The table below looks at the statistics for the Manual Test Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Test Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 588 560 551
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 4 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.021% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
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£260 £304 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.40% -32.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £304 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.40% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Manual Test Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Test Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
England -34 3 £280 -0.88% 1
London +15 2 - -
Scotland -8 1 £240 -31.42%
Milton Keynes -13 1 £280 +3.70%
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £280 +3.70%
South East -34 1 £280 +3.70%
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Manual Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Manual Test Analyst in their job title.

1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) System Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
6 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 3 (18.75%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) IVR
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
7 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) QA
7 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing

Manual Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Manual Test Analyst in their job title 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 with Manual Test Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) System Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
6 2 (12.50%) BDD
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 1 (6.25%) Content Management
7 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Fault Management
7 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.25%) Scrum
7 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) DICOM
2 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft