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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Test Analyst
UK
Rank 557 565 589
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 29 57 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.11% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.12% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 26
Median daily rate £288 £288 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £288 £285
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median 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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 30 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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +27 27 £290 -3.33% 4
London +15 11 £400 +13.47%
West Midlands +14 5 £288 -4.16%
South West - 4 £225 -
Taunton - 4 £225 -
Somerset - 4 £225 -
South East +10 3 £275 -8.33% 3
Surrey +13 2 £275 -35.29%
City of London +3 2 £369 -12.20%
Scotland - 2 £258 -
North West +29 1 £210 -23.63%
Yorkshire +17 1 - - 1
Manchester +14 1 £210 -
West Yorkshire +8 1 - - 1
Leeds +6 1 - - 1
East of England +2 1 £275 -12.00%
East Midlands -6 1 £338 +40.62%
Northamptonshire -6 1 £338 -
Northampton -7 1 £338 -
Edinburgh - 1 £288 -
West Lothian - 1 £228 -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Hereford - 1 £325 -
Stowmarket - 1 £275 -

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 38 (62.30%) Manual Testing
2 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (37.70%) SQL
4 19 (31.15%) Test Scripting
5 16 (26.23%) QA
5 16 (26.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (22.95%) Finance
7 13 (21.31%) Banking
8 12 (19.67%) ISEB
9 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
9 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (16.39%) Scrum
10 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
10 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
10 10 (16.39%) Selenium
11 9 (14.75%) Functional Testing
12 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.11%) C#
13 7 (11.48%) .NET
13 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
13 7 (11.48%) JIRA
14 6 (9.84%) BDD
14 6 (9.84%) Web Testing
14 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
14 6 (9.84%) SOAP
15 5 (8.20%) ETL
15 5 (8.20%) HP
15 5 (8.20%) XML
15 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking

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 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) HipChat
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.64%) Lorenzo
1 1 (1.64%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.64%) HTTP
1 1 (1.64%) Intranet
1 1 (1.64%) SNMP
1 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (16.39%) Selenium
3 7 (11.48%) JIRA
4 5 (8.20%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.92%) Appium
5 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.28%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.28%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.64%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.64%) MSTest
7 1 (1.64%) Protractor
7 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Front Office
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) .NET
2 6 (9.84%) SOAP
3 5 (8.20%) XML
4 4 (6.56%) HTML
4 4 (6.56%) HTML5
5 3 (4.92%) WebSockets
5 3 (4.92%) XML Messaging
6 2 (3.28%) Web Services
7 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.64%) CSS
7 1 (1.64%) CSS3
7 1 (1.64%) Highcharts JS
7 1 (1.64%) Java EE
7 1 (1.64%) Node.js
7 1 (1.64%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.28%) Derivative
3 2 (3.28%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.64%) Tandem
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Android
1 4 (6.56%) Apple iOS
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
1 4 (6.56%) Unix
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Manual Testing
2 35 (57.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (31.15%) Test Scripting
4 16 (26.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (18.03%) Regression Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Scrum
6 10 (16.39%) Software Testing
7 9 (14.75%) Functional Testing
8 7 (11.48%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.84%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.84%) BDD
9 6 (9.84%) Web Testing
10 5 (8.20%) Automation Testing
10 5 (8.20%) ETL
10 5 (8.20%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (8.20%) SDLC
11 4 (6.56%) Defect Management
11 4 (6.56%) TDD
11 4 (6.56%) Test Management
11 4 (6.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) C#
3 3 (4.92%) Perl
3 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.92%) VBScript
4 2 (3.28%) Groovy
4 2 (3.28%) Java
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) ISEB
2 10 (16.39%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.20%) HP
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.28%) Capita
5 1 (1.64%) Cerner
5 1 (1.64%) IBM
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) SAP
5 1 (1.64%) TOWER Software
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