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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 246 230 221
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 28 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.30% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.41% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 23
Median daily rate £275 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £465 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
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
7459 7329 6781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.16% 78.67% 75.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4580 4179 3772
Median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 258 277
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Berkshire -6 7 £300 -36.84% 4
Kent -11 4 £175 -12.50%
Hampshire -7 3 £250 -31.03% 2
Surrey -9 3 £370 +27.58% 8
West Sussex -25 3 £245 -21.60%
Middlesex - 3 £275 -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £338 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 18 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 14 (29.17%) ISEB
5 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (27.08%) ISTQB
6 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (22.92%) Finance
8 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing
9 9 (18.75%) System Testing
9 9 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
11 7 (14.58%) SQL
11 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
11 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
11 7 (14.58%) QA
12 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 6 (12.50%) .NET
12 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.50%) HP
12 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
14 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
14 4 (8.33%) Selenium
14 4 (8.33%) Oracle
14 4 (8.33%) SAP
14 4 (8.33%) Migration
15 3 (6.25%) LabVIEW

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 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.17%) Confluence
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP CRM
1 2 (4.17%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.17%) QlikView
2 1 (2.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 3 (6.25%) LabVIEW
4 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.17%) RubyMine
4 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
4 2 (4.17%) WATIR
5 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.08%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.08%) WatiN
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Analyst
1 24 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) Tester
3 9 (18.75%) Manual Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (14.58%) Test Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Manual Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) QA Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Test Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) QA Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) Middleware
2 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.08%) EPoS
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Automated Testing
2 17 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 13 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing
7 9 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (18.75%) System Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 8 (16.67%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.42%) Functional Testing
12 4 (8.33%) Migration
13 3 (6.25%) BDD
13 3 (6.25%) CRM
13 3 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
13 3 (6.25%) Scrum
13 3 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) C#
3 2 (4.17%) Java
3 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.17%) Ruby
3 2 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (29.17%) ISEB
2 13 (27.08%) ISTQB
3 6 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.08%) GMP
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) HP
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (2.08%) VocaLink
3 1 (2.08%) WorldPay