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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Test Analyst
UK
Rank 563 560 583
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 37 58 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.12% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 14
Median daily rate £290 £285 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £228 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +5 34 £295 +2.60% 12
London +7 8 £425 +54.54% 2
West Yorkshire +15 7 £295 +2.60% 2
Yorkshire +7 7 £295 +12.38% 2
South West +16 6 £225 -35.71% 1
South East +13 5 £313 +4.16% 2
Somerset +13 5 £225 -35.71% 1
Taunton +9 5 £225 -35.71%
West Midlands +2 5 £325 +8.33% 1
Scotland +26 3 £148 - 1
Leeds +1 3 £280 +1.81% 2
Berkshire - 3 £350 -
Reading - 3 £350 -
Halifax - 3 £295 -
Edinburgh +19 2 £131 -
East Midlands -4 2 £331 +13.24%
Northampton -10 2 £331 -
Northamptonshire -18 2 £331 +10.41%
City of London - 2 £425 - 1
Surrey +20 1 £275 -35.29%
North West +16 1 £210 -23.63% 4
Manchester +14 1 £210 - 4
Southampton +6 1 £275 -16.66%
Hampshire +6 1 £275 -16.66%
West Lothian - 1 £228 - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Reigate - 1 £275 -
Hereford - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £240 -

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (58.57%) Manual Testing
2 28 (40.00%) SQL
3 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
3 18 (25.71%) QA
4 16 (22.86%) Finance
5 14 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 14 (20.00%) ISEB
6 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
6 13 (18.57%) Selenium
7 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (15.71%) Banking
9 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
9 10 (14.29%) Scrum
10 9 (12.86%) .NET
10 9 (12.86%) C#
10 9 (12.86%) Functional Testing
11 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
11 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
11 8 (11.43%) Web Testing
12 7 (10.00%) JIRA
12 7 (10.00%) Retail
12 7 (10.00%) HP
12 7 (10.00%) Automation Testing
12 7 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (8.57%) SDLC
13 6 (8.57%) BDD
13 6 (8.57%) SoapUI
13 6 (8.57%) ETL

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 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Intranet
1 1 (1.43%) LAN
1 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (18.57%) Selenium
2 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (10.00%) JIRA
4 6 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.29%) Appium
5 3 (4.29%) HP UFT
5 3 (4.29%) SpecFlow
5 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.86%) JMeter
6 2 (2.86%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.43%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.43%) MSTest
7 1 (1.43%) Protractor
7 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Banking
3 7 (10.00%) Retail
4 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Automotive
5 2 (2.86%) Back Office
5 2 (2.86%) Billing
5 2 (2.86%) Front Office
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) SOAP
2 6 (8.57%) XML
3 4 (5.71%) HTML
3 4 (5.71%) HTML5
4 3 (4.29%) WebSockets
4 3 (4.29%) XML Messaging
5 2 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.43%) CSS
6 1 (1.43%) CSS3
6 1 (1.43%) Highcharts JS
6 1 (1.43%) Java EE
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
6 1 (1.43%) Node.js
6 1 (1.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.86%) Derivative
2 2 (2.86%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
3 1 (1.43%) NHS
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.71%) Android
1 4 (5.71%) Apple iOS
1 4 (5.71%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Unix
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (58.57%) Agile Software Development
1 41 (58.57%) Manual Testing
2 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
3 14 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 12 (17.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 10 (14.29%) Scrum
6 9 (12.86%) Functional Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Software Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Web Testing
8 7 (10.00%) Automation Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.57%) BDD
9 6 (8.57%) ETL
9 6 (8.57%) SDLC
9 6 (8.57%) TDD
10 5 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
11 3 (4.29%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (4.29%) Open Source
11 3 (4.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) C#
3 5 (7.14%) VBScript
4 3 (4.29%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.86%) Groovy
5 2 (2.86%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) ISEB
2 13 (18.57%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.71%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Capita
5 1 (1.43%) Cerner
5 1 (1.43%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Remedy
5 1 (1.43%) SAP