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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 610 607 588
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 20 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.016% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.017% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 8
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£300 £225 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £180 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £255 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £214 £275
% change year-on-year
+40.35% -22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £162.50

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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 0 18 £296 +43.63% 3
South East -11 6 £320 +45.45% 1
London -5 4 £300 +33.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 3 £320 +20.75%
South West - 3 £265 -
Scotland -7 2 £325 +35.41%
Milton Keynes -7 2 £320 +20.75%
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £270 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £245 -
Hampshire -4 1 - -
Worthing -11 1 £350 -
West Sussex -15 1 £350 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £293 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £303 -
Berkshire - 1 £220 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Warwickshire - 1 £290 -
North West - 1 £303 -
Wiltshire - 1 £293 -
Glasgow - 1 £325 -
Stirling - 1 £325 -

Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
3 13 (44.83%) ISEB
4 11 (37.93%) SQL
5 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
6 8 (27.59%) Finance
6 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
7 7 (24.14%) XML
7 7 (24.14%) V-Model
8 6 (20.69%) .NET
8 6 (20.69%) C#
8 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
9 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (13.79%) System Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
10 4 (13.79%) QA
10 4 (13.79%) Selenium
10 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
11 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
11 3 (10.34%) HTML
11 3 (10.34%) Java
11 3 (10.34%) TDD
11 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
11 3 (10.34%) BDD

Manual Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Selenium
1 4 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
2 2 (6.90%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Appium
3 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 3 (10.34%) SOAP
4 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) WCF
5 1 (3.45%) WPF
5 1 (3.45%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.45%) Play Framework
5 1 (3.45%) XSD
5 1 (3.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Android
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
3 9 (31.03%) Test Scripting
4 7 (24.14%) V-Model
5 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
6 5 (17.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.79%) System Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
8 3 (10.34%) BDD
8 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.34%) TDD
8 3 (10.34%) Automated Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Test Management
9 2 (6.90%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) Process Management
9 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Migration
9 2 (6.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
3 5 (17.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix
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