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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 228 212 194
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -18
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 28 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 26
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£300 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +2.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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
7510 6809 6094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.02% 71.99% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 3803 3178
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 261 265
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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
Buckinghamshire +1 8 £300 -7.69%
Berkshire -6 5 £369 -13.23% 2
Hampshire -12 4 £215 -21.81% 1
Kent -1 3 £290 - 1
Surrey -6 3 £375 +2.04% 4
West Sussex -17 3 £288 +15.00% 2
East Sussex -10 1 £325 -1.51%
Oxfordshire -22 1 - - 3
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 23 (37.10%) ISEB
2 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
3 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (27.42%) Finance
3 17 (27.42%) SQL
4 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (22.58%) QA
6 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
7 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Test Management
8 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
9 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
10 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
10 9 (14.52%) Web Testing
11 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.90%) Selenium
11 8 (12.90%) XML
11 8 (12.90%) Oracle
11 8 (12.90%) SAP
12 7 (11.29%) C#
12 7 (11.29%) CRM
12 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (11.29%) Scrum
12 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
13 6 (9.68%) V-Model
13 6 (9.68%) Validation
13 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
14 5 (8.06%) SAP BW
14 5 (8.06%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.61%) IIS
2 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.84%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Relational Database
2 5 (8.06%) SAP BW
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.61%) DB2
5 1 (1.61%) Ingres
5 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.61%) MS Access
5 1 (1.61%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Selenium
2 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.84%) JIRA
3 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.84%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.23%) MSTest
4 2 (3.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.61%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.61%) JMeter
5 1 (1.61%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.61%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (66.13%) Analyst
2 37 (59.68%) Test Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) Tester
4 9 (14.52%) Test Leader
5 5 (8.06%) Manual Tester
5 5 (8.06%) Software Tester
5 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Web Tester
6 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
7 2 (3.23%) CRM Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) QA Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Test Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.61%) Consultant
8 1 (1.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) XML
2 5 (8.06%) .NET
3 2 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
4 1 (1.61%) Web Services
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.61%) WinForms
4 1 (1.61%) RESTful
4 1 (1.61%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) AS400
2 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.61%) iSeries
2 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
2 1 (1.61%) Handset
2 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Android
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) UNIX
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) Test Scripting
2 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
4 12 (19.35%) Test Management
5 11 (17.74%) Automated Testing
6 9 (14.52%) Web Testing
7 8 (12.90%) Waterfall
8 7 (11.29%) CRM
8 7 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (11.29%) Scrum
9 6 (9.68%) V-Model
9 6 (9.68%) Validation
9 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Test Automation
10 4 (6.45%) Automation Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
10 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.45%) System Testing
11 3 (4.84%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) C#
3 4 (6.45%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) C++
5 2 (3.23%) Bourne shell
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) VBA
6 1 (1.61%) VBScript
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) ISEB
2 9 (14.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (22.58%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) Basel II
2 1 (1.61%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle
2 8 (12.90%) SAP
3 3 (4.84%) Cadence
4 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) IBM
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Endeca
5 1 (1.61%) Google
5 1 (1.61%) Coremetrics
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago