (2.59%) Scala
7 5 (2.59%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.55%) Apple Swift
8 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.04%) Go
9 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) VB
9 2 (1.04%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) COBOL
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.25%) ISEB
2 11 (5.70%) ISTQB
3 4 (2.07%) Degree
4 3 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (46.63%) QA
2 9 (4.66%) SDET
3 7 (3.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (3.63%) GMP
4 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.52%) EMIR
4 1 (0.52%) GxP
4 1 (0.52%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.52%) MiFID
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (4.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (7.77%) Oracle
2 10 (5.18%) HP
3 8 (4.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.59%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.55%) hybris
5 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.04%) AppDynamics
6 2 (1.04%) SAP
6 2 (1.04%) Splunk
6 2 (1.04%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.52%) Apple
7 1 (0.52%) Assembla
7 1 (0.52%) BMC
7 1 (0.52%) CA
7 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.52%) IBM
7 1 (0.52%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.52%) Teradata
7 1 (0.52%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.52%) Zuora
London
ISL
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 days ago