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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 340 359 324
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -35
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 86 65 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.34% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 68
Median daily rate £375 £313 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £193 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £190.00 - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £38.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-67.53% +48.07%
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
18252 18952 19042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.31% 81.16% 81.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13350 13431 13533
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 247 238
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 26 £425 +11.11% 3
Docklands, London +10 1 £675 +3.84%
Hammersmith +5 1 £388 -17.98%
Osterley - 1 £275 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 93 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (41.03%) QA
3 56 (28.72%) Finance
3 56 (28.72%) Automated Testing
4 46 (23.59%) SQL
5 45 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 38 (19.49%) BDD
7 37 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (17.95%) Functional Testing
9 34 (17.44%) Selenium
9 34 (17.44%) Scrum
10 33 (16.92%) Oracle
10 33 (16.92%) JIRA
11 30 (15.38%) Java
11 30 (15.38%) ISEB
11 30 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
12 29 (14.87%) Test Strategy
12 29 (14.87%) Test Automation
13 24 (12.31%) Software Testing
13 24 (12.31%) ISTQB
14 23 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
15 22 (11.28%) Test Management
15 22 (11.28%) Cucumber
15 22 (11.28%) Banking
16 21 (10.77%) Regression Testing
16 21 (10.77%) E-Commerce
17 20 (10.26%) Automation Testing
18 19 (9.74%) HP Quality Center
19 18 (9.23%) Windows
20 17 (8.72%) TDD

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 6 (3.08%) CMS
2 5 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.05%) Confluence
3 4 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.54%) IIS
4 3 (1.54%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.03%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.54%) IaaS
2 3 (1.54%) PaaS
3 2 (1.03%) iTunes
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.05%) HTTP
2 3 (1.54%) Internet
3 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.03%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.51%) CDMA
4 1 (0.51%) Extranet
4 1 (0.51%) GSM
4 1 (0.51%) Intranet
4 1 (0.51%) SCCP
4 1 (0.51%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (0.51%) snoop
4 1 (0.51%) SS7
4 1 (0.51%) SSH
4 1 (0.51%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.51%) Wireless
4 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database
1 10 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) MySQL
2 4 (2.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.54%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (17.44%) Selenium
2 33 (16.92%) JIRA
3 22 (11.28%) Cucumber
4 14 (7.18%) LoadRunner
5 11 (5.64%) WebDriver
6 10 (5.13%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.13%) HP UFT
6 10 (5.13%) JMeter
6 10 (5.13%) SpecFlow
7 9 (4.62%) Appium
7 9 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.05%) Calabash
8 4 (2.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.05%) Protractor
9 3 (1.54%) Capybara
9 3 (1.54%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.54%) FitNesse
9 3 (1.54%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.54%) Xcode
9 3 (1.54%) YouTrack
General
1 56 (28.72%) Finance
2 22 (11.28%) Banking
3 12 (6.15%) Retail
4 10 (5.13%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.59%) Games
6 4 (2.05%) Front Office
6 4 (2.05%) Marketing
6 4 (2.05%) Publishing
6 4 (2.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.03%) German Language
7 2 (1.03%) Law
7 2 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Back Office
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (38.97%) Analyst
2 64 (32.82%) Test Analyst
3 55 (28.21%) Tester
4 25 (12.82%) Manual Tester
5 18 (9.23%) Manual Test Analyst
6 15 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 15 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 14 (7.18%) QA Analyst
7 14 (7.18%) QA Engineer
8 13 (6.67%) QA Tester
9 11 (5.64%) Automation Tester
9 11 (5.64%) Banking Analyst
9 11 (5.64%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.62%) Agile Test Analyst
10 9 (4.62%) Mobile Tester
11 8 (4.10%) Financial Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) Senior Test Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) UAT Analyst
12 6 (3.08%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.69%) .NET
2 9 (4.62%) REST
2 9 (4.62%) RESTful
2 9 (4.62%) Web Services
2 9 (4.62%) XML
3 7 (3.59%) CSS
3 7 (3.59%) Gherkin
3 7 (3.59%) HTML
4 4 (2.05%) HTML5
4 4 (2.05%) WCF
4 4 (2.05%) WPF
5 3 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 3 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.54%) Middleware
6 2 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.03%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.03%) JSON
6 2 (1.03%) SOAP
7 1 (0.51%) Ajax
7 1 (0.51%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.67%) Derivative
3 10 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.59%) Equities
5 6 (3.08%) Fixed Income
5 6 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.56%) User Experience
7 3 (1.54%) Apple TV
7 3 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.54%) Data Extraction
7 3 (1.54%) Digital Media
7 3 (1.54%) Fintech
7 3 (1.54%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.54%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.03%) iPhone
8 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.03%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.03%) Social Media
8 2 (1.03%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.23%) Windows
2 17 (8.72%) Linux
2 17 (8.72%) Unix
3 7 (3.59%) Apple iOS
4 6 (3.08%) Android
5 3 (1.54%) VMS
6 2 (1.03%) Mac OS
6 2 (1.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (28.72%) Automated Testing
3 45 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 38 (19.49%) BDD
5 37 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (17.95%) Functional Testing
7 34 (17.44%) Scrum
8 30 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 29 (14.87%) Test Automation
9 29 (14.87%) Test Strategy
10 24 (12.31%) Software Testing
11 22 (11.28%) Test Management
12 21 (10.77%) E-Commerce
12 21 (10.77%) Regression Testing
13 20 (10.26%) Automation Testing
14 17 (8.72%) TDD
15 16 (8.21%) Integration Testing
16 13 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (6.67%) Defect Management
16 13 (6.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 46 (23.59%) SQL
2 30 (15.38%) Java
3 16 (8.21%) C#
3 16 (8.21%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.67%) Ruby
5 9 (4.62%) VB
6 6 (3.08%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.56%) C++
8 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.54%) VBA
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) PHP
10 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (15.38%) ISEB
2 24 (12.31%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.05%) Degree
5 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.03%) CLAS
7 1 (0.51%) CEH
7 1 (0.51%) CISSP
7 1 (0.51%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) SANS
7 1 (0.51%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (41.03%) QA
2 2 (1.03%) SDET
3 1 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.51%) EMIR
3 1 (0.51%) MiFID
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.56%) Docker
2 3 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (9.74%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.54%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) Control-M
3 1 (0.51%) Nessus
Vendors
1 33 (16.92%) Oracle
2 15 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.18%) HP
4 4 (2.05%) Siebel
5 3 (1.54%) Apple
5 3 (1.54%) hybris
5 3 (1.54%) IBM
5 3 (1.54%) Informatica
5 3 (1.54%) Rackspace
5 3 (1.54%) Sun
5 3 (1.54%) Sybase
5 3 (1.54%) VMware
6 2 (1.03%) ATG
6 2 (1.03%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.03%) Demandware
6 2 (1.03%) Murex
6 2 (1.03%) Rally
6 2 (1.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.51%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.51%) Progress
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