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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 294 340 273
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -67
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 110 77 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.32% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.42% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 62 84
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£350 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £228 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £319
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £28.24 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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
17625 18479 15938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.45% 77.65% 76.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12904 12836 10936
Average daily rate £450 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 232 316
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -5.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +7 21 £375 -11.76% 10
Croydon - 2 £346 -
Hammersmith - 1 £300 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Hounslow - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 131 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (41.07%) Automated Testing
3 91 (40.63%) QA
4 83 (37.05%) SQL
4 83 (37.05%) Selenium
5 50 (22.32%) Finance
6 48 (21.43%) TDD
7 45 (20.09%) Test Automation
8 44 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 43 (19.20%) Test Strategy
10 42 (18.75%) BDD
11 41 (18.30%) Java
12 37 (16.52%) Scrum
13 34 (15.18%) ISEB
13 34 (15.18%) JIRA
13 34 (15.18%) Test Scripting
13 34 (15.18%) WebDriver
14 33 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
14 33 (14.73%) Regression Testing
15 31 (13.84%) Banking
15 31 (13.84%) Software Testing
15 31 (13.84%) HP Quality Center
16 30 (13.39%) Risk Management
17 28 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
18 27 (12.05%) .NET
19 26 (11.61%) Oracle
19 26 (11.61%) C#
19 26 (11.61%) Web Services
19 26 (11.61%) Derivative
19 26 (11.61%) REST

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 10 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.79%) Confluence
4 2 (0.89%) CMS
4 2 (0.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.45%) uiautomator
Applications
1 5 (2.23%) MS Excel
1 5 (2.23%) Final Cut Pro
2 4 (1.79%) MS Project
3 2 (0.89%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.45%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.45%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.25%) HTTP
2 5 (2.23%) ATM
3 2 (0.89%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.89%) Internet
4 1 (0.45%) DVB
4 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.68%) MySQL
4 5 (2.23%) SQL Navigator
4 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.89%) EDMS
6 2 (0.89%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.45%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 83 (37.05%) Selenium
2 34 (15.18%) JIRA
2 34 (15.18%) WebDriver
3 28 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (9.82%) Cucumber
5 14 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 12 (5.36%) SpecFlow
6 12 (5.36%) Visual Studio
6 12 (5.36%) QuickTest Pro
7 11 (4.91%) Maven
8 9 (4.02%) JUnit
8 9 (4.02%) Capybara
8 9 (4.02%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.57%) MSTest
10 7 (3.13%) TestNG
10 7 (3.13%) Gradle
10 7 (3.13%) JMeter
10 7 (3.13%) Bugzilla
10 7 (3.13%) Calabash
10 7 (3.13%) Appium
General
1 50 (22.32%) Finance
2 31 (13.84%) Banking
3 24 (10.71%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.68%) Retail
5 4 (1.79%) Front Office
6 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.34%) Advertising
7 2 (0.89%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (38.39%) Analyst
2 74 (33.04%) Tester
3 72 (32.14%) Test Analyst
4 26 (11.61%) QA Tester
5 20 (8.93%) Test Engineer
6 19 (8.48%) Test Leader
7 17 (7.59%) Manual Tester
8 16 (7.14%) QA Analyst
9 14 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
10 13 (5.80%) QA Engineer
11 11 (4.91%) Software Tester
11 11 (4.91%) Test Manager
11 11 (4.91%) Automation Tester
12 8 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
12 8 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
13 7 (3.13%) Technical Tester
13 7 (3.13%) Technical Engineer
13 7 (3.13%) Hardware Tester
13 7 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
14 6 (2.68%) Credit Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.05%) .NET
2 26 (11.61%) Web Services
2 26 (11.61%) REST
3 22 (9.82%) XML
4 14 (6.25%) SOAP
4 14 (6.25%) JSON
5 6 (2.68%) HTML
6 4 (1.79%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.89%) CSS
8 2 (0.89%) XSD
8 2 (0.89%) XSLT
8 2 (0.89%) RESTful
8 2 (0.89%) Middleware
8 2 (0.89%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.45%) WPF
9 1 (0.45%) HTML5
9 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.45%) Android SDK
9 1 (0.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (14.73%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (11.61%) Derivative
3 18 (8.04%) Credit Derivative
3 18 (8.04%) Credit Risk
4 17 (7.59%) Data Structures
5 10 (4.46%) Equities
6 9 (4.02%) EMV
6 9 (4.02%) Smartcard
6 9 (4.02%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.13%) User Experience
7 7 (3.13%) STB
7 7 (3.13%) IPTV
8 5 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.23%) Open Source
8 5 (2.23%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.79%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.79%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.79%) Streaming Media
9 4 (1.79%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.14%) Linux
2 14 (6.25%) Android
3 12 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 12 (5.36%) Windows
4 10 (4.46%) UNIX
5 3 (1.34%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (58.48%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (41.07%) Automated Testing
3 48 (21.43%) TDD
4 45 (20.09%) Test Automation
5 44 (19.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (19.20%) Test Strategy
7 42 (18.75%) BDD
8 37 (16.52%) Scrum
9 34 (15.18%) Test Scripting
10 33 (14.73%) Regression Testing
11 31 (13.84%) Software Testing
12 30 (13.39%) Risk Management
13 19 (8.48%) Analytics
13 19 (8.48%) Automation Testing
14 18 (8.04%) Risk Analytics
14 18 (8.04%) E-Commerce
14 18 (8.04%) Integration Testing
15 16 (7.14%) Security Testing
15 16 (7.14%) Test Management
16 15 (6.70%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 83 (37.05%) SQL
2 41 (18.30%) Java
3 26 (11.61%) C#
4 23 (10.27%) Ruby
5 13 (5.80%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.23%) PHP
7 4 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.79%) Python
8 3 (1.34%) Delphi
9 2 (0.89%) Perl
9 2 (0.89%) VB
9 2 (0.89%) VBA
9 2 (0.89%) XPath
10 1 (0.45%) Groovy
10 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (15.18%) ISEB
2 25 (11.16%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.02%) Degree
4 8 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.23%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.89%) PMP
7 2 (0.89%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (40.63%) QA
2 10 (4.46%) Basel III
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 31 (13.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (11.61%) Oracle
2 22 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.57%) HP
4 6 (2.68%) Adobe
5 5 (2.23%) JD Edwards
5 5 (2.23%) ATG
5 5 (2.23%) hybris
5 5 (2.23%) SAP
6 4 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.79%) Sybase
7 2 (0.89%) Northgate
7 2 (0.89%) Orchard
7 2 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.89%) Demandware
8 1 (0.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.45%) Google
8 1 (0.45%) FatWire
8 1 (0.45%) Apple
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