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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 354 311 318
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 71 112 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 77 72
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £435 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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
18590 18554 19032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.19% 78.90% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13248 12960 13184
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 225 260
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £53.50 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 £413 +26.92% 6
Kingston Upon Thames -4 3 £335 +55.81%
Bromley -4 1 £425 +88.88%
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 66 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (43.62%) QA
3 53 (35.57%) SQL
4 45 (30.20%) Finance
5 43 (28.86%) Automated Testing
6 41 (27.52%) Selenium
7 35 (23.49%) Test Scripting
7 35 (23.49%) Java
8 29 (19.46%) BDD
9 27 (18.12%) Regression Testing
10 26 (17.45%) Test Automation
11 24 (16.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (14.77%) JIRA
13 20 (13.42%) ISEB
14 19 (12.75%) C#
14 19 (12.75%) Cucumber
15 18 (12.08%) WebDriver
15 18 (12.08%) TDD
16 17 (11.41%) Banking
16 17 (11.41%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (11.41%) Software Testing
17 16 (10.74%) Automation Testing
18 15 (10.07%) Scrum
18 15 (10.07%) Oracle
18 15 (10.07%) UNIX
19 14 (9.40%) Microsoft
20 13 (8.72%) .NET
20 13 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
21 12 (8.05%) SpecFlow
21 12 (8.05%) Integration Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (5.37%) CMS
2 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.34%) Confluence
3 2 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.67%) Moodle
4 1 (0.67%) SAS
4 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 12 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Teamcenter
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.34%) SaaS
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.01%) Internet
2 1 (0.67%) Wireless
2 1 (0.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.01%) MySQL
4 2 (1.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (27.52%) Selenium
2 22 (14.77%) JIRA
3 19 (12.75%) Cucumber
4 18 (12.08%) WebDriver
5 13 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (8.05%) SpecFlow
7 11 (7.38%) HP UFT
8 7 (4.70%) Bugzilla
9 6 (4.03%) JUnit
10 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.36%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.68%) SoapUI
12 3 (2.01%) JBehave
12 3 (2.01%) JMeter
12 3 (2.01%) NUnit
13 2 (1.34%) FitNesse
13 2 (1.34%) LoadRunner
13 2 (1.34%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.34%) Git (software)
13 2 (1.34%) Behat
General
1 45 (30.20%) Finance
2 17 (11.41%) Banking
3 10 (6.71%) Retail
3 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.04%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.03%) Billing
6 5 (3.36%) Back Office
7 4 (2.68%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.68%) Games
8 3 (2.01%) Front Office
9 2 (1.34%) Advertising
9 2 (1.34%) Publishing
9 2 (1.34%) Marketing
10 1 (0.67%) French Language
10 1 (0.67%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.67%) Law
10 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 70 (46.98%) Analyst
2 60 (40.27%) Test Analyst
3 47 (31.54%) Tester
4 13 (8.72%) QA Analyst
5 9 (6.04%) Senior Tester
5 9 (6.04%) Test Engineer
6 8 (5.37%) Test Manager
6 8 (5.37%) QA Test Analyst
6 8 (5.37%) Automation Tester
7 7 (4.70%) Test Leader
7 7 (4.70%) QA Tester
7 7 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (4.70%) Software Tester
8 6 (4.03%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (4.03%) Developer
8 6 (4.03%) QA Engineer
8 6 (4.03%) UAT Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) Manual Tester
9 5 (3.36%) Agile Test Analyst
9 5 (3.36%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.72%) .NET
2 9 (6.04%) SOAP
3 7 (4.70%) XML
3 7 (4.70%) HTML
4 6 (4.03%) REST
5 5 (3.36%) Web Services
6 3 (2.01%) JMS
6 3 (2.01%) Java RMI
6 3 (2.01%) LAMP
6 3 (2.01%) XML-RPC
6 3 (2.01%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.34%) JDBC
8 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.67%) COM
8 1 (0.67%) XSLT
8 1 (0.67%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.67%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.67%) Drools
8 1 (0.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.38%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (4.03%) Derivative
4 6 (4.03%) Fixed Income
4 6 (4.03%) Equities
5 3 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.01%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.34%) Swaptions
6 2 (1.34%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.34%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.34%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.67%) DTCC
7 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.67%) Economics
7 1 (0.67%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.07%) UNIX
2 10 (6.71%) Linux
3 4 (2.68%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.01%) Android
4 3 (2.01%) Windows
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (28.86%) Automated Testing
3 35 (23.49%) Test Scripting
4 29 (19.46%) BDD
5 27 (18.12%) Regression Testing
6 26 (17.45%) Test Automation
7 24 (16.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (12.08%) TDD
9 17 (11.41%) Software Testing
10 16 (10.74%) Automation Testing
11 15 (10.07%) Scrum
12 12 (8.05%) Integration Testing
13 11 (7.38%) Migration
13 11 (7.38%) CRM
13 11 (7.38%) E-Commerce
14 10 (6.71%) Test Strategy
14 10 (6.71%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (6.04%) Test Management
16 8 (5.37%) Performance Testing
16 8 (5.37%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (35.57%) SQL
2 35 (23.49%) Java
3 19 (12.75%) C#
4 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.03%) PHP
6 5 (3.36%) VBA
7 4 (2.68%) Python
7 4 (2.68%) Ruby
7 4 (2.68%) VB
8 2 (1.34%) Groovy
8 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.34%) C++
8 2 (1.34%) VBScript
9 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.67%) C
9 1 (0.67%) Lua
Qualifications
1 20 (13.42%) ISEB
2 11 (7.38%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.68%) Degree
5 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (43.62%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) EMIR
2 1 (0.67%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (11.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (10.07%) Oracle
2 14 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.01%) SAP
4 2 (1.34%) Remedy
4 2 (1.34%) hybris
4 2 (1.34%) HP
5 1 (0.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.67%) Tableau
5 1 (0.67%) Facebook
5 1 (0.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.67%) ATG
5 1 (0.67%) VMware
5 1 (0.67%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.67%) Murex
5 1 (0.67%) Calypso
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago