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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 341 356 310
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -46
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 99 74 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 55 78
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
19843 19214 19408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.70% 82.10% 81.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14260 13661 13516
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 222 232
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.06 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.53% +2.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.19 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-3.07% +26.21%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +45 14 £388 +4.72% 9
Osterley - 2 £155 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 102 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (43.07%) QA
3 57 (28.22%) Automated Testing
4 51 (25.25%) Finance
5 50 (24.75%) SQL
6 44 (21.78%) Java
7 40 (19.80%) Selenium
7 40 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (17.82%) JIRA
9 35 (17.33%) Scrum
10 34 (16.83%) Non-Functional Testing
11 33 (16.34%) BDD
11 33 (16.34%) Test Scripting
12 32 (15.84%) Functional Testing
13 31 (15.35%) Cucumber
14 29 (14.36%) Test Strategy
15 28 (13.86%) Test Automation
15 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (13.86%) Banking
16 25 (12.38%) ISEB
17 24 (11.88%) Exploratory Testing
18 23 (11.39%) Regression Testing
19 22 (10.89%) Automation Testing
20 21 (10.40%) ISTQB
21 19 (9.41%) Oracle
22 18 (8.91%) .NET
22 18 (8.91%) Test Management
23 17 (8.42%) JavaScript
23 17 (8.42%) HP Quality Center
24 16 (7.92%) Test Planning

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 (1.98%) CMS
2 3 (1.49%) Confluence
2 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Drupal
3 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.49%) MS Office
2 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.50%) MS Project
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.50%) GitHub
3 1 (0.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.50%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.50%) CDMA
2 1 (0.50%) GSM
2 1 (0.50%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.50%) Network Security
2 1 (0.50%) SCCP
2 1 (0.50%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (0.50%) snoop
2 1 (0.50%) SS7
2 1 (0.50%) SSH
2 1 (0.50%) tcpdump
2 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.50%) Wireless
2 1 (0.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.50%) Big Data
4 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (19.80%) Selenium
2 36 (17.82%) JIRA
3 31 (15.35%) Cucumber
4 14 (6.93%) WebDriver
5 13 (6.44%) LoadRunner
6 12 (5.94%) HP UFT
6 12 (5.94%) JMeter
7 8 (3.96%) SpecFlow
8 7 (3.47%) Appium
8 7 (3.47%) Git (software)
9 6 (2.97%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.48%) Protractor
10 5 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.98%) Fiddler
11 4 (1.98%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.49%) JBehave
12 3 (1.49%) Maven
12 3 (1.49%) YouTrack
12 3 (1.49%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.99%) RSpec
General
1 51 (25.25%) Finance
2 28 (13.86%) Banking
3 13 (6.44%) Investment Banking
3 13 (6.44%) Retail
4 9 (4.46%) Games
5 4 (1.98%) Publishing
6 3 (1.49%) Front Office
7 2 (0.99%) Back Office
7 2 (0.99%) German Language
7 2 (0.99%) Legal
7 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (38.12%) Analyst
2 62 (30.69%) Test Analyst
2 62 (30.69%) Tester
3 31 (15.35%) Manual Tester
4 19 (9.41%) QA Tester
5 18 (8.91%) QA Analyst
5 18 (8.91%) QA Engineer
6 17 (8.42%) Test Manager
7 16 (7.92%) Automation Tester
7 16 (7.92%) Manual Test Analyst
8 14 (6.93%) Test Leader
9 13 (6.44%) Banking Analyst
9 13 (6.44%) Test Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (4.95%) QA Test Analyst
11 9 (4.46%) Agile Tester
12 8 (3.96%) Financial Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) UAT Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) UAT Test Analyst
12 8 (3.96%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.91%) .NET
2 12 (5.94%) REST
3 11 (5.45%) RESTful
4 10 (4.95%) Web Services
5 8 (3.96%) HTML
6 7 (3.47%) CSS
6 7 (3.47%) Gherkin
7 4 (1.98%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.98%) HTML5
7 4 (1.98%) XML
8 3 (1.49%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.49%) Middleware
8 3 (1.49%) Node.js
8 3 (1.49%) SOAP
9 2 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.99%) JSON
9 2 (0.99%) Swagger
9 2 (0.99%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.43%) Derivative
3 12 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.97%) Equities
4 6 (2.97%) Fixed Income
4 6 (2.97%) User Experience
5 5 (2.48%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.98%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.98%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.98%) Fintech
6 4 (1.98%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.49%) Apple TV
7 3 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.49%) MPEG
7 3 (1.49%) Social Media
7 3 (1.49%) STB
7 3 (1.49%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.99%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.92%) Unix
1 16 (7.92%) Windows
2 11 (5.45%) Linux
3 6 (2.97%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.48%) Android
5 3 (1.49%) VMS
6 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (50.50%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (28.22%) Automated Testing
3 40 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (17.33%) Scrum
5 34 (16.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 33 (16.34%) BDD
6 33 (16.34%) Test Scripting
7 32 (15.84%) Functional Testing
8 29 (14.36%) Test Strategy
9 28 (13.86%) Test Automation
10 24 (11.88%) Exploratory Testing
11 23 (11.39%) Regression Testing
12 22 (10.89%) Automation Testing
13 18 (8.91%) Test Management
14 16 (7.92%) Software Testing
14 16 (7.92%) Test Planning
15 15 (7.43%) E-Commerce
15 15 (7.43%) Integration Testing
15 15 (7.43%) TDD
16 14 (6.93%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.75%) SQL
2 44 (21.78%) Java
3 17 (8.42%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.92%) C#
5 11 (5.45%) Ruby
6 10 (4.95%) VB
7 6 (2.97%) C++
8 5 (2.48%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.98%) VBScript
10 3 (1.49%) Python
10 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.49%) VBA
11 2 (0.99%) Perl
11 2 (0.99%) PHP
11 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.50%) C
12 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (12.38%) ISEB
2 21 (10.40%) ISTQB
3 10 (4.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (3.96%) Degree
5 3 (1.49%) CLAS
5 3 (1.49%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.99%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (43.07%) QA
2 4 (1.98%) SDET
2 4 (1.98%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.99%) EMIR
3 2 (0.99%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 17 (8.42%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (9.41%) Oracle
2 9 (4.46%) HP
3 6 (2.97%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.49%) Apple
5 2 (0.99%) IBM
5 2 (0.99%) Informatica
5 2 (0.99%) Rally
6 1 (0.50%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.50%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.50%) comScore
6 1 (0.50%) Gigya
6 1 (0.50%) hybris
6 1 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.50%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.50%) Progress
6 1 (0.50%) Siebel
6 1 (0.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.50%) Tableau
6 1 (0.50%) Xamarin
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £160 to £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Eligo Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago