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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 216 202 195
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 44 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.65% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 19
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£300 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £221 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £35.00
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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
7041 6630 6053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.04% 74.29% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4133 3654 3167
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 254 281
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +5 16 £350 +21.73% 4
Berkshire +10 7 £338 -10.00% 9
Kent +2 7 £200 -35.48%
Surrey -1 5 £290 +28.88% 7
East Sussex -10 4 £325 +75.67% 4
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £300 +17.07% 1
West Sussex -8 2 £281 +12.50% 4
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 25 (29.76%) SQL
4 22 (26.19%) ISEB
5 21 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (25.00%) Finance
6 18 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 18 (21.43%) Oracle
6 18 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
7 16 (19.05%) Selenium
8 15 (17.86%) Oracle Database
9 14 (16.67%) QA
9 14 (16.67%) Web Testing
9 14 (16.67%) Test Management
10 13 (15.48%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce
12 11 (13.10%) Regression Testing
12 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
13 10 (11.90%) Integration Testing
14 9 (10.71%) ISTQB
14 9 (10.71%) Java
14 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
15 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
15 8 (9.52%) System Testing
15 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
15 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (9.52%) Scrum
16 7 (8.33%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.19%) IIS
2 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) SAP BCA
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) Broadband
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
1 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 5 (5.95%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.95%) SAP BW
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.57%) DB2
4 3 (3.57%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.19%) MS Access
6 1 (1.19%) Ingres
6 1 (1.19%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 16 (19.05%) Selenium
2 9 (10.71%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (7.14%) JIRA
5 5 (5.95%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.95%) LoadRunner
6 3 (3.57%) Subversion
6 3 (3.57%) TestComplete
7 2 (2.38%) MSTest
7 2 (2.38%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.19%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.19%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.19%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.19%) JMeter
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 4 (4.76%) Billing
3 4 (4.76%) Automotive
4 2 (2.38%) Games
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Electronics
5 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (69.05%) Analyst
2 52 (61.90%) Test Analyst
3 25 (29.76%) Tester
4 10 (11.90%) Test Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Test Leader
6 6 (7.14%) Systems Test Analyst
6 6 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Manual Tester
8 4 (4.76%) Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Web Tester
9 3 (3.57%) Lead Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) OBIEE Consultant
9 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Integration Test Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) XML
3 4 (4.76%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.76%) SOAP
3 4 (4.76%) Web Services
3 4 (4.76%) HTML
4 3 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.19%) RESTful
5 1 (1.19%) WinForms
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.57%) iSeries
1 3 (3.57%) AS400
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.19%) Handset
3 1 (1.19%) Statistics
3 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Windows
1 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Android
3 4 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 21 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (21.43%) Automated Testing
4 18 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 16 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 14 (16.67%) Web Testing
6 14 (16.67%) Test Management
7 11 (13.10%) E-Commerce
7 11 (13.10%) Regression Testing
8 10 (11.90%) Integration Testing
9 8 (9.52%) Software Engineering
9 8 (9.52%) System Testing
9 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (9.52%) Scrum
9 8 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 7 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (7.14%) V-Model
11 6 (7.14%) BDD
12 5 (5.95%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) Java
3 7 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (2.38%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.38%) VBA
6 2 (2.38%) C++
6 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.19%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
7 1 (1.19%) VB
7 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) ISEB
2 9 (10.71%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.19%) Basel II
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.19%) Firmware
1 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (15.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (21.43%) Oracle
2 12 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.33%) SAP
4 5 (5.95%) HP
5 3 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.57%) IBM
5 3 (3.57%) Endeca
5 3 (3.57%) Google
5 3 (3.57%) Coremetrics
6 2 (2.38%) Cadence
7 1 (1.19%) VMware
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago