The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 586 558 572
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.020% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.021% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 11
Average daily rate
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£265 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £234 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £275 £230
% change year-on-year
-3.63% +19.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 2014.

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 15 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 25 July 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 -32 6 £268 +0.94% 5
Buckinghamshire -7 3 £265 -3.63% 1
South East -8 3 £265 -3.63% 2
South West - 1 £350 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
London - - - - 1
Loughborough - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
2 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (30.43%) QA
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 5 (21.74%) XML
5 5 (21.74%) ISEB
5 5 (21.74%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
6 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) C#
7 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
7 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
7 3 (13.04%) Multimedia
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Selenium
8 2 (8.70%) Use Case
8 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
8 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
8 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Sahi
8 2 (8.70%) System Testing

Manual Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 2 (8.70%) Sahi
2 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) EPoS
1 1 (4.35%) IVR
1 1 (4.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Manual Testing
2 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
2 6 (26.09%) BDD
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Scripting
4 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.70%) System Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Web Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Use Case
5 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Test Management
6 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) C++
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) SAP