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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 344 308 331
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +23
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 67 100 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.29% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.55% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 68 59
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £230 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £48.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £35.00
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
18011 18102 18653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.78% 79.00% 78.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12843 12763 12895
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 229 282
Average hourly rate £22.18 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.30 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.30 £50.00 £56.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 -7 12 £425 +27.81% 8
Kingston Upon Thames +1 3 £335 +55.81% 2
Bromley -4 2 £325 +44.44% 1
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (45.10%) QA
2 61 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (39.22%) SQL
4 49 (32.03%) Finance
5 41 (26.80%) Automated Testing
6 36 (23.53%) Selenium
7 35 (22.88%) Test Scripting
7 35 (22.88%) Java
8 31 (20.26%) Regression Testing
9 28 (18.30%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (18.30%) Test Automation
10 26 (16.99%) BDD
11 22 (14.38%) JIRA
12 20 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
13 19 (12.42%) ISEB
14 18 (11.76%) WebDriver
15 17 (11.11%) C#
15 17 (11.11%) TDD
15 17 (11.11%) Banking
16 16 (10.46%) Cucumber
16 16 (10.46%) Automation Testing
17 15 (9.80%) Software Testing
17 15 (9.80%) Integration Testing
18 14 (9.15%) Scrum
18 14 (9.15%) Oracle
18 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
18 14 (9.15%) UNIX
19 13 (8.50%) .NET
19 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
19 13 (8.50%) E-Commerce

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 9 (5.88%) CMS
2 4 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.96%) Confluence
4 2 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.65%) Drupal
5 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.65%) Moodle
5 1 (0.65%) SAS
5 1 (0.65%) SugarCRM
5 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
Applications
1 11 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) Internet
2 1 (0.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (1.31%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.65%) DB2
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (23.53%) Selenium
2 22 (14.38%) JIRA
3 18 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 16 (10.46%) Cucumber
5 13 (8.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (6.54%) HP UFT
7 8 (5.23%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.58%) JUnit
8 7 (4.58%) Bugzilla
9 6 (3.92%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.61%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.61%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.96%) JBehave
11 3 (1.96%) JMeter
12 2 (1.31%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.31%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.31%) NUnit
12 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 1 (0.65%) Appium
General
1 49 (32.03%) Finance
2 17 (11.11%) Banking
3 11 (7.19%) Telecoms
4 10 (6.54%) Investment Banking
5 9 (5.88%) Retail
6 6 (3.92%) Billing
7 5 (3.27%) Games
8 4 (2.61%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.61%) Front Office
9 3 (1.96%) Back Office
10 2 (1.31%) Marketing
10 2 (1.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.65%) French Language
11 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.65%) Electronics
11 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.65%) Law
11 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.65%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 68 (44.44%) Analyst
2 60 (39.22%) Test Analyst
3 46 (30.07%) Tester
4 11 (7.19%) QA Engineer
4 11 (7.19%) QA Analyst
5 10 (6.54%) Senior Tester
6 9 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 9 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 8 (5.23%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (5.23%) Developer
8 7 (4.58%) Software Tester
8 7 (4.58%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (4.58%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) QA Tester
9 6 (3.92%) UAT Analyst
9 6 (3.92%) Manual Tester
9 6 (3.92%) Test Leader
10 5 (3.27%) Automation Tester
10 5 (3.27%) UAT Test Analyst
11 4 (2.61%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.50%) .NET
2 10 (6.54%) SOAP
3 8 (5.23%) HTML
3 8 (5.23%) XML
4 6 (3.92%) REST
5 5 (3.27%) Web Services
6 4 (2.61%) JMS
6 4 (2.61%) Java RMI
6 4 (2.61%) XML-RPC
7 3 (1.96%) LAMP
7 3 (1.96%) JDBC
8 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.65%) COM
8 1 (0.65%) CSS
8 1 (0.65%) XSLT
8 1 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.65%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.65%) Drools
8 1 (0.65%) RESTful
8 1 (0.65%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.84%) Mobile App
1 12 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (3.92%) Fixed Income
3 6 (3.92%) Equities
4 5 (3.27%) Derivative
5 4 (2.61%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.96%) Credit Risk
6 3 (1.96%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Swaptions
8 1 (0.65%) DTCC
8 1 (0.65%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.65%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.65%) Online Games
8 1 (0.65%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.65%) iSeries
8 1 (0.65%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) UNIX
2 10 (6.54%) Linux
3 4 (2.61%) Windows
4 1 (0.65%) Android
4 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.80%) Automated Testing
3 35 (22.88%) Test Scripting
4 31 (20.26%) Regression Testing
5 28 (18.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (18.30%) Test Automation
6 26 (16.99%) BDD
7 17 (11.11%) TDD
8 16 (10.46%) Automation Testing
9 15 (9.80%) Software Testing
9 15 (9.80%) Integration Testing
10 14 (9.15%) Scrum
11 13 (8.50%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.84%) CRM
12 12 (7.84%) Test Strategy
13 11 (7.19%) Migration
14 10 (6.54%) Test Management
14 10 (6.54%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (5.88%) API Testing
16 8 (5.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 60 (39.22%) SQL
2 35 (22.88%) Java
3 17 (11.11%) C#
4 11 (7.19%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.92%) PHP
6 5 (3.27%) VB
6 5 (3.27%) VBA
6 5 (3.27%) Python
6 5 (3.27%) Ruby
7 2 (1.31%) Groovy
7 2 (1.31%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.31%) VBScript
7 2 (1.31%) C++
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
8 1 (0.65%) RPG
8 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.65%) C
8 1 (0.65%) Lua
Qualifications
1 19 (12.42%) ISEB
2 10 (6.54%) ISTQB
3 6 (3.92%) Degree
4 5 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.31%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.31%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (45.10%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) EMIR
2 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (13.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (9.15%) Oracle
2 13 (8.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.61%) SAP
3 4 (2.61%) HP
4 2 (1.31%) Murex
4 2 (1.31%) Remedy
4 2 (1.31%) hybris
5 1 (0.65%) Tableau
5 1 (0.65%) ATG
5 1 (0.65%) VMware
5 1 (0.65%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.65%) Calypso
5 1 (0.65%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.65%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - 500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Ortolan Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago