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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / South East
Rank 202 222 222
Rank change year-on-year
+20 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 29 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.43% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 23
Median daily rate £388 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £283 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £391 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £115.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
5859 6552 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.36% 79.85% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3462 3947 3964
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 288 244
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.85 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +28 12 £450 +22.44% 7
Kent -3 6 £213 -39.28%
Hampshire +6 4 £321 -2.87% 5
West Sussex +2 4 £350 +15.70%
Surrey +19 1 £375 -10.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 1 £450 +38.46% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (51.61%) Selenium
3 30 (48.39%) Automated Testing
4 27 (43.55%) Java
5 24 (38.71%) Scrum
6 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
6 21 (33.87%) BDD
7 18 (29.03%) TDD
8 17 (27.42%) WebDriver
9 16 (25.81%) QA
9 16 (25.81%) .NET
10 14 (22.58%) JMeter
10 14 (22.58%) C++
11 13 (20.97%) C#
11 13 (20.97%) Python
12 12 (19.35%) OOP
12 12 (19.35%) OO
12 12 (19.35%) Visualisation
12 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
13 11 (17.74%) Ruby
13 11 (17.74%) JIRA
13 11 (17.74%) Security Testing
13 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (17.74%) XML
13 11 (17.74%) CMS
13 11 (17.74%) Bitbucket
14 10 (16.13%) Gradle
14 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
14 10 (16.13%) REST
14 10 (16.13%) Splunk

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 11 (17.74%) CMS
2 10 (16.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) ATM
2 1 (1.61%) CHAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 32 (51.61%) Selenium
2 17 (27.42%) WebDriver
3 14 (22.58%) JMeter
4 11 (17.74%) Bitbucket
4 11 (17.74%) JIRA
5 10 (16.13%) Ant
5 10 (16.13%) Apache Ivy
5 10 (16.13%) Cucumber
5 10 (16.13%) eggPlant
5 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 10 (16.13%) Gradle
5 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
5 10 (16.13%) Maven
6 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.84%) Burp Suite
7 3 (4.84%) Hudson
7 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.84%) TeamCity
8 2 (3.23%) Bugzilla
8 2 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Analyst
2 24 (38.71%) Test Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) Tester
4 14 (22.58%) Developer
5 10 (16.13%) Developer in Test
6 7 (11.29%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) QA Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Test Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
8 4 (6.45%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (6.45%) Software Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Agile Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Manual Test Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Manual Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.81%) .NET
2 11 (17.74%) XML
3 10 (16.13%) JSON
3 10 (16.13%) REST
4 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 3 (4.84%) Spring
5 3 (4.84%) Web Services
6 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.61%) HTML
6 1 (1.61%) Middleware
6 1 (1.61%) Node.js
6 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Android
3 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (69.35%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (48.39%) Automated Testing
3 24 (38.71%) Scrum
4 21 (33.87%) BDD
4 21 (33.87%) Test Automation
5 18 (29.03%) TDD
6 12 (19.35%) OO
6 12 (19.35%) OOP
6 12 (19.35%) Regression Testing
7 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (17.74%) Security Testing
8 10 (16.13%) Content Management
8 10 (16.13%) Project Management
9 9 (14.52%) Performance Testing
9 9 (14.52%) Test Scripting
9 9 (14.52%) User Stories
10 8 (12.90%) SOA
11 7 (11.29%) SDLC
11 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (11.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Java
2 14 (22.58%) C++
3 13 (20.97%) C#
3 13 (20.97%) Python
4 11 (17.74%) Ruby
5 10 (16.13%) Groovy
6 9 (14.52%) SQL
7 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.23%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) C
9 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.61%) Perl
9 1 (1.61%) Tcl
9 1 (1.61%) VB
9 1 (1.61%) VBA
9 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (6.45%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) ISEB
3 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) QA
2 3 (4.84%) WAI
2 3 (4.84%) WCAG
3 1 (1.61%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Sitecore
1 10 (16.13%) Splunk
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.45%) SAP
4 3 (4.84%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 1 (1.61%) Apple
5 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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