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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 606 595 589
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 38 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.051% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.054% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 23
Median daily rate £264 £290 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.05% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £325 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
-38.98% +7.27%
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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 30 May 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 24 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 30 May 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 +21 37 £263 -12.50% 7
South East 0 15 £180 -50.34% 3
Kent - 12 £180 -
London +9 9 £375 +41.50% 2
Chatham - 9 £180 -
West Midlands -10 6 £246 -14.34% 1
Yorkshire +3 5 £295 -6.34% 1
West Yorkshire -2 5 £295 -4.06%
Leeds -2 4 £275 -10.56%
East of England +9 2 £238 -
Surrey - 2 £385 -
Reigate - 2 £385 -
Chelmsford - 2 £238 -
Essex - 2 £238 -
Birmingham +2 1 £133 -41.11%
Hampshire 0 1 £313 -16.66%
Halifax - 1 £335 -
Southampton - 1 £313 -
Telford - 1 £380 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £330 -
Coventry - 1 £163 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £380 -
Staffordshire - 1 £330 -

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 50 (53.19%) Manual Testing
2 45 (47.87%) Finance
3 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (38.30%) SQL
5 27 (28.72%) ISTQB
5 27 (28.72%) Test Scripting
5 27 (28.72%) ISEB
6 26 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (15.96%) Regression Testing
8 14 (14.89%) QA
8 14 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (13.83%) Selenium
9 13 (13.83%) Integration Testing
9 13 (13.83%) Software Testing
9 13 (13.83%) Banking
10 11 (11.70%) System Testing
10 11 (11.70%) C#
10 11 (11.70%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (11.70%) Automation Testing
10 11 (11.70%) Functional Testing
11 10 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (10.64%) Defect Management
12 9 (9.57%) .NET
12 9 (9.57%) Oracle
12 9 (9.57%) Scrum
13 8 (8.51%) Java
13 8 (8.51%) Automated Testing
13 8 (8.51%) Retail

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 (2.13%) JBoss
2 1 (1.06%) SAS
2 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) FTP
1 1 (1.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.26%) Data Mining
2 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.06%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Selenium
2 10 (10.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.45%) Cucumber
3 7 (7.45%) JIRA
3 7 (7.45%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.26%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.19%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.13%) HP UFT
6 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.13%) Toad
7 1 (1.06%) Appium
7 1 (1.06%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.06%) FogBugz
7 1 (1.06%) JMeter
7 1 (1.06%) JUnit
7 1 (1.06%) RubyMine
7 1 (1.06%) SilkPerformer
7 1 (1.06%) SilkTest
7 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (47.87%) Finance
2 13 (13.83%) Banking
3 8 (8.51%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
5 1 (1.06%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.57%) .NET
2 6 (6.38%) SOAP
2 6 (6.38%) XML
3 5 (5.32%) Web Services
4 3 (3.19%) REST
5 2 (2.13%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.13%) WinForms
6 1 (1.06%) Ajax
6 1 (1.06%) COM
6 1 (1.06%) CSS
6 1 (1.06%) HTML
6 1 (1.06%) Swagger
6 1 (1.06%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.32%) Derivative
3 3 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.19%) Equities
3 3 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.13%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.06%) AS400
5 1 (1.06%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.06%) EPoS
5 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.38%) Unix
2 5 (5.32%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) VMS
4 1 (1.06%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (53.19%) Manual Testing
2 39 (41.49%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (28.72%) Test Scripting
4 26 (27.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (15.96%) Regression Testing
6 13 (13.83%) Integration Testing
6 13 (13.83%) Software Testing
7 11 (11.70%) Automation Testing
7 11 (11.70%) Functional Testing
7 11 (11.70%) System Integration Testing
7 11 (11.70%) System Testing
8 10 (10.64%) Defect Management
8 10 (10.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (9.57%) Scrum
10 8 (8.51%) Automated Testing
11 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
11 7 (7.45%) Test Management
11 7 (7.45%) Test Strategy
12 6 (6.38%) Waterfall
12 6 (6.38%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.30%) SQL
2 11 (11.70%) C#
3 8 (8.51%) Java
4 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.32%) VBScript
5 2 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.06%) Perl
6 1 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (28.72%) ISEB
1 27 (28.72%) ISTQB
2 14 (14.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (9.57%) Oracle
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.45%) SAP
3 3 (3.19%) HP
4 1 (1.06%) ATG
4 1 (1.06%) webMethods
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