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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 325 349 300
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -49
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 89 82 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.33% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.43% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 77
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£325 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
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
18761 19158 19398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.11% 76.59% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13057 13421 13065
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 230 359
Average hourly rate £21.25 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 17 £338 -12.90% 7
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £245 -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 69 (40.12%) QA
2 59 (34.30%) SQL
3 51 (29.65%) Selenium
4 48 (27.91%) Finance
5 40 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (20.35%) TDD
6 35 (20.35%) Scrum
7 33 (19.19%) Automated Testing
7 33 (19.19%) Banking
7 33 (19.19%) Test Scripting
8 31 (18.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 29 (16.86%) BDD
10 28 (16.28%) Test Automation
10 28 (16.28%) Regression Testing
10 28 (16.28%) Oracle
10 28 (16.28%) Web Services
11 27 (15.70%) Java
12 26 (15.12%) Test Strategy
13 24 (13.95%) Automation Testing
13 24 (13.95%) JIRA
14 22 (12.79%) HP Quality Center
14 22 (12.79%) C#
15 21 (12.21%) ISEB
15 21 (12.21%) Software Testing
16 20 (11.63%) Oracle Database
17 19 (11.05%) REST
17 19 (11.05%) Derivative
18 18 (10.47%) Investment Banking
18 18 (10.47%) Credit Derivative
18 18 (10.47%) Cucumber

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.49%) Apache
3 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.74%) SAS
5 1 (0.58%) CMS
5 1 (0.58%) Drupal
5 1 (0.58%) Jetty
5 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.58%) WordPress
5 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.58%) Confluence
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (2.33%) Final Cut Pro
2 3 (1.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.58%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.58%) Trello
2 1 (0.58%) SaaS
2 1 (0.58%) PaaS
2 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.58%) Basecamp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.91%) 3G
1 5 (2.91%) 2G
1 5 (2.91%) 4G
2 4 (2.33%) HTTP
3 2 (1.16%) DVB
4 1 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.63%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.07%) MySQL
3 4 (2.33%) SQL Navigator
4 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.16%) Big Data
5 2 (1.16%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.58%) QlikView
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.58%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 51 (29.65%) Selenium
2 24 (13.95%) JIRA
3 18 (10.47%) Cucumber
4 15 (8.72%) SoapUI
5 14 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.14%) WebDriver
6 11 (6.40%) SpecFlow
7 9 (5.23%) Toad
8 8 (4.65%) Visual Studio
9 7 (4.07%) Maven
10 6 (3.49%) Ant
11 5 (2.91%) JUnit
11 5 (2.91%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.91%) JMeter
11 5 (2.91%) Bugzilla
11 5 (2.91%) Apache Ivy
11 5 (2.91%) eggPlant
12 4 (2.33%) Calabash
12 4 (2.33%) TestDirector
12 4 (2.33%) NUnit
General
1 48 (27.91%) Finance
2 33 (19.19%) Banking
3 18 (10.47%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.07%) Retail
5 5 (2.91%) Advertising
6 4 (2.33%) Front Office
6 4 (2.33%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.16%) Electronics
8 2 (1.16%) Publishing
9 1 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Legal
9 1 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (47.09%) Analyst
2 64 (37.21%) Test Analyst
3 54 (31.40%) Tester
4 16 (9.30%) Test Engineer
4 16 (9.30%) QA Tester
5 11 (6.40%) Manual Tester
6 10 (5.81%) Test Leader
6 10 (5.81%) Automation Tester
7 9 (5.23%) QA Analyst
8 8 (4.65%) Agile Test Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) QA Test Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Developer
10 6 (3.49%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Automation Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Business Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.28%) Web Services
2 19 (11.05%) REST
3 15 (8.72%) .NET
4 14 (8.14%) SOAP
5 11 (6.40%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.49%) XML
7 5 (2.91%) J2ME
7 5 (2.91%) WAP
7 5 (2.91%) HTML
7 5 (2.91%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.91%) JSON
8 4 (2.33%) .NET Framework
8 4 (2.33%) CSS
9 3 (1.74%) RESTful
10 2 (1.16%) Middleware
11 1 (0.58%) XHTML
11 1 (0.58%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.05%) Derivative
2 18 (10.47%) Credit Derivative
2 18 (10.47%) Mobile App
3 16 (9.30%) Credit Risk
4 13 (7.56%) Equities
5 10 (5.81%) Handset
6 7 (4.07%) Open Source
7 6 (3.49%) Mobile Banking
7 6 (3.49%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.33%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.33%) iPhone
8 4 (2.33%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (2.33%) NHS
8 4 (2.33%) iPad
9 3 (1.74%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.74%) STB
10 2 (1.16%) Learning Management System
10 2 (1.16%) IPTV
11 1 (0.58%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (9.30%) Apple iOS
2 13 (7.56%) Android
3 9 (5.23%) Windows
3 9 (5.23%) Linux
4 7 (4.07%) UNIX
5 4 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (20.35%) TDD
2 35 (20.35%) Scrum
3 33 (19.19%) Automated Testing
3 33 (19.19%) Test Scripting
4 31 (18.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (16.86%) BDD
6 28 (16.28%) Test Automation
6 28 (16.28%) Regression Testing
7 26 (15.12%) Test Strategy
8 24 (13.95%) Automation Testing
9 21 (12.21%) Software Testing
10 18 (10.47%) Risk Management
11 17 (9.88%) Analytics
12 16 (9.30%) E-Commerce
13 14 (8.14%) User Stories
13 14 (8.14%) Risk Analytics
14 11 (6.40%) Integration Testing
15 10 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.30%) SQL
2 27 (15.70%) Java
3 22 (12.79%) C#
4 8 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.65%) Ruby
5 5 (2.91%) Python
6 3 (1.74%) Groovy
6 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.74%) Delphi
7 2 (1.16%) Perl
7 2 (1.16%) PHP
7 2 (1.16%) VBA
8 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.58%) Jython
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.21%) ISEB
2 13 (7.56%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.07%) Degree
4 2 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.58%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (40.12%) QA
2 9 (5.23%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (12.79%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) Puppet
2 2 (1.16%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 28 (16.28%) Oracle
2 13 (7.56%) Microsoft
3 8 (4.65%) HP
4 5 (2.91%) Adobe
4 5 (2.91%) Sun
4 5 (2.91%) Apple
4 5 (2.91%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.33%) SAP
6 3 (1.74%) Cerner
7 2 (1.16%) VMware
8 1 (0.58%) Telerik
8 1 (0.58%) Google
8 1 (0.58%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.58%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.58%) Reuters
8 1 (0.58%) Open Text
8 1 (0.58%) Thunderhead
8 1 (0.58%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.58%) JBoss
8 1 (0.58%) Business Objects
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