The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South East
Rank 214 236 214
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -22
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 29 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.24% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.30% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 37
Median daily rate £400 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £221 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £370 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+5.50% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6133 6948 7637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 80.97% 78.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3617 4286 4183
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 272 252
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the South East region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the South East region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +32 16 £450 +22.44% 1
Hampshire +8 6 £321 -13.37% 9
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 4
Surrey +13 2 £375 -10.71% 8
Buckinghamshire +3 1 - - 1
West Sussex -12 1 - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (51.52%) Selenium
3 30 (45.45%) Java
4 29 (43.94%) Automated Testing
5 24 (36.36%) Scrum
6 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
6 21 (31.82%) BDD
7 19 (28.79%) QA
8 18 (27.27%) TDD
9 17 (25.76%) WebDriver
10 15 (22.73%) JMeter
10 15 (22.73%) C++
11 14 (21.21%) .NET
11 14 (21.21%) Python
12 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
12 13 (19.70%) OOP
12 13 (19.70%) OO
12 13 (19.70%) Visualisation
12 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
13 12 (18.18%) Bitbucket
13 12 (18.18%) Ruby
13 12 (18.18%) Security Testing
14 11 (16.67%) JSON
14 11 (16.67%) JIRA
14 11 (16.67%) Groovy
14 11 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
14 11 (16.67%) Sitecore
14 11 (16.67%) Content Management
14 11 (16.67%) Maven
14 11 (16.67%) XML

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (16.67%) CMS
1 11 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.52%) Confluence
3 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (1.52%) ATM
2 1 (1.52%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (51.52%) Selenium
2 17 (25.76%) WebDriver
3 15 (22.73%) JMeter
4 13 (19.70%) Cucumber
5 12 (18.18%) Bitbucket
6 11 (16.67%) Ant
6 11 (16.67%) Apache Ivy
6 11 (16.67%) eggPlant
6 11 (16.67%) Gradle
6 11 (16.67%) JIRA
6 11 (16.67%) Maven
7 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
8 9 (13.64%) Jenkins
9 4 (6.06%) SoapUI
10 3 (4.55%) Burp Suite
10 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
11 2 (3.03%) Appium
11 2 (3.03%) Bugzilla
11 2 (3.03%) Subversion
11 2 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (39.39%) Analyst
2 25 (37.88%) Test Analyst
3 15 (22.73%) Developer
4 14 (21.21%) Tester
5 11 (16.67%) Developer in Test
6 7 (10.61%) Support Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) QA Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Test Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Manual Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) QA Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Agile Tester
9 3 (4.55%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.21%) .NET
2 11 (16.67%) JSON
2 11 (16.67%) REST
2 11 (16.67%) XML
3 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.55%) SOAP
4 3 (4.55%) Spring
5 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.52%) HTML
5 1 (1.52%) Middleware
5 1 (1.52%) Node.js
5 1 (1.52%) RESTful
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.52%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.64%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Android
3 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Unix
5 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.94%) Automated Testing
3 24 (36.36%) Scrum
4 21 (31.82%) BDD
4 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 18 (27.27%) TDD
6 13 (19.70%) OO
6 13 (19.70%) OOP
6 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
6 13 (19.70%) Visualisation
7 12 (18.18%) Security Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Content Management
8 11 (16.67%) Project Management
9 10 (15.15%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (13.64%) Automation Testing
10 9 (13.64%) Performance Testing
10 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.12%) SDLC
11 8 (12.12%) User Stories
11 8 (12.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) C++
3 14 (21.21%) Python
4 12 (18.18%) Ruby
5 11 (16.67%) Groovy
6 10 (15.15%) C#
7 9 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.52%) C
9 1 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
9 1 (1.52%) Tcl
9 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.55%) ISEB
2 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (28.79%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) WAI
2 3 (4.55%) WCAG
3 1 (1.52%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Sitecore
1 11 (16.67%) Splunk
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) HP
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
4 3 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Apigee
5 1 (1.52%) Apple
5 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com