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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 323 303 313
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 77 113 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.48% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.62% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 79 50
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£344 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £263 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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
17601 18256 16725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.28% 78.22% 77.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12320 13018 11607
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 228 233
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.50 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -3 12 £419 +19.64% 14
Hammersmith - 3 £473 -
Bromley - 1 £225 -
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 78 (50.00%) QA
2 66 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (40.38%) SQL
4 49 (31.41%) Finance
5 44 (28.21%) Automated Testing
6 38 (24.36%) Selenium
7 33 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 32 (20.51%) Test Automation
9 30 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (18.59%) Regression Testing
11 28 (17.95%) Java
12 26 (16.67%) BDD
13 25 (16.03%) Test Strategy
14 22 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
15 20 (12.82%) JIRA
16 19 (12.18%) Software Testing
16 19 (12.18%) C#
16 19 (12.18%) Scrum
17 18 (11.54%) .NET
17 18 (11.54%) ISEB
17 18 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (11.54%) WebDriver
17 18 (11.54%) Security Testing
17 18 (11.54%) Test Management
18 17 (10.90%) Banking
19 16 (10.26%) TDD
19 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
19 16 (10.26%) SQL Server
19 16 (10.26%) Automation Testing
20 15 (9.62%) Risk Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.92%) CMS
3 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.64%) IIS
4 1 (0.64%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.64%) Drupal
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) Internet
2 2 (1.28%) HTTP
3 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.64%) Intranet
3 1 (0.64%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (6.41%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.21%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.64%) MySQL
7 1 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.64%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.64%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.64%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 38 (24.36%) Selenium
2 20 (12.82%) JIRA
3 18 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (11.54%) WebDriver
4 12 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 10 (6.41%) Cucumber
5 10 (6.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 9 (5.77%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.85%) JUnit
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.56%) SoapUI
9 4 (2.56%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.92%) TestNG
10 3 (1.92%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
10 3 (1.92%) YouTrack
11 2 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (1.28%) Appium
11 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.28%) Maven
General
1 49 (31.41%) Finance
2 17 (10.90%) Banking
3 11 (7.05%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.21%) Games
6 4 (2.56%) Retail
7 3 (1.92%) Billing
7 3 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.92%) Marketing
8 2 (1.28%) Front Office
8 2 (1.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.64%) Electronics
9 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.64%) Law
9 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.64%) Advertising
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.64%) French Language
9 1 (0.64%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 63 (40.38%) Analyst
2 54 (34.62%) Test Analyst
3 40 (25.64%) Tester
4 15 (9.62%) Test Leader
5 13 (8.33%) QA Engineer
5 13 (8.33%) QA Analyst
6 11 (7.05%) Test Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) QA Test Analyst
8 9 (5.77%) Senior Tester
9 8 (5.13%) Test Manager
9 8 (5.13%) Developer
10 6 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
10 6 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.21%) UAT Test Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) QA Tester
11 5 (3.21%) Manual Tester
11 5 (3.21%) Software Tester
12 4 (2.56%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.54%) .NET
2 9 (5.77%) SOAP
3 8 (5.13%) HTML
4 7 (4.49%) XML
5 5 (3.21%) Web Services
5 5 (3.21%) REST
6 4 (2.56%) JMS
6 4 (2.56%) Java RMI
6 4 (2.56%) XML-RPC
7 3 (1.92%) JDBC
8 2 (1.28%) RESTful
8 2 (1.28%) CSS
9 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.64%) COM
9 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.64%) WPF
9 1 (0.64%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.49%) Derivative
4 6 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.21%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.56%) Equities
6 4 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.92%) User Experience
8 2 (1.28%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.28%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.28%) Online Games
9 1 (0.64%) iSeries
9 1 (0.64%) Open Source
9 1 (0.64%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.64%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.64%) Swaptions
9 1 (0.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.69%) Linux
2 11 (7.05%) UNIX
3 6 (3.85%) Windows
4 3 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (28.21%) Automated Testing
3 33 (21.15%) Test Scripting
4 32 (20.51%) Test Automation
5 30 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (18.59%) Regression Testing
7 26 (16.67%) BDD
8 25 (16.03%) Test Strategy
9 19 (12.18%) Software Testing
9 19 (12.18%) Scrum
10 18 (11.54%) Security Testing
10 18 (11.54%) Test Management
11 16 (10.26%) TDD
11 16 (10.26%) Automation Testing
12 15 (9.62%) Risk Management
13 14 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (8.33%) Integration Testing
15 10 (6.41%) ETL
15 10 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
16 9 (5.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 63 (40.38%) SQL
2 28 (17.95%) Java
3 19 (12.18%) C#
4 11 (7.05%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.21%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.21%) Ruby
6 4 (2.56%) VB
7 3 (1.92%) VBA
7 3 (1.92%) PHP
7 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.28%) VBScript
8 2 (1.28%) C++
8 2 (1.28%) Python
9 1 (0.64%) C
9 1 (0.64%) Korn
9 1 (0.64%) Groovy
9 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.64%) Perl
9 1 (0.64%) RPG
Qualifications
1 18 (11.54%) ISEB
2 10 (6.41%) ISTQB
3 7 (4.49%) Degree
4 5 (3.21%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 22 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (10.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (8.97%) Oracle
3 4 (2.56%) SAP
4 3 (1.92%) Sybase
4 3 (1.92%) HP
5 2 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.28%) Remedy
6 1 (0.64%) Infragistics
6 1 (0.64%) ATG
6 1 (0.64%) hybris
6 1 (0.64%) Tableau
6 1 (0.64%) Demandware
6 1 (0.64%) Hyperion
6 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.64%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.64%) Murex
6 1 (0.64%) Calypso
London
Ability Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £175 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
South East London
London & Partners
Rate: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago