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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 594 602 610
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 34 43 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.077% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.082% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 19
Median daily rate £295 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £235 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £300 £260
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.38%
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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 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 27 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 2 December 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 +2 32 £298 -0.83% 9
London -7 10 £381 +27.08% 3
Yorkshire +17 6 £295 +18.00% 1
West Yorkshire +17 6 £295 -1.66% 1
South East +22 5 £350 +12.00% 1
South West +14 5 £225 -35.71%
West Midlands -20 4 £313 +13.63% 1
Halifax - 3 £295 -
Somerset +25 2 £225 -35.71%
Taunton +20 2 £225 -35.71%
Edinburgh +20 2 £131 -
Scotland +18 2 £131 - 1
Hampshire +18 2 £263 -19.84% 1
Leeds +11 2 £280 +1.81% 1
Northamptonshire -10 2 £331 +10.41%
East Midlands -12 2 £331 +11.34%
Berkshire - 2 £350 -
Northampton - 2 £331 -
City of London - 2 £425 -
Reading - 2 £350 -
Southampton +7 1 £275 -16.03%
Birmingham -11 1 £250 -
Solihull - 1 £375 -
Bristol - 1 £240 -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
Brighton - 1 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 £250 -

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 55 (59.78%) Manual Testing
2 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (33.70%) SQL
4 27 (29.35%) Finance
5 26 (28.26%) Test Scripting
6 23 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 20 (21.74%) QA
8 18 (19.57%) ISEB
9 17 (18.48%) Selenium
10 15 (16.30%) JIRA
11 14 (15.22%) Automation Testing
12 13 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
13 12 (13.04%) Functional Testing
14 11 (11.96%) Software Testing
15 10 (10.87%) Banking
15 10 (10.87%) Web Testing
15 10 (10.87%) XML
16 9 (9.78%) SoapUI
17 8 (8.70%) SOAP
17 8 (8.70%) HP
17 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
17 8 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
18 7 (7.61%) ETL
18 7 (7.61%) .NET
18 7 (7.61%) Automated Testing
18 7 (7.61%) Retail
18 7 (7.61%) Scrum
19 6 (6.52%) TDD

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 3 (3.26%) Confluence
1 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) CMS
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.09%) Intranet
1 1 (1.09%) LAN
1 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) RDBMS
2 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (18.48%) Selenium
2 15 (16.30%) JIRA
3 9 (9.78%) SoapUI
4 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.43%) HP UFT
5 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
6 4 (4.35%) JMeter
7 3 (3.26%) Appium
7 3 (3.26%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.17%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.09%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.09%) Protractor
9 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.09%) Toad
9 1 (1.09%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (29.35%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Banking
3 7 (7.61%) Retail
4 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Automotive
6 2 (2.17%) Back Office
6 2 (2.17%) Billing
6 2 (2.17%) Front Office
7 1 (1.09%) Games
7 1 (1.09%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) Legal
7 1 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) XML
2 8 (8.70%) SOAP
3 7 (7.61%) .NET
4 5 (5.43%) HTML
5 4 (4.35%) HTML5
5 4 (4.35%) Web Services
6 3 (3.26%) WebSockets
6 3 (3.26%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.09%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.09%) CSS
7 1 (1.09%) CSS3
7 1 (1.09%) Highcharts JS
7 1 (1.09%) Java EE
7 1 (1.09%) Middleware
7 1 (1.09%) Node.js
7 1 (1.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.17%) Derivative
3 2 (2.17%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.09%) EPoS
4 1 (1.09%) Replication
4 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) Unix
1 5 (5.43%) Windows
2 4 (4.35%) Android
2 4 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (59.78%) Manual Testing
2 49 (53.26%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (28.26%) Test Scripting
4 14 (15.22%) Automation Testing
5 13 (14.13%) Regression Testing
5 13 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 11 (11.96%) Software Testing
8 10 (10.87%) Web Testing
9 7 (7.61%) Automated Testing
9 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.61%) ETL
9 7 (7.61%) Scrum
10 6 (6.52%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (6.52%) SDLC
10 6 (6.52%) TDD
10 6 (6.52%) Test Management
10 6 (6.52%) Waterfall
11 4 (4.35%) CRM
11 4 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.70%) SQL
2 6 (6.52%) C#
2 6 (6.52%) VBScript
3 4 (4.35%) Java
4 3 (3.26%) Perl
4 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.17%) Groovy
6 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (19.57%) ISEB
3 8 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.70%) HP
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.52%) Oracle
3 2 (2.17%) Capita
4 1 (1.09%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.09%) hybris
4 1 (1.09%) IBM
4 1 (1.09%) Remedy
4 1 (1.09%) SAP
4 1 (1.09%) Siebel
4 1 (1.09%) webMethods
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