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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 209 214 247
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +33
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 37 53 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.70% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 13
Median daily rate £350 £310 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £268 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
6122 7581 7607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.15% 79.66% 76.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3644 4468 4276
Median daily rate £420 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 309 283
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +64.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
East Sussex +12 9 £350 -
Berkshire +9 9 £301 -8.93% 2
West Sussex +17 6 £350 +40.00%
Kent - 6 £213 -
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £438 +122.92% 2
Hampshire +8 2 £275 -9.83% 1
Surrey +8 1 £460 +41.53% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 4
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.94%) Automated Testing
3 25 (40.32%) Selenium
4 17 (27.42%) Java
4 17 (27.42%) .NET
5 16 (25.81%) QA
6 15 (24.19%) Scrum
7 13 (20.97%) JIRA
7 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
7 13 (20.97%) C#
7 13 (20.97%) Regression Testing
8 12 (19.35%) SQL
8 12 (19.35%) BDD
9 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
9 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
9 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (17.74%) TDD
10 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (16.13%) User Stories
11 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
11 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
11 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
11 9 (14.52%) Windows
12 8 (12.90%) SOA
12 8 (12.90%) Performance Testing
12 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
12 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
13 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
13 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (11.29%) SDLC

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 5 (8.06%) CMS
2 4 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) ATM
2 1 (1.61%) CHAP
2 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (40.32%) Selenium
2 13 (20.97%) JIRA
3 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
4 9 (14.52%) Jenkins
5 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 7 (11.29%) JMeter
7 5 (8.06%) Bitbucket
7 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
8 4 (6.45%) Ant
8 4 (6.45%) Apache Ivy
8 4 (6.45%) eggPlant
8 4 (6.45%) Gradle
8 4 (6.45%) Hudson
8 4 (6.45%) Maven
9 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (3.23%) Appium
10 2 (3.23%) Capybara
10 2 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 2 (3.23%) TestLink
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) French Language
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Analyst
2 29 (46.77%) Test Analyst
3 21 (33.87%) Tester
4 7 (11.29%) Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Developer in Test
5 5 (8.06%) Manual Test Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Manual Tester
6 4 (6.45%) QA Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Test Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Agile Tester
7 3 (4.84%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) QA Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.23%) Java Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.42%) .NET
2 7 (11.29%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (8.06%) XML
4 4 (6.45%) JSON
4 4 (6.45%) REST
4 4 (6.45%) SOAP
4 4 (6.45%) Web Services
5 2 (3.23%) Spring
6 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.61%) Node.js
6 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Android
3 4 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (3.23%) Linux
4 2 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (59.68%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (41.94%) Automated Testing
3 15 (24.19%) Scrum
4 13 (20.97%) Regression Testing
4 13 (20.97%) Test Scripting
5 12 (19.35%) BDD
6 11 (17.74%) TDD
6 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
6 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (16.13%) User Stories
8 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
9 8 (12.90%) Performance Testing
9 8 (12.90%) SOA
10 7 (11.29%) Automation Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Defect Management
10 7 (11.29%) SDLC
10 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
10 7 (11.29%) Test Management
11 5 (8.06%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.42%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) C#
3 12 (19.35%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) C++
4 6 (9.68%) Python
5 5 (8.06%) Ruby
6 4 (6.45%) Groovy
6 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.45%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) VB
7 2 (3.23%) VBA
8 1 (1.61%) C
8 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
8 1 (1.61%) Tcl
8 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.61%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.45%) ISEB
3 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.81%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) WAI
2 2 (3.23%) WCAG
3 1 (1.61%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (8.06%) SAP
2 4 (6.45%) HP
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle
2 4 (6.45%) Sitecore
2 4 (6.45%) Splunk
3 1 (1.61%) Apple
3 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
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