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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 334 292 315
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +23
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 69 105 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.46% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.60% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 69 54
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£325 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -5.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
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
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 14 £375 +7.14% 13
Hammersmith - 2 £471 -
Bromley +2 1 £225 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 78 (50.65%) QA
2 62 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (40.26%) SQL
3 48 (31.17%) Finance
4 43 (27.92%) Automated Testing
5 34 (22.08%) Selenium
5 34 (22.08%) Test Scripting
6 28 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 28 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 28 (18.18%) Java
7 27 (17.53%) Regression Testing
8 23 (14.94%) BDD
8 23 (14.94%) Test Strategy
9 21 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
9 21 (13.64%) JIRA
10 19 (12.34%) ISEB
11 18 (11.69%) Security Testing
11 18 (11.69%) Test Management
11 18 (11.69%) Software Testing
12 17 (11.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (11.04%) Scrum
13 16 (10.39%) TDD
13 16 (10.39%) Microsoft
13 16 (10.39%) C#
13 16 (10.39%) WebDriver
14 15 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (9.74%) Integration Testing
14 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
14 15 (9.74%) Risk Management
14 15 (9.74%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.25%) CMS
2 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.30%) Confluence
4 1 (0.65%) Moodle
4 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Drupal
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.65%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.65%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) SaaS
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (5.84%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.25%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.65%) Essbase
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.65%) MySQL
8 1 (0.65%) DB2
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (22.08%) Selenium
2 21 (13.64%) JIRA
3 17 (11.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (10.39%) WebDriver
5 11 (7.14%) SpecFlow
6 10 (6.49%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (5.84%) Visual Studio
8 8 (5.19%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.55%) Bugzilla
10 5 (3.25%) JUnit
10 5 (3.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (2.60%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.60%) Git (software)
12 3 (1.95%) Jenkins
12 3 (1.95%) YouTrack
13 2 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (1.30%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.30%) Maven
13 2 (1.30%) TestNG
13 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (31.17%) Finance
2 14 (9.09%) Banking
3 10 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.90%) Billing
6 5 (3.25%) Games
7 4 (2.60%) Retail
8 3 (1.95%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.95%) Marketing
9 2 (1.30%) Publishing
9 2 (1.30%) Front Office
9 2 (1.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.65%) French Language
10 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.65%) Electronics
10 1 (0.65%) Law
10 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.65%) Advertising
10 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 64 (41.56%) Analyst
2 55 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 43 (27.92%) Tester
4 12 (7.79%) QA Engineer
4 12 (7.79%) QA Analyst
4 12 (7.79%) Test Leader
5 9 (5.84%) Developer
5 9 (5.84%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (5.84%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.19%) Senior Tester
6 8 (5.19%) Test Manager
7 6 (3.90%) Software Tester
7 6 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (3.90%) QA Tester
7 6 (3.90%) UAT Analyst
8 5 (3.25%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (3.25%) Manual Tester
9 4 (2.60%) Network Analyst
9 4 (2.60%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.09%) .NET
2 10 (6.49%) SOAP
3 8 (5.19%) HTML
4 6 (3.90%) XML
4 6 (3.90%) REST
5 5 (3.25%) Web Services
6 4 (2.60%) JMS
6 4 (2.60%) Java RMI
6 4 (2.60%) XML-RPC
7 3 (1.95%) JDBC
8 2 (1.30%) CSS
9 1 (0.65%) RESTful
9 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.65%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.90%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.25%) Equities
6 4 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.95%) Derivative
8 2 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.30%) User Experience
8 2 (1.30%) Online Games
8 2 (1.30%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.30%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.30%) Open Source
9 1 (0.65%) iSeries
9 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.65%) Swaptions
9 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.44%) UNIX
2 12 (7.79%) Linux
3 5 (3.25%) Windows
4 3 (1.95%) Android
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (27.92%) Automated Testing
3 34 (22.08%) Test Scripting
4 28 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 27 (17.53%) Regression Testing
6 23 (14.94%) BDD
6 23 (14.94%) Test Strategy
7 18 (11.69%) Security Testing
7 18 (11.69%) Test Management
7 18 (11.69%) Software Testing
8 17 (11.04%) Scrum
9 16 (10.39%) TDD
10 15 (9.74%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (9.74%) Integration Testing
10 15 (9.74%) Risk Management
10 15 (9.74%) Automation Testing
11 12 (7.79%) CRM
12 11 (7.14%) ETL
12 11 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.26%) SQL
2 28 (18.18%) Java
3 16 (10.39%) C#
4 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.60%) VB
7 3 (1.95%) VBA
7 3 (1.95%) PHP
7 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.30%) VBScript
8 2 (1.30%) Python
8 2 (1.30%) Ruby
8 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.65%) Groovy
9 1 (0.65%) Lua
9 1 (0.65%) Korn
9 1 (0.65%) RPG
9 1 (0.65%) Perl
9 1 (0.65%) C
9 1 (0.65%) C++
Qualifications
1 19 (12.34%) ISEB
2 10 (6.49%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.90%) Degree
4 5 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (50.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 21 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 14 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (2.60%) SAP
4 3 (1.95%) HP
5 2 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (0.65%) hybris
6 1 (0.65%) Tableau
6 1 (0.65%) Demandware
6 1 (0.65%) ATG
6 1 (0.65%) Murex
6 1 (0.65%) Calypso
6 1 (0.65%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago