The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 210 196 197
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 32 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.40% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.56% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 19
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£260 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £403 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6497 5895 6708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.53% 70.64% 68.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 3115 3179
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 260 342
Average hourly rate £26.98 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Manual Testing
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Hampshire -9 9 £275 -7.94% 3
Buckinghamshire -17 7 £255 -15.00% 1
Berkshire -10 6 £225 -47.05% 4
Surrey +1 3 £225 - 1
Oxfordshire +5 2 £250 -16.66% 4
Kent - 2 £318 - 2
West Sussex -5 1 £250 -9.09% 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 21 (35.59%) SQL
2 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 16 (27.12%) QA
3 15 (25.42%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (23.73%) ISEB
5 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
7 11 (18.64%) Selenium
8 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
8 10 (16.95%) C#
8 10 (16.95%) .NET
8 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
9 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
10 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
11 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
11 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
11 6 (10.17%) Scrum
11 6 (10.17%) Software Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
12 5 (8.47%) Web Services
12 5 (8.47%) BDD
13 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
13 4 (6.78%) SAP
13 4 (6.78%) Windows
13 4 (6.78%) CRM
13 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
13 4 (6.78%) SOA

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.69%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) Kentico
3 1 (1.69%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) HTTP
2 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
2 1 (1.69%) LAN
2 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (18.64%) Selenium
2 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.08%) TestDirector
5 2 (3.39%) NUnit
5 2 (3.39%) JIRA
5 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.39%) MSTest
5 2 (3.39%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.39%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.69%) eggPlant
6 1 (1.69%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.69%) Robotium
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.69%) Toad
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Automotive
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Electronics
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Military
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (61.02%) Analyst
1 36 (61.02%) Test Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Tester
3 6 (10.17%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Manual Tester
5 3 (5.08%) QA Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Web Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) QA Tester
6 2 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Tester
7 1 (1.69%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Senior Manager
7 1 (1.69%) Developer
7 1 (1.69%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Applications Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Web Services
3 2 (3.39%) XML
3 2 (3.39%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) WPF
4 1 (1.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) iPad
2 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.39%) DTV
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) IVR
3 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.69%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) UNIX
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.34%) Test Scripting
3 10 (16.95%) Test Automation
3 10 (16.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (16.95%) Automation Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
5 6 (10.17%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.17%) Scrum
6 5 (8.47%) BDD
7 4 (6.78%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.78%) TDD
7 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
7 4 (6.78%) CRM
7 4 (6.78%) SOA
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Testing
8 3 (5.08%) System Testing
8 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
8 3 (5.08%) V-Model
8 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
9 2 (3.39%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.59%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) C#
3 2 (3.39%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
4 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
4 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.69%) C++
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) ISEB
2 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (25.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) SAP
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco
4 2 (3.39%) HP
5 1 (1.69%) MathWorks
5 1 (1.69%) Telerik
5 1 (1.69%) Red Gate
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