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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 226 203 216
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 29 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.69% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.86% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 47 38
Median daily rate £350 £275 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £357 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-19.33% +25.00%
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
6833 7918 6986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.56% 79.78% 76.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4186 4861 3893
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 268 268
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.09 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +69.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.41 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 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
East Sussex +7 6 £350 +118.75% 2
Surrey +5 6 £358 +30.00% 2
Sussex +7 3 - -
West Sussex 0 3 £350 +27.27%
Berkshire -1 3 - - 4
Hampshire -3 3 £313 -8.75% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 2 £338 +3.84% 4
Kent -4 1 £225 +12.50% 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 21 (41.18%) Automated Testing
2 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
4 12 (23.53%) SQL
5 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (19.61%) C#
7 8 (15.69%) .NET
7 8 (15.69%) ISEB
7 8 (15.69%) Selenium
7 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
8 7 (13.73%) QA
8 7 (13.73%) JIRA
8 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
8 7 (13.73%) Waterfall
8 7 (13.73%) Web Services
8 7 (13.73%) Finance
9 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
9 6 (11.76%) Windows
9 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (9.80%) SAP
10 5 (9.80%) SOA
10 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
10 5 (9.80%) Java
10 5 (9.80%) HP
10 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.80%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (9.80%) Defect Management

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 3 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Confluence
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) ATM
1 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) QlikView
3 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Selenium
2 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 5 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.92%) Hudson
6 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.96%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.96%) SilkTest
7 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) French Language
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Publishing
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Analyst
1 26 (50.98%) Test Analyst
2 17 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (11.76%) Manual Tester
4 5 (9.80%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Applications Tester
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Tester
8 1 (1.96%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) SAP Manager
8 1 (1.96%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 7 (13.73%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.88%) Middleware
4 3 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (1.96%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Automated Testing
2 17 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (27.45%) Test Scripting
4 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Test Automation
5 7 (13.73%) Waterfall
6 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Automation Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Defect Management
7 5 (9.80%) Functional Testing
7 5 (9.80%) SOA
7 5 (9.80%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Migration
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
8 4 (7.84%) Test Management
8 4 (7.84%) User Stories
9 3 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.88%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) C#
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) PHP
4 3 (5.88%) VB
5 2 (3.92%) C++
5 2 (3.92%) Python
5 2 (3.92%) VBA
6 1 (1.96%) C
6 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) Tcl
6 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) ISEB
1 8 (15.69%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) HP
1 5 (9.80%) SAP
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
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