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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 335 309 318
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 93 117 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.48% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 73
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£350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
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
19203 19218 19612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.72% 78.99% 78.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 13370 13713
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 220 236
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -2 12 £370 +9.62% 5
Kingston Upon Thames -4 3 £335 +55.81% 2
Docklands, London - 2 £650 - 1
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -
Hammersmith - 1 £500 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 81 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (43.13%) QA
3 54 (33.75%) Selenium
4 49 (30.63%) Java
5 47 (29.38%) Automated Testing
6 45 (28.13%) SQL
7 41 (25.63%) Test Scripting
8 39 (24.38%) Test Automation
9 38 (23.75%) BDD
10 37 (23.13%) Finance
11 32 (20.00%) Cucumber
11 32 (20.00%) JIRA
12 29 (18.13%) Regression Testing
12 29 (18.13%) C#
13 28 (17.50%) Scrum
14 26 (16.25%) ISEB
15 24 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
16 22 (13.75%) WebDriver
16 22 (13.75%) TDD
17 21 (13.13%) Software Testing
18 20 (12.50%) Automation Testing
19 18 (11.25%) Microsoft
20 17 (10.63%) SpecFlow
21 16 (10.00%) Banking
22 15 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
22 15 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
23 14 (8.75%) .NET
23 14 (8.75%) UNIX
24 13 (8.13%) E-Commerce

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 10 (6.25%) CMS
2 5 (3.13%) Confluence
3 3 (1.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.63%) Moodle
5 1 (0.63%) SAS
5 1 (0.63%) Drupal
5 1 (0.63%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.50%) MS Office
3 2 (1.25%) MS Project
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) SaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Wireless
2 1 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.88%) MySQL
3 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (33.75%) Selenium
2 32 (20.00%) JIRA
2 32 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 22 (13.75%) WebDriver
4 17 (10.63%) SpecFlow
5 15 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (5.00%) SoapUI
6 8 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (5.00%) JUnit
7 7 (4.38%) HP UFT
7 7 (4.38%) Bugzilla
8 5 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.13%) Behat
9 4 (2.50%) Jasmine
9 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.50%) NUnit
10 3 (1.88%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.88%) JMeter
10 3 (1.88%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.88%) JBehave
General
1 37 (23.13%) Finance
2 16 (10.00%) Banking
3 12 (7.50%) Retail
4 10 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.00%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.75%) Billing
7 4 (2.50%) Back Office
8 3 (1.88%) Front Office
8 3 (1.88%) Publishing
8 3 (1.88%) Games
8 3 (1.88%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.88%) Marketing
9 1 (0.63%) French Language
9 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) Law
9 1 (0.63%) Legal
9 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 69 (43.13%) Analyst
2 61 (38.13%) Tester
2 61 (38.13%) Test Analyst
3 12 (7.50%) Automation Tester
4 10 (6.25%) Test Manager
4 10 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 9 (5.63%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (4.38%) Developer
7 7 (4.38%) Senior Test Analyst
7 7 (4.38%) Senior Tester
7 7 (4.38%) QA Tester
8 6 (3.75%) Software Tester
9 5 (3.13%) Manual Tester
9 5 (3.13%) QA Engineer
9 5 (3.13%) QA Test Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) Test Leader
10 4 (2.50%) Mobile Tester
10 4 (2.50%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.75%) .NET
2 12 (7.50%) SOAP
3 9 (5.63%) XML
4 6 (3.75%) REST
5 5 (3.13%) Web Services
5 5 (3.13%) HTML
6 3 (1.88%) Gherkin
6 3 (1.88%) LAMP
7 2 (1.25%) XML-RPC
7 2 (1.25%) React
7 2 (1.25%) JMS
7 2 (1.25%) Java RMI
7 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.63%) COM
8 1 (0.63%) JDBC
8 1 (0.63%) XSLT
8 1 (0.63%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.63%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.63%) Drools
8 1 (0.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.75%) Derivative
4 5 (3.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.88%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.88%) Equities
5 3 (1.88%) Wiki
5 3 (1.88%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.25%) User Experience
6 2 (1.25%) Swaptions
6 2 (1.25%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.25%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.25%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.63%) Economics
7 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.63%) DTCC
7 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.75%) UNIX
2 8 (5.00%) Linux
3 7 (4.38%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.50%) Windows
4 4 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (50.63%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (29.38%) Automated Testing
3 41 (25.63%) Test Scripting
4 39 (24.38%) Test Automation
5 38 (23.75%) BDD
6 29 (18.13%) Regression Testing
7 28 (17.50%) Scrum
8 24 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 22 (13.75%) TDD
10 21 (13.13%) Software Testing
11 20 (12.50%) Automation Testing
12 15 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (8.13%) User Stories
13 13 (8.13%) Integration Testing
13 13 (8.13%) E-Commerce
14 12 (7.50%) Test Strategy
14 12 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
15 10 (6.25%) CRM
16 9 (5.63%) Test Management
16 9 (5.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 49 (30.63%) Java
2 45 (28.13%) SQL
3 29 (18.13%) C#
4 12 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 11 (6.88%) PHP
6 7 (4.38%) Ruby
7 4 (2.50%) VBA
7 4 (2.50%) Python
8 2 (1.25%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.25%) Groovy
8 2 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (0.63%) VBScript
9 1 (0.63%) VB
9 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.63%) C
9 1 (0.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 26 (16.25%) ISEB
2 13 (8.13%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.75%) Degree
3 6 (3.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (1.88%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (43.13%) QA
2 1 (0.63%) EMIR
2 1 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.63%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (13.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.25%) Oracle
3 5 (3.13%) hybris
4 4 (2.50%) HP
5 3 (1.88%) SAP
5 3 (1.88%) ATG
6 2 (1.25%) Tableau
6 2 (1.25%) Informatica
6 2 (1.25%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.63%) Reuters
7 1 (0.63%) Remedy
7 1 (0.63%) IBM
7 1 (0.63%) Murex
7 1 (0.63%) Calypso
7 1 (0.63%) Facebook
7 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.63%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) GoldenSource
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