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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 332 330 324
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 111 109 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.56% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 75 76
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £264 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £286
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +25.00%
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
19628 19494 19992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.99% 83.33% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 14059 13991 14192
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 218 253
Median hourly rate £24.72 £22.00 £21.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.36% +1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.14 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.35 £53.74 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +16 16 £425 +30.76% 4
Osterley - 2 £155 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 111 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (47.42%) QA
3 53 (27.32%) Selenium
3 53 (27.32%) Automated Testing
4 52 (26.80%) Finance
5 46 (23.71%) SQL
6 43 (22.16%) Java
7 39 (20.10%) JIRA
8 38 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 38 (19.59%) Test Scripting
9 36 (18.56%) Scrum
9 36 (18.56%) Cucumber
10 33 (17.01%) Test Automation
11 30 (15.46%) BDD
12 29 (14.95%) Banking
13 26 (13.40%) Regression Testing
13 26 (13.40%) Exploratory Testing
14 25 (12.89%) Non-Functional Testing
15 24 (12.37%) Functional Testing
15 24 (12.37%) Test Strategy
15 24 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (11.86%) Automation Testing
17 22 (11.34%) .NET
18 21 (10.82%) Software Testing
19 20 (10.31%) ISEB
20 18 (9.28%) Defect Management
21 17 (8.76%) WebDriver
22 16 (8.25%) C#
23 15 (7.73%) TDD
23 15 (7.73%) ISTQB

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 4 (2.06%) CMS
1 4 (2.06%) Confluence
2 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.52%) Drupal
3 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Assets
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle iProcurement
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) GitHub
2 1 (0.52%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.03%) HTTP
2 1 (0.52%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.52%) CDMA
2 1 (0.52%) GSM
2 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.52%) Internet
2 1 (0.52%) SCCP
2 1 (0.52%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (0.52%) snoop
2 1 (0.52%) SS7
2 1 (0.52%) SSH
2 1 (0.52%) tcpdump
2 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.03%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.52%) Big Data
6 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 53 (27.32%) Selenium
2 39 (20.10%) JIRA
3 36 (18.56%) Cucumber
4 17 (8.76%) WebDriver
5 11 (5.67%) Appium
5 11 (5.67%) HP UFT
6 10 (5.15%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.64%) SpecFlow
8 8 (4.12%) JMeter
9 6 (3.09%) JBehave
9 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.58%) Maven
11 4 (2.06%) Git (software)
11 4 (2.06%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.06%) Protractor
11 4 (2.06%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.55%) Hudson
12 3 (1.55%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.55%) Travis CI
12 3 (1.55%) YouTrack
General
1 52 (26.80%) Finance
2 29 (14.95%) Banking
3 14 (7.22%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.67%) Retail
5 5 (2.58%) Games
6 3 (1.55%) Front Office
6 3 (1.55%) Publishing
7 2 (1.03%) Back Office
7 2 (1.03%) German Language
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.52%) Law
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 82 (42.27%) Analyst
2 68 (35.05%) Test Analyst
3 56 (28.87%) Tester
4 24 (12.37%) Manual Tester
5 21 (10.82%) QA Analyst
5 21 (10.82%) QA Tester
6 19 (9.79%) Manual Test Analyst
6 19 (9.79%) QA Engineer
7 17 (8.76%) Test Engineer
8 16 (8.25%) Automation Tester
9 14 (7.22%) QA Test Analyst
9 14 (7.22%) Test Leader
10 12 (6.19%) Agile Tester
10 12 (6.19%) Banking Analyst
11 11 (5.67%) Financial Analyst
11 11 (5.67%) QA Automation Engineer
11 11 (5.67%) Test Manager
12 10 (5.15%) Agile Test Analyst
12 10 (5.15%) Developer
13 9 (4.64%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.34%) .NET
2 11 (5.67%) REST
3 10 (5.15%) RESTful
4 9 (4.64%) HTML
5 7 (3.61%) Gherkin
5 7 (3.61%) Web Services
6 6 (3.09%) CSS
6 6 (3.09%) HTML5
6 6 (3.09%) Node.js
7 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.55%) XML
8 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.03%) Middleware
8 2 (1.03%) Swagger
8 2 (1.03%) WebSockets
8 2 (1.03%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.52%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.52%) Java EE
9 1 (0.52%) Spring
9 1 (0.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.70%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.19%) Derivative
4 6 (3.09%) User Experience
5 5 (2.58%) Fintech
6 4 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.06%) Equities
6 4 (2.06%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.06%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.55%) Apple TV
7 3 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.55%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.55%) MPEG
7 3 (1.55%) Social Media
7 3 (1.55%) STB
7 3 (1.55%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.03%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.03%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.22%) Windows
2 13 (6.70%) Unix
3 11 (5.67%) Linux
4 7 (3.61%) Apple iOS
5 6 (3.09%) Android
6 2 (1.03%) VMS
7 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (57.22%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.32%) Automated Testing
3 38 (19.59%) Test Scripting
3 38 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (18.56%) Scrum
5 33 (17.01%) Test Automation
6 30 (15.46%) BDD
7 26 (13.40%) Exploratory Testing
7 26 (13.40%) Regression Testing
8 25 (12.89%) Non-Functional Testing
9 24 (12.37%) Functional Testing
9 24 (12.37%) Test Strategy
10 23 (11.86%) Automation Testing
11 21 (10.82%) Software Testing
12 18 (9.28%) Defect Management
13 15 (7.73%) Integration Testing
13 15 (7.73%) TDD
14 14 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (5.67%) API Testing
15 11 (5.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.71%) SQL
2 43 (22.16%) Java
3 16 (8.25%) C#
4 11 (5.67%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.15%) Ruby
6 8 (4.12%) Python
7 6 (3.09%) VB
8 5 (2.58%) C++
8 5 (2.58%) VBScript
9 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.55%) Perl
10 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.03%) VBA
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (10.31%) ISEB
2 15 (7.73%) ISTQB
3 7 (3.61%) Degree
4 6 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.52%) CISSP
5 1 (0.52%) CLAS
5 1 (0.52%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (47.42%) QA
2 6 (3.09%) SDET
3 4 (2.06%) Solvency II
4 3 (1.55%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (1.55%) EMIR
4 3 (1.55%) MiFID
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (4.64%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.52%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (6.19%) Oracle
2 5 (2.58%) HP
2 5 (2.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.55%) Apple
3 3 (1.55%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.03%) Informatica
4 2 (1.03%) MuleSoft
4 2 (1.03%) SAP
5 1 (0.52%) CA
5 1 (0.52%) Cloudera
5 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.52%) comScore
5 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.52%) hybris
5 1 (0.52%) IBM
5 1 (0.52%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (0.52%) Siebel
5 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.52%) Tableau
5 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
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