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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 321 344 319
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -25
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 85 77 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.42% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 67
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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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18052 18537 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.79% 76.38% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12606 12858 12936
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
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 222 252 380
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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 30 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 30 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 -1 15 £329 -14.88% 7
Ealing - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 78 (44.07%) QA
2 60 (33.90%) SQL
3 54 (30.51%) Selenium
4 50 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (25.42%) Test Scripting
5 45 (25.42%) Finance
6 37 (20.90%) Scrum
7 33 (18.64%) TDD
8 32 (18.08%) Regression Testing
8 32 (18.08%) Web Services
9 31 (17.51%) Banking
10 30 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 29 (16.38%) Test Automation
12 27 (15.25%) BDD
12 27 (15.25%) Automated Testing
12 27 (15.25%) Oracle
12 27 (15.25%) C#
13 26 (14.69%) Java
13 26 (14.69%) JIRA
14 25 (14.12%) Automation Testing
15 24 (13.56%) Test Strategy
16 23 (12.99%) ISEB
17 22 (12.43%) .NET
18 21 (11.86%) Software Testing
19 20 (11.30%) SoapUI
19 20 (11.30%) Mobile App
20 19 (10.73%) User Stories
20 19 (10.73%) REST
20 19 (10.73%) Cucumber
20 19 (10.73%) HP Quality Center

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (4.52%) Apache
2 7 (3.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.26%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.69%) SAS
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.56%) WordPress
5 1 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Confluence
5 1 (0.56%) Jetty
5 1 (0.56%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.56%) Drupal
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.69%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.56%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.56%) Endur
2 1 (0.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.56%) PaaS
2 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.56%) Basecamp
2 1 (0.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.95%) 3G
1 7 (3.95%) 2G
1 7 (3.95%) 4G
2 3 (1.69%) HTTP
3 2 (1.13%) DVB
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.47%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.52%) MySQL
3 7 (3.95%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.26%) Big Data
5 3 (1.69%) SQL Navigator
5 3 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.13%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 2 (1.13%) MS Access
6 2 (1.13%) QlikView
6 2 (1.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (1.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (30.51%) Selenium
2 26 (14.69%) JIRA
3 20 (11.30%) SoapUI
4 19 (10.73%) Cucumber
5 18 (10.17%) WebDriver
5 18 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (7.34%) SpecFlow
7 12 (6.78%) Visual Studio
8 10 (5.65%) Toad
8 10 (5.65%) Maven
9 8 (4.52%) eggPlant
9 8 (4.52%) Ant
10 7 (3.95%) LoadRunner
10 7 (3.95%) JMeter
10 7 (3.95%) Apache Ivy
11 6 (3.39%) JUnit
12 5 (2.82%) NUnit
13 4 (2.26%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.26%) TestDirector
14 3 (1.69%) TestNG
General
1 45 (25.42%) Finance
2 31 (17.51%) Banking
3 12 (6.78%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.95%) Retail
5 5 (2.82%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.82%) Advertising
6 3 (1.69%) Front Office
7 2 (1.13%) Electronics
7 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.13%) Publishing
7 2 (1.13%) Legal
7 2 (1.13%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.13%) Marketing
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.56%) Games
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (48.02%) Analyst
2 69 (38.98%) Test Analyst
3 55 (31.07%) Tester
4 21 (11.86%) QA Tester
5 14 (7.91%) Test Engineer
6 13 (7.34%) QA Analyst
6 13 (7.34%) Test Leader
7 9 (5.08%) Manual Tester
7 9 (5.08%) Automation Tester
8 8 (4.52%) Agile Test Analyst
8 8 (4.52%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (3.95%) Developer
9 7 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Automation Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (3.39%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.39%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (2.82%) Agile Tester
11 5 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (2.26%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (18.08%) Web Services
2 22 (12.43%) .NET
3 19 (10.73%) REST
4 18 (10.17%) SOAP
5 10 (5.65%) Gherkin
6 7 (3.95%) J2ME
6 7 (3.95%) WAP
6 7 (3.95%) HTML
7 6 (3.39%) CSS
8 5 (2.82%) JSON
8 5 (2.82%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.82%) XML
9 4 (2.26%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.69%) RESTful
11 1 (0.56%) Ajax
11 1 (0.56%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.56%) jQuery
11 1 (0.56%) Middleware
11 1 (0.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.30%) Mobile App
2 15 (8.47%) Derivative
3 12 (6.78%) Credit Derivative
4 11 (6.21%) Handset
5 9 (5.08%) Credit Risk
5 9 (5.08%) Equities
6 7 (3.95%) Open Source
6 7 (3.95%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (3.39%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (2.26%) iPad
9 4 (2.26%) NHS
9 4 (2.26%) Client/Server
9 4 (2.26%) iPhone
9 4 (2.26%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.69%) STB
11 2 (1.13%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.13%) MPEG
11 2 (1.13%) Learning Management System
11 2 (1.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.04%) Apple iOS
2 12 (6.78%) Android
2 12 (6.78%) Windows
3 10 (5.65%) Linux
4 9 (5.08%) UNIX
5 4 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (28.25%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (25.42%) Test Scripting
3 37 (20.90%) Scrum
4 33 (18.64%) TDD
5 32 (18.08%) Regression Testing
6 30 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (16.38%) Test Automation
8 27 (15.25%) BDD
8 27 (15.25%) Automated Testing
9 25 (14.12%) Automation Testing
10 24 (13.56%) Test Strategy
11 21 (11.86%) Software Testing
12 19 (10.73%) User Stories
13 17 (9.60%) E-Commerce
14 12 (6.78%) Integration Testing
15 11 (6.21%) Risk Management
15 11 (6.21%) Analytics
16 10 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
17 9 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
17 9 (5.08%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 60 (33.90%) SQL
2 27 (15.25%) C#
3 26 (14.69%) Java
4 10 (5.65%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.52%) Ruby
6 5 (2.82%) Python
7 4 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.69%) Groovy
9 2 (1.13%) VBA
9 2 (1.13%) PHP
10 1 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) Perl
10 1 (0.56%) C++
10 1 (0.56%) Delphi
10 1 (0.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 23 (12.99%) ISEB
2 14 (7.91%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.52%) Degree
4 2 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.13%) CEH
5 1 (0.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (44.07%) QA
2 5 (2.82%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (1.13%) HDFS
1 2 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (10.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.13%) Puppet
2 2 (1.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 27 (15.25%) Oracle
2 19 (10.73%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.08%) HP
4 8 (4.52%) Apple
5 7 (3.95%) Sun
6 5 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.26%) Adobe
7 4 (2.26%) SAP
8 3 (1.69%) Cerner
9 2 (1.13%) VMware
9 2 (1.13%) Telerik
10 1 (0.56%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.56%) Google
10 1 (0.56%) Sophis
10 1 (0.56%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.56%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.56%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.56%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
10 1 (0.56%) JBoss
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