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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 197 212 179
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -33
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 46 36 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.50% 0.41% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.58% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 38
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£273 £290 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% +8.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £435 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Surrey +1 11 £300 -8.74% 6
Hampshire -13 8 £250 -13.79% 6
Berkshire +5 6 £350 +33.33% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £260 -6.30% 3
East Sussex - 5 £200 - 4
Kent - 5 £253 - 2
Oxfordshire -3 4 £283 -5.83% 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (39.51%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (34.57%) SQL
4 24 (29.63%) ISEB
5 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
6 20 (24.69%) Test Scripting
7 19 (23.46%) QA
7 19 (23.46%) Finance
8 18 (22.22%) Selenium
9 14 (17.28%) HP
9 14 (17.28%) Oracle
10 13 (16.05%) Software Testing
10 13 (16.05%) ISTQB
11 12 (14.81%) C#
11 12 (14.81%) Windows
11 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
12 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.58%) Regression Testing
12 11 (13.58%) Scrum
13 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
13 10 (12.35%) System Testing
13 10 (12.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (12.35%) Automation Testing
14 9 (11.11%) Test Management
14 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
15 8 (9.88%) Java
15 8 (9.88%) JIRA
15 8 (9.88%) BDD
15 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 8 (9.88%) Test Planning

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (2.47%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.47%) IIS
1 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.23%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
2 2 (2.47%) Mingle
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.47%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
1 1 (1.23%) HTTP
1 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) Selenium
2 8 (9.88%) JIRA
3 7 (8.64%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.64%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (6.17%) TestNG
5 5 (6.17%) JUnit
6 4 (4.94%) JMeter
6 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.70%) Robotium
7 3 (3.70%) Bugzilla
7 3 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.70%) Toad
7 3 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 3 (3.70%) TestDirector
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (2.47%) QARun
8 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (23.46%) Finance
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Electronics
3 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Automotive
4 1 (1.23%) Military
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (49.38%) Analyst
2 38 (46.91%) Test Analyst
3 26 (32.10%) Tester
4 10 (12.35%) Manual Tester
5 8 (9.88%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Systems Tester
6 4 (4.94%) QA Tester
6 4 (4.94%) Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) QA Leader
7 3 (3.70%) Test Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) QA Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Web Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Senior Tester
8 2 (2.47%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.47%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) .NET
1 7 (8.64%) XML
2 6 (7.41%) Web Services
3 4 (4.94%) RESTful
4 2 (2.47%) SOAP
4 2 (2.47%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.23%) WPF
5 1 (1.23%) LINQ
5 1 (1.23%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) DTV
4 2 (2.47%) iPad
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) IVR
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.23%) EMV
5 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Linux
3 3 (3.70%) Android
3 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.47%) UNIX
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.93%) Automated Testing
3 20 (24.69%) Test Scripting
4 13 (16.05%) Software Testing
5 12 (14.81%) Test Automation
6 11 (13.58%) Regression Testing
6 11 (13.58%) Scrum
7 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
7 10 (12.35%) System Testing
7 10 (12.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.35%) Automation Testing
8 9 (11.11%) Test Management
9 8 (9.88%) BDD
9 8 (9.88%) Test Planning
10 7 (8.64%) Web Testing
11 6 (7.41%) SOA
11 6 (7.41%) TDD
12 5 (6.17%) Test Strategy
13 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
13 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 12 (14.81%) C#
3 8 (9.88%) Java
4 7 (8.64%) Python
5 6 (7.41%) Ruby
6 5 (6.17%) Perl
6 5 (6.17%) VB
7 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.47%) VBScript
7 2 (2.47%) C++
7 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) Groovy
8 1 (1.23%) Korn
8 1 (1.23%) XPath
8 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.23%) PHP
8 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) C
8 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) ISEB
2 13 (16.05%) ISTQB
3 8 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.94%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 32 (39.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (17.28%) HP
1 14 (17.28%) Oracle
2 9 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) SAP
4 3 (3.70%) Red Gate
5 2 (2.47%) ATG
5 2 (2.47%) Demandware
5 2 (2.47%) hybris
6 1 (1.23%) Perforce
6 1 (1.23%) Telerik
6 1 (1.23%) Northgate
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco
6 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.23%) MathWorks
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