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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 200 198 189
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 42 34 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.46% 0.38% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.54% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 31
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£275 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £420 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6658 6342 7051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.79% 71.69% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3742 3467 3362
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 251 329
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.88 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
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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
Hampshire -6 9 £250 -15.61% 6
Surrey -1 8 £295 -31.59% 3
Berkshire +7 7 £350 +24.44% 5
Kent - 6 £290 -
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £260 -13.33%
East Sussex - 4 £200 - 4
Oxfordshire 0 3 £300 -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 21 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (23.19%) Finance
4 14 (20.29%) ISEB
5 12 (17.39%) Oracle
5 12 (17.39%) QA
6 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.49%) Selenium
7 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
8 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
9 8 (11.59%) .NET
9 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
10 7 (10.14%) HP
10 7 (10.14%) C#
10 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
10 7 (10.14%) System Testing
10 7 (10.14%) Automated Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
11 6 (8.70%) Web Services
11 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
11 6 (8.70%) Scrum
11 6 (8.70%) BDD
12 5 (7.25%) CRM
12 5 (7.25%) Windows
12 5 (7.25%) E-Commerce
12 5 (7.25%) JIRA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 2 (2.90%) IIS
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.45%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Selenium
2 5 (7.25%) JIRA
3 4 (5.80%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.90%) MSTest
5 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (2.90%) NUnit
5 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.90%) JMeter
6 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.45%) Toad
6 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.45%) Robotium
6 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Automotive
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Military
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Analyst
2 35 (50.72%) Test Analyst
3 24 (34.78%) Tester
4 10 (14.49%) Manual Tester
5 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (4.35%) Web Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Web Tester
7 2 (2.90%) QA Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) QA Tester
7 2 (2.90%) Test Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Consultant
8 1 (1.45%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Performance Tester
8 1 (1.45%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
2 6 (8.70%) Web Services
3 4 (5.80%) XML
4 3 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (1.45%) SOAP
5 1 (1.45%) WPF
5 1 (1.45%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Client/Server
1 4 (5.80%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.90%) iPad
2 2 (2.90%) DTV
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Android
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
2 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.94%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
3 9 (13.04%) Automation Testing
4 8 (11.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
5 7 (10.14%) Automated Testing
5 7 (10.14%) System Testing
6 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
6 6 (8.70%) BDD
6 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 6 (8.70%) Scrum
7 5 (7.25%) CRM
7 5 (7.25%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.25%) Web Testing
8 4 (5.80%) SOA
8 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.80%) TDD
8 4 (5.80%) Waterfall
9 3 (4.35%) Functional Testing
9 3 (4.35%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.68%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) C#
3 2 (2.90%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) PHP
4 1 (1.45%) C++
4 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.45%) VBScript
4 1 (1.45%) VB
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.45%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.45%) Ruby
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) ISEB
2 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.39%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (30.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.39%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.14%) HP
4 4 (5.80%) SAP
5 3 (4.35%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.45%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.45%) Telerik
6 1 (1.45%) Northgate
Reading, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 250 per day
Posted: Yesterday