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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 313 330 332
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 96 61 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 41 73
Average daily rate £350 £343 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -14.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £314
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+388.23% -54.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18461 16716 20512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.55% 76.04% 73.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13072 11610 13418
Average daily rate £430 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 222 328
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 26 £350 +6.87% 8
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 59 (35.98%) QA
2 56 (34.15%) SQL
3 54 (32.93%) Selenium
4 53 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 33 (20.12%) Regression Testing
7 32 (19.51%) Scrum
7 32 (19.51%) Test Automation
8 30 (18.29%) JIRA
9 29 (17.68%) ISEB
10 28 (17.07%) Microsoft
10 28 (17.07%) Web Services
10 28 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (16.46%) C#
11 27 (16.46%) Finance
12 26 (15.85%) TDD
12 26 (15.85%) BDD
13 24 (14.63%) Banking
13 24 (14.63%) Automated Testing
13 24 (14.63%) Software Testing
14 23 (14.02%) Java
14 23 (14.02%) .NET
14 23 (14.02%) Automation Testing
15 22 (13.41%) Oracle
16 20 (12.20%) Cucumber
17 19 (11.59%) WebDriver
17 19 (11.59%) User Stories
18 16 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
18 16 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (9.76%) SoapUI

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 6 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
1 6 (3.66%) Apache
1 6 (3.66%) CMS
2 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.44%) Confluence
3 4 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.22%) SAS
5 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.61%) Jetty
5 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.61%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.88%) DVB
2 5 (3.05%) 2G
2 5 (3.05%) 3G
2 5 (3.05%) 4G
3 2 (1.22%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.22%) Internet
4 1 (0.61%) Firewall
4 1 (0.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.32%) Oracle Database
1 12 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.05%) MS Access
2 5 (3.05%) MySQL
3 4 (2.44%) Big Data
4 3 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.83%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.22%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (1.22%) QlikView
5 2 (1.22%) SQLite
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 54 (32.93%) Selenium
2 30 (18.29%) JIRA
3 20 (12.20%) Cucumber
4 19 (11.59%) WebDriver
5 16 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (9.76%) SoapUI
6 14 (8.54%) Visual Studio
7 10 (6.10%) SpecFlow
8 9 (5.49%) eggPlant
9 7 (4.27%) Maven
9 7 (4.27%) FitNesse
9 7 (4.27%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.66%) Ant
11 5 (3.05%) JMeter
11 5 (3.05%) Toad
11 5 (3.05%) LoadRunner
11 5 (3.05%) Apache Ivy
12 4 (2.44%) Calabash
12 4 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 27 (16.46%) Finance
2 24 (14.63%) Banking
3 14 (8.54%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.44%) Front Office
4 4 (2.44%) Back Office
4 4 (2.44%) Advertising
5 3 (1.83%) Legal
5 3 (1.83%) Marketing
6 2 (1.22%) Billing
6 2 (1.22%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.61%) Publishing
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
7 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (41.46%) Analyst
2 63 (38.41%) Tester
3 57 (34.76%) Test Analyst
4 14 (8.54%) QA Tester
5 13 (7.93%) Test Engineer
6 11 (6.71%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) Manual Tester
7 10 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (6.10%) QA Analyst
8 9 (5.49%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (4.27%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.66%) Web Tester
11 6 (3.66%) Penetration Tester
11 6 (3.66%) QA Engineer
11 6 (3.66%) QA Test Analyst
11 6 (3.66%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.05%) Software Tester
12 5 (3.05%) Credit Risk Analyst
13 4 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.07%) Web Services
2 23 (14.02%) .NET
3 12 (7.32%) SOAP
4 10 (6.10%) REST
5 6 (3.66%) HTML
6 5 (3.05%) J2ME
6 5 (3.05%) WAP
6 5 (3.05%) CSS
6 5 (3.05%) Gherkin
7 4 (2.44%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.83%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.83%) RESTful
9 2 (1.22%) JSON
9 2 (1.22%) jQuery
9 2 (1.22%) XML
10 1 (0.61%) JSP
10 1 (0.61%) Ajax
10 1 (0.61%) Spring
10 1 (0.61%) Spring Security
10 1 (0.61%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.71%) Derivative
1 11 (6.71%) Mobile App
2 9 (5.49%) STB
2 9 (5.49%) Credit Risk
3 8 (4.88%) Credit Derivative
4 7 (4.27%) MPEG
4 7 (4.27%) Equities
5 5 (3.05%) Handset
5 5 (3.05%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.44%) Open Source
7 3 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.83%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.83%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.83%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (1.22%) iPhone
8 2 (1.22%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.22%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (7.93%) UNIX
2 12 (7.32%) Linux
3 11 (6.71%) Apple iOS
3 11 (6.71%) Android
4 10 (6.10%) Windows
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 33 (20.12%) Regression Testing
4 32 (19.51%) Scrum
4 32 (19.51%) Test Automation
5 28 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (15.85%) TDD
6 26 (15.85%) BDD
7 24 (14.63%) Automated Testing
7 24 (14.63%) Software Testing
8 23 (14.02%) Automation Testing
9 19 (11.59%) User Stories
10 14 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (7.93%) Test Strategy
12 10 (6.10%) Integration Testing
13 9 (5.49%) E-Commerce
13 9 (5.49%) Risk Management
13 9 (5.49%) Performance Testing
14 7 (4.27%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (4.27%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (34.15%) SQL
2 27 (16.46%) C#
3 23 (14.02%) Java
4 12 (7.32%) Python
5 8 (4.88%) Ruby
6 7 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.44%) VB
8 3 (1.83%) VBScript
8 3 (1.83%) Groovy
9 2 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.61%) VBA
10 1 (0.61%) Perl
10 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.61%) C++
10 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.61%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 29 (17.68%) ISEB
2 16 (9.76%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.49%) Degree
4 6 (3.66%) CEH
5 3 (1.83%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.61%) GIAC
7 1 (0.61%) CISA
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (35.98%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) Basel III
3 1 (0.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.22%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.41%) Oracle
3 12 (7.32%) HP
4 6 (3.66%) Sitecore
4 6 (3.66%) EPiServer
4 6 (3.66%) Apple
4 6 (3.66%) RedDot
5 5 (3.05%) Sun
6 4 (2.44%) SAP
7 3 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.22%) Telerik
8 2 (1.22%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.61%) VMware
9 1 (0.61%) Thunderhead
9 1 (0.61%) Charles River
9 1 (0.61%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.61%) Cerner
9 1 (0.61%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.61%) JBoss
9 1 (0.61%) Business Objects
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