The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 320 333 321
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 81 74 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.40% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 60
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18140 18533 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.93% 76.45% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12691 12878 12909
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 264 374
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 15 £335 -12.98% 9
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 76 (44.44%) QA
2 56 (32.75%) SQL
3 53 (30.99%) Selenium
4 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (25.15%) Test Scripting
6 42 (24.56%) Finance
7 35 (20.47%) Scrum
8 32 (18.71%) Regression Testing
9 31 (18.13%) Web Services
9 31 (18.13%) TDD
10 29 (16.96%) Banking
10 29 (16.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (16.37%) Test Automation
12 27 (15.79%) BDD
13 26 (15.20%) JIRA
13 26 (15.20%) Oracle
13 26 (15.20%) C#
13 26 (15.20%) Java
14 24 (14.04%) Automated Testing
14 24 (14.04%) Automation Testing
15 23 (13.45%) Test Strategy
16 21 (12.28%) .NET
16 21 (12.28%) ISEB
17 20 (11.70%) Software Testing
17 20 (11.70%) SoapUI
17 20 (11.70%) Mobile App
18 19 (11.11%) User Stories
18 19 (11.11%) Cucumber
19 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
19 18 (10.53%) WebDriver

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (4.68%) Apache
2 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.34%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.75%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.58%) WordPress
5 1 (0.58%) Jetty
5 1 (0.58%) Drupal
5 1 (0.58%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Final Cut Pro
1 3 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.58%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.58%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.58%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.75%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.58%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.58%) Trello
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.09%) 4G
1 7 (4.09%) 2G
1 7 (4.09%) 3G
2 3 (1.75%) HTTP
3 2 (1.17%) DVB
4 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.58%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.60%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.68%) MySQL
3 7 (4.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.34%) Big Data
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.17%) MS Access
6 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.17%) QlikView
6 2 (1.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 53 (30.99%) Selenium
2 26 (15.20%) JIRA
3 20 (11.70%) SoapUI
4 19 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 18 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 17 (9.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (7.60%) SpecFlow
8 12 (7.02%) Visual Studio
9 10 (5.85%) Maven
9 10 (5.85%) Toad
10 8 (4.68%) Ant
10 8 (4.68%) eggPlant
11 7 (4.09%) Apache Ivy
11 7 (4.09%) LoadRunner
11 7 (4.09%) JMeter
12 6 (3.51%) JUnit
13 5 (2.92%) NUnit
14 4 (2.34%) TestDirector
14 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
15 3 (1.75%) Calabash
General
1 42 (24.56%) Finance
2 29 (16.96%) Banking
3 10 (5.85%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.51%) Retail
5 5 (2.92%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.92%) Advertising
6 3 (1.75%) Front Office
7 2 (1.17%) Electronics
7 2 (1.17%) Publishing
7 2 (1.17%) Marketing
7 2 (1.17%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.58%) Local Government
8 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 79 (46.20%) Analyst
2 64 (37.43%) Test Analyst
3 54 (31.58%) Tester
4 19 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 14 (8.19%) Test Engineer
6 13 (7.60%) Test Leader
6 13 (7.60%) QA Analyst
7 9 (5.26%) Automation Tester
7 9 (5.26%) Manual Tester
8 8 (4.68%) QA Test Analyst
8 8 (4.68%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (4.09%) Developer
10 6 (3.51%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.51%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.51%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.51%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Agile Tester
11 5 (2.92%) QA Engineer
11 5 (2.92%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (18.13%) Web Services
2 21 (12.28%) .NET
3 18 (10.53%) REST
4 17 (9.94%) SOAP
5 10 (5.85%) Gherkin
6 7 (4.09%) WAP
6 7 (4.09%) J2ME
6 7 (4.09%) HTML
7 6 (3.51%) CSS
8 5 (2.92%) JSON
8 5 (2.92%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.92%) XML
9 4 (2.34%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.75%) RESTful
11 1 (0.58%) Ajax
11 1 (0.58%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.58%) jQuery
11 1 (0.58%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Mobile App
2 13 (7.60%) Derivative
3 11 (6.43%) Handset
4 10 (5.85%) Credit Derivative
5 8 (4.68%) Equities
6 7 (4.09%) Mobile Banking
6 7 (4.09%) Open Source
6 7 (4.09%) Credit Risk
7 6 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.34%) NHS
9 4 (2.34%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.34%) iPad
9 4 (2.34%) iPhone
9 4 (2.34%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.75%) STB
11 2 (1.17%) MPEG
11 2 (1.17%) Video on Demand
11 2 (1.17%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.36%) Apple iOS
2 12 (7.02%) Android
2 12 (7.02%) Windows
3 11 (6.43%) Linux
4 9 (5.26%) UNIX
5 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.15%) Test Scripting
3 35 (20.47%) Scrum
4 32 (18.71%) Regression Testing
5 31 (18.13%) TDD
6 29 (16.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (16.37%) Test Automation
8 27 (15.79%) BDD
9 24 (14.04%) Automated Testing
9 24 (14.04%) Automation Testing
10 23 (13.45%) Test Strategy
11 20 (11.70%) Software Testing
12 19 (11.11%) User Stories
13 17 (9.94%) E-Commerce
14 11 (6.43%) Integration Testing
15 10 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
16 9 (5.26%) Analytics
16 9 (5.26%) Risk Management
17 8 (4.68%) Asset Management
17 8 (4.68%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (32.75%) SQL
2 26 (15.20%) C#
2 26 (15.20%) Java
3 10 (5.85%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.68%) Ruby
5 5 (2.92%) Python
6 4 (2.34%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.75%) Groovy
8 2 (1.17%) VBA
8 2 (1.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) Perl
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) Jython
Qualifications
1 21 (12.28%) ISEB
2 13 (7.60%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.68%) Degree
4 2 (1.17%) CEH
4 2 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (44.44%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.17%) HDFS
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.17%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (15.20%) Oracle
2 18 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.26%) HP
4 8 (4.68%) Apple
5 7 (4.09%) Sun
6 5 (2.92%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.34%) SAP
7 4 (2.34%) Adobe
8 3 (1.75%) Cerner
9 2 (1.17%) VMware
9 2 (1.17%) Telerik
10 1 (0.58%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.58%) Google
10 1 (0.58%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.58%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.58%) JBoss
10 1 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.58%) Open Text
10 1 (0.58%) Thunderhead
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