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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 301 315 264
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -51
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 85 86 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.39% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.50% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 70 78
Average daily rate
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£371 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £15.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+95.00% +275.00%
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
16159 17087 15138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 78.17% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11564 11767 10514
Average daily rate £450 £445 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 237 299
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £49.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +10 15 £375 -18.91% 14
Hammersmith - 2 £385 -
Croydon - 1 £368 -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 108 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (42.23%) QA
3 77 (37.38%) SQL
4 76 (36.89%) Automated Testing
5 67 (32.52%) Selenium
6 52 (25.24%) Finance
7 44 (21.36%) Test Automation
8 43 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (17.96%) TDD
9 37 (17.96%) BDD
10 36 (17.48%) Test Strategy
10 36 (17.48%) Regression Testing
11 35 (16.99%) Test Scripting
12 34 (16.50%) JIRA
12 34 (16.50%) Java
13 30 (14.56%) HP Quality Center
14 29 (14.08%) ISEB
15 28 (13.59%) .NET
16 27 (13.11%) WebDriver
16 27 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
17 26 (12.62%) Software Testing
18 25 (12.14%) Banking
18 25 (12.14%) Scrum
18 25 (12.14%) C#
18 25 (12.14%) Risk Management
18 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
20 23 (11.17%) Derivative
21 22 (10.68%) Investment Banking
22 20 (9.71%) ISTQB

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.91%) Confluence
3 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.94%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.46%) CMS
6 2 (0.97%) IIS
7 1 (0.49%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.49%) Drupal
7 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.49%) uiautomator
7 1 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.43%) MS Office
3 4 (1.94%) MS Project
4 2 (0.97%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.49%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.88%) HTTP
2 5 (2.43%) ATM
2 5 (2.43%) Internet
3 2 (0.97%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.49%) Intranet
4 1 (0.49%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.34%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.85%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.46%) MySQL
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.97%) EDMS
9 2 (0.97%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.49%) Essbase
10 1 (0.49%) DB2
10 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.49%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 67 (32.52%) Selenium
2 34 (16.50%) JIRA
3 27 (13.11%) WebDriver
3 27 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (7.28%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.83%) Visual Studio
6 11 (5.34%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (5.34%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.37%) SpecFlow
8 8 (3.88%) TestNG
8 8 (3.88%) JUnit
9 7 (3.40%) Maven
9 7 (3.40%) Jenkins
9 7 (3.40%) MSTest
10 6 (2.91%) Calabash
10 6 (2.91%) Capybara
10 6 (2.91%) Appium
10 6 (2.91%) Bugzilla
11 5 (2.43%) JMeter
11 5 (2.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 52 (25.24%) Finance
2 25 (12.14%) Banking
3 22 (10.68%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.94%) Retail
5 3 (1.46%) Front Office
5 3 (1.46%) Games
6 2 (0.97%) Electronics
6 2 (0.97%) Advertising
6 2 (0.97%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.97%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 75 (36.41%) Analyst
2 64 (31.07%) Tester
2 64 (31.07%) Test Analyst
3 19 (9.22%) QA Tester
4 18 (8.74%) Test Engineer
5 17 (8.25%) Test Leader
6 16 (7.77%) Manual Tester
7 14 (6.80%) QA Engineer
8 13 (6.31%) QA Test Analyst
8 13 (6.31%) QA Analyst
9 12 (5.83%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.37%) Automation Tester
11 7 (3.40%) Lead Test Analyst
12 6 (2.91%) Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.91%) Developer
12 6 (2.91%) Senior Tester
12 6 (2.91%) Credit Risk Analyst
13 5 (2.43%) Software Tester
14 4 (1.94%) Head of Testing
14 4 (1.94%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.59%) .NET
2 16 (7.77%) REST
2 16 (7.77%) Web Services
3 15 (7.28%) XML
4 10 (4.85%) SOAP
5 6 (2.91%) HTML
5 6 (2.91%) JSON
6 2 (0.97%) RESTful
6 2 (0.97%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.97%) CSS
6 2 (0.97%) XSD
6 2 (0.97%) XSLT
6 2 (0.97%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.49%) WPF
7 1 (0.49%) JDBC
7 1 (0.49%) JMS
7 1 (0.49%) Java RMI
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.14%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (11.17%) Derivative
3 16 (7.77%) Credit Risk
4 13 (6.31%) Credit Derivative
5 12 (5.83%) Data Structures
6 10 (4.85%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.40%) IPTV
7 7 (3.40%) STB
7 7 (3.40%) Equities
8 5 (2.43%) User Experience
8 5 (2.43%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.94%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.94%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.94%) EMV
9 4 (1.94%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.94%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.94%) Streaming Media
10 3 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.46%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.80%) Linux
2 11 (5.34%) Android
3 9 (4.37%) Windows
4 8 (3.88%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.91%) UNIX
6 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.97%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (52.43%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (36.89%) Automated Testing
3 44 (21.36%) Test Automation
4 43 (20.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (17.96%) TDD
5 37 (17.96%) BDD
6 36 (17.48%) Test Strategy
6 36 (17.48%) Regression Testing
7 35 (16.99%) Test Scripting
8 26 (12.62%) Software Testing
9 25 (12.14%) Scrum
9 25 (12.14%) Risk Management
10 20 (9.71%) Integration Testing
10 20 (9.71%) Automation Testing
11 17 (8.25%) ETL
12 16 (7.77%) Security Testing
12 16 (7.77%) Test Management
13 15 (7.28%) Analytics
14 13 (6.31%) E-Commerce
14 13 (6.31%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 77 (37.38%) SQL
2 34 (16.50%) Java
3 25 (12.14%) C#
4 18 (8.74%) Ruby
5 11 (5.34%) JavaScript
6 7 (3.40%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.94%) PHP
8 3 (1.46%) VB
8 3 (1.46%) Perl
8 3 (1.46%) Python
9 2 (0.97%) Delphi
9 2 (0.97%) VBA
9 2 (0.97%) XPath
10 1 (0.49%) Korn
10 1 (0.49%) Groovy
10 1 (0.49%) VBScript
10 1 (0.49%) C++
10 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.49%) RPG
10 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (14.08%) ISEB
2 20 (9.71%) ISTQB
3 11 (5.34%) Degree
4 8 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.97%) PMP
7 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (42.23%) QA
2 7 (3.40%) Basel III
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 30 (14.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.22%) Oracle
3 10 (4.85%) HP
4 6 (2.91%) JD Edwards
4 6 (2.91%) SAP
5 4 (1.94%) Sybase
6 3 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.46%) ATG
6 3 (1.46%) hybris
7 2 (0.97%) Demandware
7 2 (0.97%) Adobe
7 2 (0.97%) Northgate
7 2 (0.97%) Orchard
7 2 (0.97%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.49%) Murex
8 1 (0.49%) Calypso
8 1 (0.49%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.49%) Apple
8 1 (0.49%) Remedy
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