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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 326 355 314
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -41
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 105 68 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.31% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 55 71
Median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
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
18518 18052 18296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.94% 80.98% 80.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13545 12688 13115
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £618 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 253 225
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £80.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +48 26 £425 +28.30% 4
Hayes - 3 £425 -
Docklands, London +7 1 £675 +3.84%
Hammersmith +2 1 £388 -17.77%
Osterley - 1 £275 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 98 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (41.24%) QA
3 58 (29.90%) Automated Testing
4 51 (26.29%) Finance
5 46 (23.71%) SQL
6 45 (23.20%) BDD
7 43 (22.16%) Test Scripting
7 43 (22.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 41 (21.13%) Selenium
9 39 (20.10%) Functional Testing
10 37 (19.07%) JIRA
11 36 (18.56%) Scrum
12 31 (15.98%) Oracle
13 30 (15.46%) Java
13 30 (15.46%) Non-Functional Testing
13 30 (15.46%) Test Strategy
14 29 (14.95%) Test Automation
15 28 (14.43%) Cucumber
15 28 (14.43%) ISTQB
16 27 (13.92%) ISEB
17 25 (12.89%) Software Testing
18 23 (11.86%) Banking
19 22 (11.34%) Regression Testing
19 22 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
20 21 (10.82%) Automation Testing
20 21 (10.82%) HP Quality Center
20 21 (10.82%) E-Commerce
21 19 (9.79%) Performance Testing
22 18 (9.28%) Test Management
22 18 (9.28%) JavaScript

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.09%) Confluence
1 6 (3.09%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.58%) CMS
3 4 (2.06%) IIS
3 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.52%) Drupal
5 1 (0.52%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.03%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.55%) IaaS
2 3 (1.55%) PaaS
3 2 (1.03%) GitHub
3 2 (1.03%) iTunes
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.61%) Internet
2 4 (2.06%) Extranet
2 4 (2.06%) HTTP
2 4 (2.06%) Intranet
3 2 (1.03%) Network Security
4 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.52%) SSH
4 1 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.06%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (21.13%) Selenium
2 37 (19.07%) JIRA
3 28 (14.43%) Cucumber
4 15 (7.73%) WebDriver
5 14 (7.22%) Git (software)
5 14 (7.22%) LoadRunner
6 11 (5.67%) SpecFlow
7 10 (5.15%) HP UFT
7 10 (5.15%) JMeter
8 9 (4.64%) Appium
9 8 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (3.61%) Jenkins
11 6 (3.09%) Capybara
12 4 (2.06%) Calabash
12 4 (2.06%) Fiddler
12 4 (2.06%) SoapUI
13 3 (1.55%) MSTest
13 3 (1.55%) Protractor
13 3 (1.55%) Xcode
13 3 (1.55%) YouTrack
General
1 51 (26.29%) Finance
2 23 (11.86%) Banking
3 11 (5.67%) Investment Banking
4 10 (5.15%) Retail
5 8 (4.12%) Games
6 5 (2.58%) Front Office
6 5 (2.58%) Marketing
7 4 (2.06%) Publishing
7 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
9 1 (0.52%) Advertising
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (36.60%) Analyst
2 61 (31.44%) Test Analyst
3 57 (29.38%) Tester
4 22 (11.34%) Manual Tester
5 16 (8.25%) Test Manager
6 14 (7.22%) QA Engineer
7 13 (6.70%) Manual Test Analyst
7 13 (6.70%) Test Engineer
8 12 (6.19%) QA Analyst
8 12 (6.19%) QA Tester
8 12 (6.19%) Test Leader
9 11 (5.67%) Automation Tester
9 11 (5.67%) Banking Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) Agile Test Analyst
10 8 (4.12%) Financial Analyst
11 7 (3.61%) Mobile Tester
11 7 (3.61%) QA Manual Tester
12 6 (3.09%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.09%) Web Analyst
12 6 (3.09%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.22%) .NET
2 11 (5.67%) XML
3 10 (5.15%) Gherkin
4 9 (4.64%) Web Services
5 8 (4.12%) RESTful
6 7 (3.61%) HTML
6 7 (3.61%) REST
7 6 (3.09%) CSS
8 5 (2.58%) WCF
9 4 (2.06%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.06%) HTML5
9 4 (2.06%) SOAP
9 4 (2.06%) WPF
10 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.55%) JSON
11 2 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (1.03%) Ajax
11 2 (1.03%) Behat
11 2 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
11 2 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.19%) Derivative
3 9 (4.64%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.09%) Equities
5 5 (2.58%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.58%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (2.06%) User Experience
7 3 (1.55%) Apple TV
7 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.55%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.55%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.03%) FMCG
8 2 (1.03%) iPhone
8 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.03%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.03%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.28%) Windows
2 16 (8.25%) Unix
3 14 (7.22%) Linux
4 8 (4.12%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.61%) Android
6 3 (1.55%) VMS
7 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (50.52%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (29.90%) Automated Testing
3 45 (23.20%) BDD
4 43 (22.16%) Test Scripting
4 43 (22.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 39 (20.10%) Functional Testing
6 36 (18.56%) Scrum
7 30 (15.46%) Non-Functional Testing
7 30 (15.46%) Test Strategy
8 29 (14.95%) Test Automation
9 25 (12.89%) Software Testing
10 22 (11.34%) Regression Testing
11 21 (10.82%) Automation Testing
11 21 (10.82%) E-Commerce
12 19 (9.79%) Performance Testing
13 18 (9.28%) Test Management
14 17 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (8.76%) TDD
15 15 (7.73%) Integration Testing
16 14 (7.22%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.71%) SQL
2 30 (15.46%) Java
3 18 (9.28%) JavaScript
4 17 (8.76%) C#
5 16 (8.25%) Ruby
6 8 (4.12%) VB
7 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.55%) C++
8 3 (1.55%) PHP
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.03%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.52%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.52%) VBScript
10 1 (0.52%) XPath
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) ISTQB
2 27 (13.92%) ISEB
3 8 (4.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.61%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.58%) Degree
7 2 (1.03%) CEH
7 2 (1.03%) CLAS
7 2 (1.03%) CREST Certified
7 2 (1.03%) SANS
8 1 (0.52%) CISSP
8 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) SSCP
8 1 (0.52%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (41.24%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) SDET
3 1 (0.52%) COBIT
3 1 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.52%) EMIR
3 1 (0.52%) MiFID
3 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.58%) Docker
2 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (10.82%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.55%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.52%) Nessus
3 1 (0.52%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 31 (15.98%) Oracle
2 15 (7.73%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.22%) HP
4 5 (2.58%) Atlassian
5 3 (1.55%) Apple
5 3 (1.55%) Demandware
5 3 (1.55%) hybris
5 3 (1.55%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.55%) Siebel
5 3 (1.55%) Sun
5 3 (1.55%) Sybase
5 3 (1.55%) VMware
6 2 (1.03%) ATG
6 2 (1.03%) comScore
6 2 (1.03%) IBM
6 2 (1.03%) Murex
6 2 (1.03%) Rally
6 2 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.52%) Informatica
7 1 (0.52%) Progress
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