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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 214 213 199
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 35 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 12
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£290 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £394 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.25 £15.00 £4.00
% change year-on-year
+95.00% +275.00%
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
6866 6076 5403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.87% 72.14% 70.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3791 3186 2665
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.50 £44.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Surrey +8 8 £313 -15.54% 2
Buckinghamshire -9 8 £280 +40.00% 1
Hampshire -17 6 £280 +47.36% 3
Kent - 6 £248 - 2
Berkshire -2 5 £230 -40.64% 4
Oxfordshire -16 2 - - 4
East Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 2
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 24 (34.78%) ISEB
1 24 (34.78%) SQL
2 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (31.88%) HP Quality Center
4 18 (26.09%) Oracle
5 17 (24.64%) QA
6 16 (23.19%) Finance
7 14 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
9 11 (15.94%) XML
10 10 (14.49%) Web Testing
10 10 (14.49%) Test Management
10 10 (14.49%) Selenium
10 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
11 9 (13.04%) Scrum
11 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
11 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
11 9 (13.04%) SAP
11 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 8 (11.59%) System Testing
13 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
13 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
13 7 (10.14%) Windows
13 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
14 6 (8.70%) CRM
14 6 (8.70%) Validation
14 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (8.70%) V-Model
15 5 (7.25%) Test Automation

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1 (1.45%) IIS
1 1 (1.45%) Apache
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.90%) SAP BCA
1 2 (2.90%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) Oracle Database
2 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.25%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Selenium
2 6 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.25%) JIRA
4 3 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.35%) JMeter
5 2 (2.90%) Toad
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.90%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.90%) QARun
5 2 (2.90%) MSTest
6 1 (1.45%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
3 1 (1.45%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Automotive
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (52.17%) Analyst
2 34 (49.28%) Test Analyst
3 26 (37.68%) Tester
4 12 (17.39%) Manual Tester
5 8 (11.59%) Test Leader
6 5 (7.25%) Software Tester
6 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.80%) QA Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Oracle Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Web Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Tester
9 1 (1.45%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (1.45%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.94%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) RESTful
3 3 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (2.90%) WinForms
5 1 (1.45%) Unreal Engine
5 1 (1.45%) WPF
5 1 (1.45%) REST
5 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
2 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.90%) Android
2 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.45%) Windows CE
3 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 22 (31.88%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (20.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (18.84%) Software Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Web Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Test Management
6 9 (13.04%) Scrum
6 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 8 (11.59%) System Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (8.70%) CRM
9 6 (8.70%) Validation
9 6 (8.70%) V-Model
10 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.25%) SOA
11 4 (5.80%) Test Strategy
11 4 (5.80%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) C#
3 3 (4.35%) Java
4 2 (2.90%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.45%) C
5 1 (1.45%) VBScript
5 1 (1.45%) VBA
5 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (34.78%) ISEB
2 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.35%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.45%) PMP
5 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (31.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (26.09%) Oracle
2 9 (13.04%) SAP
2 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) HP
4 1 (1.45%) VMware
4 1 (1.45%) Cadence
4 1 (1.45%) Northgate
4 1 (1.45%) Red Gate
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