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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 296 309 271
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -38
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 118 120 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.61% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 76 96
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£325 £380 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
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
18791 19557 19479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.57% 77.01% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13104 13695 13102
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 236 364
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.04 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 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 2 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 +10 18 £338 -15.62% 6
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £215 -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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 87 (38.84%) QA
2 85 (37.95%) Automated Testing
3 83 (37.05%) Selenium
4 79 (35.27%) SQL
5 61 (27.23%) Scrum
6 55 (24.55%) Finance
7 52 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
8 51 (22.77%) TDD
9 49 (21.88%) Java
10 44 (19.64%) BDD
11 43 (19.20%) Web Services
12 40 (17.86%) Oracle
13 39 (17.41%) User Acceptance Testing
14 37 (16.52%) Test Scripting
14 37 (16.52%) Banking
15 35 (15.63%) Cucumber
16 34 (15.18%) WebDriver
17 33 (14.73%) Test Automation
18 30 (13.39%) Software Testing
18 30 (13.39%) Regression Testing
18 30 (13.39%) REST
19 29 (12.95%) Test Strategy
19 29 (12.95%) ISEB
20 27 (12.05%) E-Commerce
21 26 (11.61%) JIRA
22 24 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
22 24 (10.71%) ISTQB
22 24 (10.71%) C#
22 24 (10.71%) Automation Testing
23 22 (9.82%) Oracle Database

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 10 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.68%) Apache
3 5 (2.23%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.34%) SAS
6 2 (0.89%) Jetty
7 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.45%) WordPress
7 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Confluence
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Drupal
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.45%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.89%) MS Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Office
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.45%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.45%) Trello
2 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) PaaS
2 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.91%) HTTP
2 5 (2.23%) 3G
2 5 (2.23%) 2G
2 5 (2.23%) 4G
3 2 (0.89%) DVB
4 1 (0.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.82%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.02%) MySQL
3 7 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.79%) SQL Navigator
6 3 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.34%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.89%) Big Data
7 2 (0.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.45%) Redis
8 1 (0.45%) QlikView
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 83 (37.05%) Selenium
2 35 (15.63%) Cucumber
3 34 (15.18%) WebDriver
4 26 (11.61%) JIRA
5 19 (8.48%) SoapUI
6 17 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (6.70%) Maven
8 13 (5.80%) Visual Studio
9 11 (4.91%) JUnit
9 11 (4.91%) SpecFlow
10 9 (4.02%) Capybara
10 9 (4.02%) Toad
10 9 (4.02%) JMeter
11 8 (3.57%) Jenkins
12 7 (3.13%) Gradle
13 6 (2.68%) Ant
13 6 (2.68%) Calabash
14 5 (2.23%) Apache Ivy
14 5 (2.23%) eggPlant
14 5 (2.23%) Bugzilla
General
1 55 (24.55%) Finance
2 37 (16.52%) Banking
3 21 (9.38%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.13%) Retail
4 7 (3.13%) Advertising
5 4 (1.79%) Front Office
5 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.34%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.34%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.89%) Electronics
7 2 (0.89%) Publishing
7 2 (0.89%) Games
7 2 (0.89%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 97 (43.30%) Analyst
2 79 (35.27%) Test Analyst
3 76 (33.93%) Tester
4 27 (12.05%) QA Tester
5 20 (8.93%) Test Engineer
6 17 (7.59%) Agile Test Analyst
7 13 (5.80%) QA Engineer
7 13 (5.80%) Software Tester
8 11 (4.91%) Manual Tester
8 11 (4.91%) Test Leader
9 10 (4.46%) Automation Tester
9 10 (4.46%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (4.46%) Technical Tester
10 9 (4.02%) Developer
10 9 (4.02%) QA Analyst
10 9 (4.02%) Credit Risk Analyst
11 8 (3.57%) Technical Test Analyst
11 8 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
11 8 (3.57%) Hardware Tester
11 8 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (19.20%) Web Services
2 30 (13.39%) REST
3 19 (8.48%) .NET
4 17 (7.59%) SOAP
4 17 (7.59%) XML
5 16 (7.14%) JSON
6 12 (5.36%) Gherkin
7 6 (2.68%) HTML
8 5 (2.23%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.23%) J2ME
8 5 (2.23%) WAP
8 5 (2.23%) RESTful
9 4 (1.79%) CSS
9 4 (1.79%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.89%) Middleware
11 1 (0.45%) XHTML
11 1 (0.45%) HTML5
11 1 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.45%) Sinatra
11 1 (0.45%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.38%) Derivative
2 20 (8.93%) Credit Derivative
3 19 (8.48%) Credit Risk
3 19 (8.48%) Mobile App
4 13 (5.80%) Equities
5 10 (4.46%) Handset
6 9 (4.02%) Smartcard
6 9 (4.02%) EMV
7 7 (3.13%) Open Source
8 6 (2.68%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (2.68%) Computer Science
9 5 (2.23%) iPad
9 5 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.79%) NHS
10 4 (1.79%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.79%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.79%) iPhone
11 3 (1.34%) Video on Demand
11 3 (1.34%) STB
12 2 (0.89%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.93%) Apple iOS
2 15 (6.70%) Android
3 14 (6.25%) UNIX
4 11 (4.91%) Windows
4 11 (4.91%) Linux
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (37.95%) Automated Testing
2 61 (27.23%) Scrum
3 52 (23.21%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (22.77%) TDD
5 44 (19.64%) BDD
6 39 (17.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (16.52%) Test Scripting
8 33 (14.73%) Test Automation
9 30 (13.39%) Software Testing
9 30 (13.39%) Regression Testing
10 29 (12.95%) Test Strategy
11 27 (12.05%) E-Commerce
12 24 (10.71%) Automation Testing
13 20 (8.93%) Risk Management
14 19 (8.48%) Analytics
15 17 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (7.14%) Risk Analytics
17 15 (6.70%) User Stories
18 14 (6.25%) Integration Testing
18 14 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.27%) SQL
2 49 (21.88%) Java
3 24 (10.71%) C#
4 20 (8.93%) Ruby
5 10 (4.46%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.68%) Python
7 4 (1.79%) Groovy
8 3 (1.34%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.34%) Delphi
8 3 (1.34%) VBA
8 3 (1.34%) Perl
9 2 (0.89%) PHP
9 2 (0.89%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.45%) Jython
10 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 29 (12.95%) ISEB
2 24 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.13%) Degree
4 2 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (38.84%) QA
2 9 (4.02%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.89%) Puppet
2 2 (0.89%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (17.86%) Oracle
2 17 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.57%) HP
3 8 (3.57%) ATG
4 7 (3.13%) hybris
5 6 (2.68%) Adobe
6 5 (2.23%) Sun
6 5 (2.23%) SAP
6 5 (2.23%) Apple
6 5 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.34%) Cerner
8 2 (0.89%) JBoss
8 2 (0.89%) VMware
9 1 (0.45%) Telerik
9 1 (0.45%) Google
9 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.45%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.45%) FatWire
9 1 (0.45%) Open Text
9 1 (0.45%) Thunderhead
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