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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Test Analyst
Rank 597 569 577
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 9 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.019% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.020% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 10
Average daily rate
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£225 £265 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% -16.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £257 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £301 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £214 £275 £215
% change year-on-year
-22.27% +27.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
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 20 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 29 August 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 -20 8 £206 -22.16% 1
South East -12 6 £220 -20.72% 1
London +11 1 £225 -15.09%
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £265 -4.50%
Surrey - 1 £175 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Loughborough - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Manual Test Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) System Testing
5 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 3 (14.29%) ISEB
7 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Retail
7 2 (9.52%) Multimedia
7 2 (9.52%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) C++
7 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
7 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
7 2 (9.52%) Selenium
7 2 (9.52%) Web Testing

Manual Test Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Retail-J
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) Selenium
2 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
2 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (9.52%) Bugzilla
3 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
1 2 (9.52%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) EPoS
1 1 (4.76%) IVR
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
3 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Waterfall
4 4 (19.05%) BDD
5 3 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Scrum
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Test Management
7 1 (4.76%) V-Model
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Usability Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft