The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Manual Test Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 614 606 610
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 43 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.096% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 17
Median daily rate £275 £300 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £393 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £300 £253
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Manual Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

Manual Test Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK.

Manual Test Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

Manual Test Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK.

Manual Test Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
England +16 41 £275 -8.33% 14
London -9 13 £375 +2.04% 1
South East +11 8 £270 -14.62% 3
North West +20 6 £210 -30.57% 4
Manchester +1 6 £210 -30.57% 3
South West +5 5 £269 +7.50% 1
Yorkshire +6 4 £300 -9.09% 3
West Yorkshire +6 4 £300 +17.07% 2
West Midlands -21 4 £338 +35.00% 1
Bradford +18 2 £275 -
Berkshire +9 2 £300 +36.36% 1
Bristol -1 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £325 -
Reading +15 1 £350 -
Hampshire +14 1 £250 -23.07%
Wiltshire +12 1 £213 -27.35%
Leeds +7 1 - - 2
East of England +5 1 £150 -45.45% 1
Hertfordshire +2 1 £150 -45.45%
West Sussex -1 1 £270 -16.92%
Warwickshire -5 1 £338 +16.37%
Worthing -17 1 £270 -22.85%
Halifax - 1 £325 -
Bracknell - 1 £250 -
Bournemouth - 1 £325 - 1
Brighton - 1 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 £250 -
Watford - 1 £150 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £338 -
Dorset - 1 £325 - 1

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, Manual Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

1 51 (56.67%) Manual Testing
2 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (40.00%) Finance
4 28 (31.11%) SQL
5 24 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.78%) QA
8 14 (15.56%) JIRA
8 14 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (15.56%) ISEB
9 13 (14.44%) Selenium
9 13 (14.44%) Automation Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
11 10 (11.11%) Functional Testing
12 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 9 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Web Testing
13 8 (8.89%) Banking
13 8 (8.89%) Automated Testing
13 8 (8.89%) ETL
13 8 (8.89%) XML
14 7 (7.78%) Unix
14 7 (7.78%) HP
14 7 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (6.67%) Waterfall
15 6 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
15 6 (6.67%) Windows
15 6 (6.67%) Oracle
16 5 (5.56%) VBScript
16 5 (5.56%) HTML

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (3.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) SAS
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.11%) HTTP
2 1 (1.11%) LAN
2 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (15.56%) JIRA
2 13 (14.44%) Selenium
3 5 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 4 (4.44%) JMeter
4 4 (4.44%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.22%) Appium
6 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.11%) Toad
7 1 (1.11%) Zephyr
General
1 36 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Banking
3 5 (5.56%) Retail
4 4 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.33%) Automotive
5 3 (3.33%) Billing
6 1 (1.11%) Games
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) XML
2 5 (5.56%) HTML
3 4 (4.44%) .NET
4 3 (3.33%) SOAP
5 2 (2.22%) CSS
5 2 (2.22%) HTML5
5 2 (2.22%) Web Services
5 2 (2.22%) WebSockets
5 2 (2.22%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.11%) Ajax
6 1 (1.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.22%) Derivative
3 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.11%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.11%) EPoS
4 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Unix
2 6 (6.67%) Windows
3 4 (4.44%) Linux
4 2 (2.22%) Android
4 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (56.67%) Manual Testing
2 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 14 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.44%) Automation Testing
6 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 9 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 9 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (8.89%) Automated Testing
9 8 (8.89%) ETL
9 8 (8.89%) Web Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.56%) CRM
12 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
12 4 (4.44%) Defect Management
12 4 (4.44%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (4.44%) SDLC
12 4 (4.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) VBScript
3 4 (4.44%) Java
4 3 (3.33%) C#
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
5 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.22%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 14 (15.56%) ISEB
3 7 (7.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) HP
2 6 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.11%) ATG
4 1 (1.11%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.11%) hybris
4 1 (1.11%) Remedy
4 1 (1.11%) SAP
4 1 (1.11%) Siebel
4 1 (1.11%) webMethods
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