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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 230 211 196
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 30 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.36% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.49% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 18
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£325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £362 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
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
7191 6515 5708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.18% 72.88% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4106 3623 3017
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 262 241
Average hourly rate £28.00 £27.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Hampshire +6 7 £363 +26.08% 7
Berkshire +2 6 £475 +46.15% 1
Surrey -2 5 £290 +0.86%
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £338 +35.67%
West Sussex -14 3 £313 +25.00% 2
Kent - 3 £200 -
East Sussex -17 2 £325 -1.51% 5
Oxfordshire -21 1 - - 5
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 26 (36.11%) Test Scripting
2 23 (31.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (30.56%) ISEB
4 21 (29.17%) SQL
5 18 (25.00%) Finance
6 17 (23.61%) Automated Testing
7 14 (19.44%) QA
7 14 (19.44%) Oracle
8 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
9 12 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 12 (16.67%) Test Management
9 12 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 11 (15.28%) Web Testing
10 11 (15.28%) Selenium
10 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
11 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 9 (12.50%) Java
12 8 (11.11%) C#
12 8 (11.11%) SAP
12 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
12 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (9.72%) Scrum
13 7 (9.72%) System Testing
13 7 (9.72%) .NET
13 7 (9.72%) CRM
13 7 (9.72%) XML
13 7 (9.72%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) SAP BCA
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) Broadband
1 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.94%) SAP BW
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.78%) DB2
5 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.39%) Ingres
6 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.39%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Selenium
2 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.94%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.17%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) WebDriver
4 3 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.78%) MSTest
5 2 (2.78%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.78%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.39%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.39%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.39%) JMeter
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Automotive
2 4 (5.56%) Billing
3 3 (4.17%) Games
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (66.67%) Analyst
2 42 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 20 (27.78%) Tester
4 10 (13.89%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.33%) Systems Test Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Manual Tester
6 5 (6.94%) Software Tester
7 4 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Business Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Web Tester
8 3 (4.17%) OBIEE Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) QA Engineer
9 2 (2.78%) CRM Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
1 7 (9.72%) XML
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (4.17%) HTML
3 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.78%) SOAP
4 2 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.39%) RESTful
5 1 (1.39%) WinForms
5 1 (1.39%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) AS400
1 2 (2.78%) iSeries
1 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.39%) Handset
2 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
2 3 (4.17%) Android
3 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.39%) UNIX
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) Test Scripting
2 23 (31.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (23.61%) Automated Testing
5 12 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 12 (16.67%) Test Management
5 12 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 11 (15.28%) Web Testing
7 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 7 (9.72%) Scrum
8 7 (9.72%) CRM
8 7 (9.72%) System Testing
8 7 (9.72%) SDLC
9 6 (8.33%) V-Model
9 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 6 (8.33%) Validation
10 5 (6.94%) Migration
10 5 (6.94%) Integration Testing
11 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 9 (12.50%) Java
3 8 (11.11%) C#
4 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.17%) C++
6 2 (2.78%) VBA
6 2 (2.78%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.78%) VBScript
7 1 (1.39%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.39%) Ruby
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) ISEB
2 8 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) HP AIS
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.44%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.39%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Oracle
2 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.11%) SAP
4 3 (4.17%) HP
4 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (4.17%) Cadence
5 2 (2.78%) Endeca
5 2 (2.78%) Google
5 2 (2.78%) Coremetrics
5 2 (2.78%) IBM