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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 321 317 322
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 107 107 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.57% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 69 86
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
18239 18851 19054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.79% 83.56% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 13166 13449 14068
Median daily rate £480 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 230 244
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.62 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +1 16 £413 +6.45% 3
Uxbridge - 1 £250 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 119 (54.34%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (43.84%) QA
3 66 (30.14%) Selenium
4 63 (28.77%) Automated Testing
5 49 (22.37%) SQL
6 47 (21.46%) Java
6 47 (21.46%) Finance
6 47 (21.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 44 (20.09%) JIRA
8 42 (19.18%) Regression Testing
9 41 (18.72%) Scrum
9 41 (18.72%) Test Scripting
10 40 (18.26%) Cucumber
11 37 (16.89%) Software Testing
12 36 (16.44%) Test Automation
13 35 (15.98%) BDD
14 31 (14.16%) Automation Testing
14 31 (14.16%) Banking
15 28 (12.79%) .NET
15 28 (12.79%) Exploratory Testing
16 24 (10.96%) C#
17 23 (10.50%) TDD
17 23 (10.50%) Non-Functional Testing
18 21 (9.59%) ISEB
19 20 (9.13%) Retail
20 19 (8.68%) WebDriver
20 19 (8.68%) Functional Testing
20 19 (8.68%) Oracle
21 18 (8.22%) Unix
21 18 (8.22%) Mobile App

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 3 (1.37%) CMS
1 3 (1.37%) Confluence
2 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle Assets
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle General Ledger
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle iProcurement
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.91%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.46%) CDMA
2 1 (0.46%) GSM
2 1 (0.46%) SCCP
2 1 (0.46%) SIGTRAN
2 1 (0.46%) snoop
2 1 (0.46%) SS7
2 1 (0.46%) tcpdump
2 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.46%) Wireless
2 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.65%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.91%) Big Data
7 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.46%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.46%) DataStage
8 1 (0.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 66 (30.14%) Selenium
2 44 (20.09%) JIRA
3 40 (18.26%) Cucumber
4 19 (8.68%) WebDriver
5 14 (6.39%) Jenkins
6 13 (5.94%) Appium
7 12 (5.48%) HP UFT
8 11 (5.02%) SpecFlow
9 9 (4.11%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (3.65%) Git (software)
10 8 (3.65%) SoapUI
10 8 (3.65%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.20%) JBehave
11 7 (3.20%) JMeter
11 7 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (2.74%) Maven
12 6 (2.74%) TeamCity
13 5 (2.28%) Protractor
14 4 (1.83%) Android Studio
14 4 (1.83%) Mocha
General
1 47 (21.46%) Finance
2 31 (14.16%) Banking
3 20 (9.13%) Retail
4 14 (6.39%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.28%) Games
5 5 (2.28%) Marketing
6 4 (1.83%) Front Office
7 3 (1.37%) Back Office
7 3 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.37%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Advertising
8 2 (0.91%) German Language
8 2 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.46%) Automotive
9 1 (0.46%) Electronics
9 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (35.16%) Analyst
2 72 (32.88%) Tester
3 62 (28.31%) Test Analyst
4 27 (12.33%) QA Engineer
5 25 (11.42%) Manual Tester
5 25 (11.42%) Test Engineer
6 20 (9.13%) Automation Tester
6 20 (9.13%) QA Tester
7 17 (7.76%) QA Analyst
8 16 (7.31%) Manual Test Analyst
9 13 (5.94%) Agile Tester
9 13 (5.94%) Developer
9 13 (5.94%) QA Test Analyst
10 12 (5.48%) QA Automation Engineer
10 12 (5.48%) Test Leader
11 11 (5.02%) Financial Analyst
12 10 (4.57%) Senior Tester
13 9 (4.11%) Developer in Test
13 9 (4.11%) Senior Agile Tester
13 9 (4.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.79%) .NET
2 17 (7.76%) HTML
3 14 (6.39%) Gherkin
4 12 (5.48%) Web Services
5 9 (4.11%) Node.js
5 9 (4.11%) REST
5 9 (4.11%) XML
6 8 (3.65%) HTML5
7 6 (2.74%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.74%) RESTful
7 6 (2.74%) SOAP
8 5 (2.28%) XML Messaging
9 4 (1.83%) Express
9 4 (1.83%) WebSockets
10 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.37%) CSS
11 2 (0.91%) JSON
11 2 (0.91%) Spring
11 2 (0.91%) Swagger
12 1 (0.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (8.22%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.20%) Derivative
3 6 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.28%) MPEG
4 5 (2.28%) STB
5 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.83%) Equities
5 4 (1.83%) Fintech
5 4 (1.83%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.37%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.37%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.91%) FMCG
7 2 (0.91%) Social Media
7 2 (0.91%) User Experience
8 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.46%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.46%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.22%) Unix
2 17 (7.76%) Linux
3 11 (5.02%) Android
4 9 (4.11%) Apple iOS
5 8 (3.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (54.34%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (28.77%) Automated Testing
3 47 (21.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 42 (19.18%) Regression Testing
5 41 (18.72%) Scrum
5 41 (18.72%) Test Scripting
6 37 (16.89%) Software Testing
7 36 (16.44%) Test Automation
8 35 (15.98%) BDD
9 31 (14.16%) Automation Testing
10 28 (12.79%) Exploratory Testing
11 23 (10.50%) Non-Functional Testing
11 23 (10.50%) TDD
12 19 (8.68%) Functional Testing
13 17 (7.76%) API Testing
13 17 (7.76%) Defect Management
13 17 (7.76%) Software Engineering
13 17 (7.76%) Test Strategy
14 14 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (6.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.37%) SQL
2 47 (21.46%) Java
3 24 (10.96%) C#
4 12 (5.48%) JavaScript
5 11 (5.02%) Ruby
6 10 (4.57%) Python
7 9 (4.11%) VBScript
8 7 (3.20%) Shell Script
9 5 (2.28%) Perl
10 4 (1.83%) C++
10 4 (1.83%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.37%) VB
12 2 (0.91%) Go
12 2 (0.91%) Scala
12 2 (0.91%) VBA
13 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (9.59%) ISEB
2 13 (5.94%) ISTQB
3 8 (3.65%) Degree
3 8 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.46%) CISSP
5 1 (0.46%) CLAS
5 1 (0.46%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (43.84%) QA
2 10 (4.57%) SDET
3 4 (1.83%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.91%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.91%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.91%) EMIR
4 2 (0.91%) GMP
4 2 (0.91%) MiFID
5 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.46%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.46%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.46%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.46%) Control-M
2 1 (0.46%) Oozie
Vendors
1 19 (8.68%) Oracle
2 9 (4.11%) Microsoft
3 7 (3.20%) HP
4 4 (1.83%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.83%) hybris
5 2 (0.91%) Cognizant
5 2 (0.91%) Informatica
5 2 (0.91%) MuleSoft
5 2 (0.91%) SAP
6 1 (0.46%) Apple
6 1 (0.46%) CA
6 1 (0.46%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.46%) Google
6 1 (0.46%) IBM
6 1 (0.46%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.46%) Remedy
6 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.46%) Siebel
6 1 (0.46%) Teradata
6 1 (0.46%) Thunderhead
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