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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 298 311 284
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 117 121 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.62% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 81 97
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £290 £268
% change year-on-year
-1.72% +8.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £29.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -83.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
19054 19489 19712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.56% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13487 13636 13293
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 230 375
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.93 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -1 18 £358 -13.33% 4
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £215 -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 126 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (37.16%) Automated Testing
3 80 (36.70%) Selenium
4 79 (36.24%) QA
4 79 (36.24%) SQL
5 56 (25.69%) Finance
6 52 (23.85%) Scrum
7 47 (21.56%) TDD
8 46 (21.10%) Java
9 41 (18.81%) User Acceptance Testing
10 37 (16.97%) Banking
10 37 (16.97%) BDD
10 37 (16.97%) Analytical Skills
11 36 (16.51%) Oracle
12 34 (15.60%) Test Scripting
12 34 (15.60%) WebDriver
13 31 (14.22%) Web Services
14 30 (13.76%) Test Automation
14 30 (13.76%) Cucumber
15 28 (12.84%) Test Strategy
15 28 (12.84%) ISEB
16 27 (12.39%) Software Testing
17 26 (11.93%) JIRA
17 26 (11.93%) HP Quality Center
17 26 (11.93%) E-Commerce
18 25 (11.47%) C#
18 25 (11.47%) REST
19 24 (11.01%) Derivative
20 23 (10.55%) Investment Banking
20 23 (10.55%) Regression Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 8 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.83%) Apache
2 4 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.92%) SAS
3 2 (0.92%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) Drupal
4 1 (0.46%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.46%) WordPress
4 1 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.46%) Confluence
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (1.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.92%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.46%) Endur
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.46%) Trello
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.05%) HTTP
2 3 (1.38%) 3G
2 3 (1.38%) 2G
2 3 (1.38%) 4G
3 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.46%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.63%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.21%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Navigator
4 4 (1.83%) MySQL
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.92%) Big Data
7 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 80 (36.70%) Selenium
2 34 (15.60%) WebDriver
3 30 (13.76%) Cucumber
4 26 (11.93%) JIRA
5 17 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (6.42%) SoapUI
7 12 (5.50%) Visual Studio
8 11 (5.05%) SpecFlow
8 11 (5.05%) Maven
9 9 (4.13%) Capybara
9 9 (4.13%) JUnit
9 9 (4.13%) JMeter
10 7 (3.21%) Toad
10 7 (3.21%) QuickTest Pro
10 7 (3.21%) Gradle
11 6 (2.75%) Jenkins
11 6 (2.75%) Calabash
12 5 (2.29%) MSTest
12 5 (2.29%) Bugzilla
12 5 (2.29%) NUnit
General
1 56 (25.69%) Finance
2 37 (16.97%) Banking
3 23 (10.55%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.67%) Retail
5 6 (2.75%) Advertising
6 4 (1.83%) Front Office
6 4 (1.83%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.92%) Electronics
8 2 (0.92%) Publishing
8 2 (0.92%) Games
8 2 (0.92%) Marketing
9 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 101 (46.33%) Analyst
2 82 (37.61%) Test Analyst
3 75 (34.40%) Tester
4 30 (13.76%) QA Tester
5 17 (7.80%) Test Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Agile Test Analyst
6 13 (5.96%) Manual Tester
7 12 (5.50%) Software Tester
8 11 (5.05%) QA Engineer
9 10 (4.59%) Technical Tester
9 10 (4.59%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (4.13%) Developer
10 9 (4.13%) Credit Risk Analyst
10 9 (4.13%) Automation Tester
10 9 (4.13%) QA Analyst
10 9 (4.13%) Test Leader
11 8 (3.67%) Lead Test Analyst
11 8 (3.67%) Technical Test Analyst
11 8 (3.67%) Hardware Tester
11 8 (3.67%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.22%) Web Services
2 25 (11.47%) REST
3 21 (9.63%) .NET
4 17 (7.80%) XML
5 16 (7.34%) JSON
6 14 (6.42%) SOAP
7 12 (5.50%) Gherkin
8 6 (2.75%) HTML
9 5 (2.29%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.83%) CSS
10 4 (1.83%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.38%) RESTful
11 3 (1.38%) J2ME
11 3 (1.38%) WAP
12 2 (0.92%) Middleware
13 1 (0.46%) XHTML
13 1 (0.46%) HTML5
13 1 (0.46%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.97%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (11.01%) Derivative
3 21 (9.63%) Credit Derivative
3 21 (9.63%) Credit Risk
4 17 (7.80%) Mobile App
5 13 (5.96%) Equities
6 10 (4.59%) EMV
6 10 (4.59%) Smartcard
7 8 (3.67%) Handset
8 7 (3.21%) User Experience
8 7 (3.21%) Open Source
9 6 (2.75%) iPad
9 6 (2.75%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.29%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.83%) iPhone
11 4 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (1.83%) NHS
11 4 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.83%) STB
11 4 (1.83%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (9.17%) Apple iOS
2 15 (6.88%) Android
3 13 (5.96%) Windows
4 11 (5.05%) Linux
4 11 (5.05%) UNIX
5 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (57.80%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (37.16%) Automated Testing
3 52 (23.85%) Scrum
4 47 (21.56%) TDD
5 41 (18.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (16.97%) BDD
7 34 (15.60%) Test Scripting
8 30 (13.76%) Test Automation
9 28 (12.84%) Test Strategy
10 27 (12.39%) Software Testing
11 26 (11.93%) E-Commerce
12 23 (10.55%) Regression Testing
13 22 (10.09%) Risk Management
13 22 (10.09%) Automation Testing
14 21 (9.63%) Analytics
15 19 (8.72%) Risk Analytics
16 14 (6.42%) User Stories
17 13 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (5.50%) Integration Testing
18 12 (5.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (36.24%) SQL
2 46 (21.10%) Java
3 25 (11.47%) C#
4 17 (7.80%) Ruby
5 12 (5.50%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.29%) Python
7 3 (1.38%) VBA
7 3 (1.38%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.38%) Delphi
8 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.92%) Perl
8 2 (0.92%) PHP
8 2 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.92%) Groovy
9 1 (0.46%) Jython
9 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.46%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (12.84%) ISEB
2 22 (10.09%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.21%) Degree
4 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.46%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (36.24%) QA
2 11 (5.05%) Basel III
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (11.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (16.51%) Oracle
2 16 (7.34%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.67%) HP
3 8 (3.67%) ATG
4 7 (3.21%) hybris
5 6 (2.75%) Adobe
6 5 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (2.29%) SAP
7 4 (1.83%) Apple
8 3 (1.38%) Cerner
8 3 (1.38%) Sun
9 2 (0.92%) VMware
10 1 (0.46%) Google
10 1 (0.46%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.46%) Reuters
10 1 (0.46%) FatWire
10 1 (0.46%) Open Text
10 1 (0.46%) Sybase
10 1 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
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