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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 328 345 320
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 117 75 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.42% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 62 80
Median daily rate £400 £336 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £473 £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 - £30.00
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
19139 18033 19103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.78% 80.75% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13950 12592 13565
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 257 238
Median hourly rate £21.89 £20.31 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% -11.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.42 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 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 3 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 +53 31 £425 +3.03% 10
Hayes - 3 £425 -
Hammersmith +1 1 £388 -17.98%
Osterley - 1 £275 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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 97 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (38.69%) QA
3 61 (30.65%) Automated Testing
4 50 (25.13%) BDD
5 48 (24.12%) Test Scripting
6 47 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 47 (23.62%) SQL
7 46 (23.12%) Finance
8 44 (22.11%) Selenium
9 42 (21.11%) JIRA
10 39 (19.60%) Scrum
10 39 (19.60%) Functional Testing
11 34 (17.09%) Test Automation
11 34 (17.09%) Oracle
12 33 (16.58%) Cucumber
13 32 (16.08%) Java
14 31 (15.58%) ISTQB
15 29 (14.57%) ISEB
15 29 (14.57%) Non-Functional Testing
15 29 (14.57%) Test Strategy
16 23 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
16 23 (11.56%) Software Testing
16 23 (11.56%) Banking
17 22 (11.06%) TDD
17 22 (11.06%) E-Commerce
17 22 (11.06%) Automation Testing
18 21 (10.55%) HP Quality Center
18 21 (10.55%) Ruby
19 20 (10.05%) JavaScript
19 20 (10.05%) Regression Testing

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 7 (3.52%) Confluence
2 6 (3.02%) CMS
2 6 (3.02%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.01%) IIS
3 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.01%) Drupal
4 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.01%) MS Office
3 2 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.51%) IaaS
2 3 (1.51%) PaaS
3 2 (1.01%) GitHub
4 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.02%) Internet
2 4 (2.01%) Extranet
2 4 (2.01%) HTTP
2 4 (2.01%) Intranet
3 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.01%) Network Security
3 2 (1.01%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.50%) Wireless
4 1 (0.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.01%) MySQL
4 3 (1.51%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.51%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (22.11%) Selenium
2 42 (21.11%) JIRA
3 33 (16.58%) Cucumber
4 17 (8.54%) Git (software)
5 14 (7.04%) LoadRunner
5 14 (7.04%) WebDriver
6 12 (6.03%) SpecFlow
7 11 (5.53%) JMeter
8 10 (5.03%) Appium
8 10 (5.03%) HP UFT
9 9 (4.52%) Jenkins
10 8 (4.02%) Capybara
10 8 (4.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (3.02%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.01%) Calabash
12 4 (2.01%) Fiddler
12 4 (2.01%) Subversion
13 3 (1.51%) FitNesse
13 3 (1.51%) JUnit
13 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (23.12%) Finance
2 23 (11.56%) Banking
3 12 (6.03%) Retail
4 11 (5.53%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.02%) Games
6 5 (2.51%) Marketing
7 4 (2.01%) Front Office
7 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.51%) Back Office
8 3 (1.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
9 1 (0.50%) Billing
9 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.50%) Law
9 1 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (34.67%) Analyst
2 63 (31.66%) Tester
3 60 (30.15%) Test Analyst
4 20 (10.05%) Manual Tester
5 15 (7.54%) QA Engineer
6 13 (6.53%) Automation Tester
6 13 (6.53%) Test Manager
7 12 (6.03%) Manual Test Analyst
7 12 (6.03%) Test Leader
8 11 (5.53%) Banking Analyst
8 11 (5.53%) QA Tester
8 11 (5.53%) Test Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Developer
9 10 (5.03%) QA Analyst
10 9 (4.52%) Mobile Tester
11 8 (4.02%) Agile Test Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) QA Manual Tester
12 7 (3.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (3.52%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.54%) Gherkin
2 14 (7.04%) .NET
3 12 (6.03%) Web Services
4 11 (5.53%) XML
5 8 (4.02%) HTML
5 8 (4.02%) REST
6 6 (3.02%) RESTful
7 5 (2.51%) SOAP
7 5 (2.51%) WCF
8 4 (2.01%) CSS
8 4 (2.01%) WPF
9 3 (1.51%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.51%) HTML5
9 3 (1.51%) JSON
10 2 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (1.01%) Ajax
10 2 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.01%) Middleware
11 1 (0.50%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.03%) Derivative
3 9 (4.52%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.02%) Equities
4 6 (3.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.51%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.51%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.01%) User Experience
7 3 (1.51%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.51%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.51%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.01%) FMCG
8 2 (1.01%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.01%) iPhone
8 2 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
8 2 (1.01%) Social Media
8 2 (1.01%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.54%) Windows
2 16 (8.04%) Linux
2 16 (8.04%) Unix
3 8 (4.02%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.52%) Android
5 3 (1.51%) VMS
6 2 (1.01%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (48.74%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (30.65%) Automated Testing
3 50 (25.13%) BDD
4 48 (24.12%) Test Scripting
5 47 (23.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (19.60%) Functional Testing
6 39 (19.60%) Scrum
7 34 (17.09%) Test Automation
8 29 (14.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 29 (14.57%) Test Strategy
9 23 (11.56%) Software Testing
10 22 (11.06%) Automation Testing
10 22 (11.06%) E-Commerce
10 22 (11.06%) TDD
11 20 (10.05%) Performance Testing
11 20 (10.05%) Regression Testing
12 18 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (8.54%) Test Management
14 16 (8.04%) Integration Testing
15 14 (7.04%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.62%) SQL
2 32 (16.08%) Java
3 21 (10.55%) Ruby
4 20 (10.05%) JavaScript
5 16 (8.04%) C#
6 8 (4.02%) VB
7 6 (3.02%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.51%) PHP
9 2 (1.01%) C++
9 2 (1.01%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.01%) Perl
9 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.01%) VBA
10 1 (0.50%) Groovy
10 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.50%) Scala
10 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.50%) VBScript
10 1 (0.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (15.58%) ISTQB
2 29 (14.57%) ISEB
3 10 (5.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.52%) Degree
4 7 (3.52%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) CEH
6 2 (1.01%) CLAS
6 2 (1.01%) CREST Certified
6 2 (1.01%) SANS
7 1 (0.50%) CISSP
7 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.50%) SSCP
7 1 (0.50%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (38.69%) QA
2 2 (1.01%) SDET
3 1 (0.50%) COBIT
3 1 (0.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.50%) EMIR
3 1 (0.50%) MiFID
3 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.51%) Docker
2 3 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (10.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.50%) Nessus
3 1 (0.50%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 34 (17.09%) Oracle
2 15 (7.54%) HP
3 14 (7.04%) Microsoft
4 5 (2.51%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.51%) hybris
5 4 (2.01%) Demandware
6 3 (1.51%) ATG
6 3 (1.51%) IBM
6 3 (1.51%) Rackspace
6 3 (1.51%) Siebel
6 3 (1.51%) Sun
6 3 (1.51%) Sybase
6 3 (1.51%) VMware
7 2 (1.01%) Apple
7 2 (1.01%) Informatica
7 2 (1.01%) Murex
7 2 (1.01%) Rally
7 2 (1.01%) SAP
8 1 (0.50%) comScore
8 1 (0.50%) ServiceNow
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spectrum IT
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago