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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 232 221 218
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.37% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 13
Average daily rate £340 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £305
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £185.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
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
6791 7200 6227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.38% 77.44% 74.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3942 3316
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 232 260
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +4 6 £368 +59.78% 6
Kent -6 5 £313 +26.26%
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £325 +16.07% 2
West Sussex +8 2 £303 +5.21% 2
Hampshire +1 2 £370 +32.14% 6
Surrey -10 2 £420 +34.40% 4
East Sussex - 1 £185 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 53 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (46.74%) Automated Testing
3 36 (39.13%) SQL
4 30 (32.61%) C#
5 24 (26.09%) BDD
6 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
7 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
8 20 (21.74%) Test Automation
9 19 (20.65%) QA
9 19 (20.65%) Functional Testing
10 18 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (19.57%) .NET
10 18 (19.57%) Software Testing
11 17 (18.48%) Oracle
11 17 (18.48%) Integration Testing
11 17 (18.48%) SpecFlow
12 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (16.30%) Selenium
13 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
13 14 (15.22%) Oracle Database
14 13 (14.13%) JIRA
14 13 (14.13%) TDD
14 13 (14.13%) Finance
15 12 (13.04%) Scrum
15 12 (13.04%) Automation Testing
16 11 (11.96%) Waterfall
16 11 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (11.96%) SoapUI
16 11 (11.96%) Windows
17 10 (10.87%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Office
2 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) SAP ERP
2 2 (2.17%) SAP BPC
2 2 (2.17%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (2.17%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.09%) Odyssey Triple'A Plus
3 1 (1.09%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Network Security
2 2 (2.17%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.09%) 2G
3 1 (1.09%) 3G
3 1 (1.09%) 4G
3 1 (1.09%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.43%) Data Mining
2 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.09%) DB2
4 1 (1.09%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 21 (22.83%) Cucumber
2 18 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (18.48%) SpecFlow
4 15 (16.30%) Selenium
5 13 (14.13%) JIRA
6 11 (11.96%) SoapUI
7 7 (7.61%) FitNesse
7 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
7 7 (7.61%) HP UFT
7 7 (7.61%) NCrunch
7 7 (7.61%) Visual Studio
7 7 (7.61%) WatiN
8 6 (6.52%) MSTest
9 5 (5.43%) Subversion
9 5 (5.43%) TeamCity
9 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
10 4 (4.35%) Jenkins
11 3 (3.26%) Moq
11 3 (3.26%) NUnit
11 3 (3.26%) WATIR
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Games
3 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (65.22%) Analyst
2 59 (64.13%) Test Analyst
3 18 (19.57%) Tester
4 15 (16.30%) Automation Analyst
4 15 (16.30%) Automation Test Analyst
5 13 (14.13%) Agile Test Analyst
5 13 (14.13%) Manual Test Analyst
6 10 (10.87%) Test Manager
7 7 (7.61%) Consultant
7 7 (7.61%) Test Consultant
7 7 (7.61%) Test Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Software Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Agile Test Manager
9 5 (5.43%) Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
9 5 (5.43%) Test Automation Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Integration Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) SAP Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.57%) .NET
2 10 (10.87%) Gherkin
3 9 (9.78%) HTML
4 6 (6.52%) SOAP
5 5 (5.43%) REST
6 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.35%) SAP PI
7 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (3.26%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.26%) Middleware
7 3 (3.26%) RESTful
7 3 (3.26%) WCF
7 3 (3.26%) XML
8 2 (2.17%) CSS
8 2 (2.17%) HTML5
8 2 (2.17%) Unreal Engine
8 2 (2.17%) Web Services
9 1 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (1.09%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) AS400
1 3 (3.26%) iSeries
1 3 (3.26%) Smart Meter
1 3 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.17%) NHS
2 2 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (57.61%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (46.74%) Automated Testing
3 24 (26.09%) BDD
4 20 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 19 (20.65%) Functional Testing
6 18 (19.57%) Software Testing
7 17 (18.48%) Integration Testing
8 15 (16.30%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
10 13 (14.13%) TDD
11 12 (13.04%) Automation Testing
11 12 (13.04%) Scrum
12 11 (11.96%) Non-Functional Testing
12 11 (11.96%) Waterfall
13 10 (10.87%) Mentoring
13 10 (10.87%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (10.87%) Test Management
13 10 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (9.78%) Test Strategy
15 8 (8.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 36 (39.13%) SQL
2 30 (32.61%) C#
3 7 (7.61%) Java
4 6 (6.52%) Ruby
5 3 (3.26%) C++
6 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) ISEB
2 8 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 6 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (20.65%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.48%) Oracle
3 10 (10.87%) HP
4 9 (9.78%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Cadence
6 1 (1.09%) CA
6 1 (1.09%) Coremetrics
6 1 (1.09%) Endeca
6 1 (1.09%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.09%) Google
6 1 (1.09%) IBM
6 1 (1.09%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (1.09%) Perforce
6 1 (1.09%) VMware
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