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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 617 605 588
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 41 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.047% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.049% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 23
Average daily rate £270 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £325 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £290 £238
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +22.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -12 40 £265 -11.66% 5
South East -14 16 £180 -37.93%
London +7 13 £400 +23.07% 1
Kent - 13 £180 -
Chatham - 8 £180 -
City of London - 6 £440 -
West Midlands -2 5 £330 +13.79% 1
West Yorkshire -4 3 £270 -15.62%
Yorkshire -5 3 £270 -14.28% 1
Leeds -6 3 £270 -10.00%
East of England - 3 £238 -
Hampshire +2 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £238 -
Essex - 2 £238 -
Surrey -12 1 £320 +10.34%
Southampton - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £380 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £330 -
Reigate - 1 £320 -
Birmingham - 1 £133 -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £380 -
Staffordshire - 1 £330 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -

Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 57 (55.88%) Manual Testing
2 44 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (43.14%) Finance
3 41 (40.20%) SQL
4 34 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 30 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (28.43%) ISTQB
7 28 (27.45%) ISEB
8 19 (18.63%) Software Testing
9 18 (17.65%) Functional Testing
10 17 (16.67%) Oracle
11 16 (15.69%) Regression Testing
11 16 (15.69%) Integration Testing
12 15 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (12.75%) System Integration Testing
13 13 (12.75%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (12.75%) Automation Testing
13 13 (12.75%) Waterfall
13 13 (12.75%) Selenium
14 12 (11.76%) QA
14 12 (11.76%) System Testing
14 12 (11.76%) Banking
15 11 (10.78%) C#
15 11 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (10.78%) Defect Management
16 10 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (9.80%) Scrum
16 10 (9.80%) JIRA
17 9 (8.82%) Retail
17 9 (8.82%) Cucumber

Manual Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 2 (1.96%) JBoss
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.96%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.98%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.98%) FTP
1 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.84%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.90%) Data Mining
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.98%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Selenium
2 11 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (9.80%) JIRA
4 9 (8.82%) Cucumber
4 9 (8.82%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.92%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (3.92%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.94%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.94%) Toad
7 2 (1.96%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.98%) Appium
8 1 (0.98%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.98%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.98%) FogBugz
8 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.98%) JMeter
8 1 (0.98%) JUnit
8 1 (0.98%) RubyMine
8 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.98%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (43.14%) Finance
2 12 (11.76%) Banking
3 9 (8.82%) Retail
4 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Advertising
5 1 (0.98%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Billing
5 1 (0.98%) Electronics
5 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) .NET
2 6 (5.88%) SOAP
3 5 (4.90%) Web Services
3 5 (4.90%) XML
4 3 (2.94%) REST
5 2 (1.96%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.96%) WinForms
6 1 (0.98%) Ajax
6 1 (0.98%) COM
6 1 (0.98%) CSS
6 1 (0.98%) HTML
6 1 (0.98%) Swagger
6 1 (0.98%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (4.90%) Derivative
4 3 (2.94%) Equities
4 3 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.96%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.98%) AS400
6 1 (0.98%) EPoS
6 1 (0.98%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.86%) Unix
2 5 (4.90%) Windows
3 3 (2.94%) Linux
4 1 (0.98%) VMS
4 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (55.88%) Manual Testing
2 44 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 30 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (18.63%) Software Testing
6 18 (17.65%) Functional Testing
7 16 (15.69%) Integration Testing
7 16 (15.69%) Regression Testing
8 13 (12.75%) Automation Testing
8 13 (12.75%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (12.75%) System Integration Testing
8 13 (12.75%) Waterfall
9 12 (11.76%) System Testing
10 11 (10.78%) Defect Management
11 10 (9.80%) Scrum
12 8 (7.84%) BDD
12 8 (7.84%) CRM
12 8 (7.84%) SDLC
12 8 (7.84%) Test Management
12 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 41 (40.20%) SQL
2 11 (10.78%) C#
3 8 (7.84%) Java
4 6 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.90%) VBScript
6 2 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.98%) Perl
7 1 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (28.43%) ISTQB
2 28 (27.45%) ISEB
3 15 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (16.67%) Oracle
2 8 (7.84%) SAP
3 7 (6.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.92%) HP
5 1 (0.98%) webMethods