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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 316 279 274
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 83 106 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.39% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.62% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 85 75
Average daily rate
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£364 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +7.14%
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
16714 17075 15210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.57% 76.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11868 11661 10681
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 236 247
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +4 12 £438 +2.94% 7
Hammersmith - 2 £471 -
Croydon - 1 £368 -
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Ealing - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Finchley - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 91 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (46.39%) QA
3 70 (36.08%) SQL
4 62 (31.96%) Automated Testing
5 55 (28.35%) Selenium
6 53 (27.32%) Finance
7 44 (22.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 44 (22.68%) Test Automation
8 40 (20.62%) Regression Testing
9 35 (18.04%) Test Scripting
10 34 (17.53%) BDD
11 32 (16.49%) Test Strategy
12 30 (15.46%) Team Foundation Server
12 30 (15.46%) .NET
13 29 (14.95%) JIRA
14 28 (14.43%) Java
15 26 (13.40%) Microsoft
16 25 (12.89%) TDD
16 25 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
17 24 (12.37%) Software Testing
17 24 (12.37%) ISEB
18 21 (10.82%) C#
18 21 (10.82%) WebDriver
19 20 (10.31%) Risk Management
20 19 (9.79%) Security Testing
20 19 (9.79%) Integration Testing
21 18 (9.28%) Banking
22 17 (8.76%) ISTQB
22 17 (8.76%) QuickTest Pro
22 17 (8.76%) Automation Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.58%) Confluence
2 5 (2.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.55%) CMS
5 2 (1.03%) IIS
6 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.52%) SugarCRM
6 1 (0.52%) Drupal
6 1 (0.52%) uiautomator
Applications
1 8 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.58%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.52%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.09%) Internet
2 5 (2.58%) ATM
3 4 (2.06%) HTTP
4 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.58%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.55%) MySQL
8 2 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.03%) EDMS
9 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.52%) Essbase
9 1 (0.52%) DB2
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.52%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (28.35%) Selenium
2 30 (15.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 29 (14.95%) JIRA
4 21 (10.82%) WebDriver
5 17 (8.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (7.73%) Visual Studio
7 12 (6.19%) SpecFlow
8 11 (5.67%) Cucumber
8 11 (5.67%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.12%) TestNG
9 8 (4.12%) JUnit
10 7 (3.61%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.09%) Appium
12 5 (2.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (2.58%) Calabash
12 5 (2.58%) MSTest
13 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
13 4 (2.06%) Maven
13 4 (2.06%) JMeter
13 4 (2.06%) Bugzilla
General
1 53 (27.32%) Finance
2 18 (9.28%) Banking
3 13 (6.70%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.06%) Retail
4 4 (2.06%) Games
5 2 (1.03%) Marketing
5 2 (1.03%) Electronics
5 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (36.60%) Analyst
2 63 (32.47%) Test Analyst
3 59 (30.41%) Tester
4 19 (9.79%) Test Leader
5 16 (8.25%) QA Analyst
6 15 (7.73%) Test Engineer
6 15 (7.73%) QA Engineer
6 15 (7.73%) QA Test Analyst
7 14 (7.22%) QA Tester
8 13 (6.70%) Manual Tester
9 12 (6.19%) Test Manager
10 9 (4.64%) Senior Tester
11 7 (3.61%) Automation Tester
12 6 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
12 6 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (3.09%) Developer
13 5 (2.58%) Senior Test Engineer
14 4 (2.06%) Head of Testing
15 3 (1.55%) Automation Engineer
15 3 (1.55%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.46%) .NET
2 11 (5.67%) SOAP
2 11 (5.67%) Web Services
2 11 (5.67%) XML
3 10 (5.15%) REST
4 9 (4.64%) HTML
5 2 (1.03%) XSD
5 2 (1.03%) XSLT
5 2 (1.03%) JMS
5 2 (1.03%) Java RMI
5 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.03%) CSS
5 2 (1.03%) JDBC
5 2 (1.03%) XML-RPC
5 2 (1.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.03%) JSON
6 1 (0.52%) WPF
6 1 (0.52%) RESTful
6 1 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.70%) Derivative
3 12 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.09%) Credit Risk
4 6 (3.09%) IPTV
4 6 (3.09%) STB
4 6 (3.09%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.58%) User Experience
5 5 (2.58%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.06%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.06%) Video on Demand
6 4 (2.06%) Equities
6 4 (2.06%) Credit Derivative
6 4 (2.06%) Streaming Media
7 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.55%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.03%) Market Risk
8 2 (1.03%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 15 (7.73%) Linux
2 9 (4.64%) Windows
3 8 (4.12%) Android
4 6 (3.09%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.58%) UNIX
6 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (31.96%) Automated Testing
3 44 (22.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 44 (22.68%) Test Automation
4 40 (20.62%) Regression Testing
5 35 (18.04%) Test Scripting
6 34 (17.53%) BDD
7 32 (16.49%) Test Strategy
8 25 (12.89%) TDD
9 24 (12.37%) Software Testing
10 20 (10.31%) Risk Management
11 19 (9.79%) Security Testing
11 19 (9.79%) Integration Testing
12 17 (8.76%) Automation Testing
13 16 (8.25%) Test Management
13 16 (8.25%) ETL
13 16 (8.25%) Scrum
14 14 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (5.67%) V-Model
16 10 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 70 (36.08%) SQL
2 28 (14.43%) Java
3 21 (10.82%) C#
4 14 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.22%) Ruby
5 6 (3.09%) VB
6 5 (2.58%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.06%) PHP
8 3 (1.55%) VBA
9 2 (1.03%) Python
9 2 (1.03%) XPath
9 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) C++
10 1 (0.52%) RPG
10 1 (0.52%) VBScript
10 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (12.37%) ISEB
2 17 (8.76%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.64%) Degree
4 8 (4.12%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.03%) PMP
7 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.52%) VCP4
8 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (46.39%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) Basel III
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 25 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (13.40%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.25%) Oracle
3 8 (4.12%) HP
4 6 (3.09%) JD Edwards
4 6 (3.09%) SAP
5 4 (2.06%) Sybase
6 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.03%) Remedy
7 2 (1.03%) ATG
7 2 (1.03%) Northgate
7 2 (1.03%) Orchard
7 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.03%) hybris
7 2 (1.03%) Demandware
8 1 (0.52%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.52%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.52%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.52%) Apple
8 1 (0.52%) Adobe
8 1 (0.52%) Murex
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £700 - £750 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago