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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 570 581 561
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 56 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.063% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 15
Average daily rate £286 £285 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.43% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £343 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £280 £270
% change year-on-year
+2.67% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Manual Test Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 50 £288 +2.67% 6
South East +10 11 £300 +7.14% 1
London +11 10 £275 -18.51%
East Midlands - 10 £264 -
East of England +8 7 £313 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -15 7 £275 +37.50% 3
West Yorkshire -5 6 £288 +43.75% 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £300 -
Buckinghamshire +9 5 £300 +7.14%
Milton Keynes 0 5 £300 +7.14%
Belfast - 5 £275 -
Leeds - 5 £275 - 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £275 -
County Antrim - 5 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £375 -
Leicestershire - 3 £240 -
North West - 3 £275 -
West Sussex +8 2 £318 +27.00%
Hampshire +6 2 - -
Essex +2 2 £250 -
Manchester - 2 - -
City of London - 2 £300 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Surrey -12 1 £425 +46.55%
West Midlands -13 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Wales - 1 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 1 £375 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 61 (57.01%) Manual Testing
2 57 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (40.19%) SQL
4 41 (38.32%) Test Scripting
5 32 (29.91%) Finance
6 29 (27.10%) ISEB
7 26 (24.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (23.36%) Functional Testing
8 25 (23.36%) ISTQB
9 24 (22.43%) Software Testing
10 20 (18.69%) QA
11 18 (16.82%) JIRA
11 18 (16.82%) Defect Management
12 17 (15.89%) Oracle
12 17 (15.89%) Selenium
12 17 (15.89%) Waterfall
13 16 (14.95%) System Testing
14 15 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
15 14 (13.08%) Integration Testing
15 14 (13.08%) Non-Functional Testing
16 13 (12.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (12.15%) C#
16 13 (12.15%) Regression Testing
16 13 (12.15%) Retail
17 12 (11.21%) Scrum
17 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
17 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
17 12 (11.21%) Test Management
18 11 (10.28%) Web Testing

Manual Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (3.74%) CMS
2 2 (1.87%) JBoss
3 1 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.54%) MS Office
2 5 (4.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) SAP CRM
2 2 (1.87%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.93%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.93%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.28%) Oracle Database
2 6 (5.61%) Data Mining
2 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.67%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.80%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (16.82%) JIRA
2 17 (15.89%) Selenium
3 12 (11.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
5 8 (7.48%) SoapUI
6 6 (5.61%) HP UFT
7 4 (3.74%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (2.80%) SpecFlow
8 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.80%) WebDriver
9 2 (1.87%) Toad
10 1 (0.93%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.93%) DbUnit
10 1 (0.93%) JMeter
10 1 (0.93%) JUnit
10 1 (0.93%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.93%) SilkPerformer
10 1 (0.93%) SilkTest
10 1 (0.93%) Subversion
10 1 (0.93%) TestPartner
General
1 32 (29.91%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Retail
3 11 (10.28%) Banking
4 4 (3.74%) Publishing
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Electronics
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) XML
2 9 (8.41%) .NET
3 8 (7.48%) Web Services
4 6 (5.61%) Gherkin
4 6 (5.61%) SOAP
5 3 (2.80%) WinForms
6 2 (1.87%) CSS
6 2 (1.87%) REST
7 1 (0.93%) Ajax
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.93%) COM
7 1 (0.93%) HTML
7 1 (0.93%) JSON
7 1 (0.93%) Middleware
7 1 (0.93%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.93%) Swagger
7 1 (0.93%) WPF
7 1 (0.93%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.87%) EPoS
3 2 (1.87%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) AS400
4 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.93%) Online Banking
4 1 (0.93%) W3C
4 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.54%) Windows
2 2 (1.87%) Unix
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (57.01%) Manual Testing
2 57 (53.27%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (38.32%) Test Scripting
4 26 (24.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (23.36%) Functional Testing
6 24 (22.43%) Software Testing
7 18 (16.82%) Defect Management
8 17 (15.89%) Waterfall
9 16 (14.95%) System Testing
10 14 (13.08%) Integration Testing
10 14 (13.08%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (12.15%) Regression Testing
12 12 (11.21%) Scrum
12 12 (11.21%) Test Management
13 11 (10.28%) SDLC
13 11 (10.28%) Web Testing
14 10 (9.35%) Automation Testing
15 9 (8.41%) System Integration Testing
15 9 (8.41%) User Stories
15 9 (8.41%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 43 (40.19%) SQL
2 13 (12.15%) C#
3 11 (10.28%) Java
4 8 (7.48%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.67%) VBScript
6 3 (2.80%) Ruby
7 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.93%) Perl
8 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (27.10%) ISEB
2 25 (23.36%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Oracle
2 12 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.28%) SAP
4 7 (6.54%) HP
5 1 (0.93%) CA
5 1 (0.93%) NGA Human Resources
5 1 (0.93%) Remedy
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow