The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK
Rank 338 400 394
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 282 238 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.55% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 170 188
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing within the UK.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +69 241 £345 -1.42% 126
London +7 77 £375 - 33
South West +19 32 £338 +3.84% 12
South East +29 29 £375 +15.38% 22
Yorkshire +32 28 £300 +4.34% 16
West Yorkshire +26 24 £300 +10.09% 10
Leeds +15 20 £306 +11.36% 7
East of England +8 20 £438 +37.25% 7
East Midlands +10 19 £310 +3.33% 14
Berkshire +24 16 £450 +22.44% 1
North West +23 16 £338 +16.37% 13
Scotland +18 16 £313 -2.34% 2
City of London +6 14 £350 -2.09% 8
Northern Ireland -10 13 £261 -5.09%
Belfast -12 13 £261 -5.09%
County Antrim -14 13 £261 -5.09%
Gloucestershire +11 12 £365 - 6
Edinburgh +21 11 £350 +4.32% 2
Hertfordshire +5 11 £463 +23.33% 1
Bracknell - 11 £450 -
Manchester +8 10 £238 -18.10% 6
West Midlands +3 10 £393 +26.61% 8
South Wales +18 9 £190 - 2
Wales +15 9 £190 - 4
North East -3 9 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £275 -
Wiltshire +10 7 £300 - 2
Bristol +7 7 £338 +29.80% 3
Northamptonshire -3 7 £381 - 2
Watford - 7 £450 - 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 341 (60.35%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (37.88%) Selenium
3 196 (34.69%) Automated Testing
3 196 (34.69%) QA
4 156 (27.61%) SQL
5 149 (26.37%) Scrum
6 145 (25.66%) Test Scripting
7 131 (23.19%) Java
8 118 (20.88%) Software Testing
9 116 (20.53%) BDD
10 115 (20.35%) Cucumber
11 106 (18.76%) Finance
12 100 (17.70%) Test Automation
13 92 (16.28%) Automation Testing
14 87 (15.40%) JIRA
15 84 (14.87%) Regression Testing
16 83 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
17 81 (14.34%) WebDriver
18 77 (13.63%) Functional Testing
19 72 (12.74%) .NET
20 64 (11.33%) TDD
20 64 (11.33%) Jenkins
21 63 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
22 61 (10.80%) Performance Testing
22 61 (10.80%) SQL Server
22 61 (10.80%) ISEB
23 60 (10.62%) Non-Functional Testing
24 59 (10.44%) ISTQB
24 59 (10.44%) C#
25 57 (10.09%) Banking

Manual Testing
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 19 (3.36%) CMS
2 14 (2.48%) Confluence
3 11 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.35%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 23 (4.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.24%) GitHub
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Office 365
3 2 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.95%) HTTP
2 5 (0.88%) Internet
3 3 (0.53%) SSH
3 3 (0.53%) Wireless
4 2 (0.35%) Bluetooth
4 2 (0.35%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (0.35%) Firewall
4 2 (0.35%) Network Security
5 1 (0.18%) ATM
5 1 (0.18%) CHAP
5 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.66%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.83%) Oracle Database
4 15 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.30%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.06%) MySQL
8 5 (0.88%) DB2
8 5 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.35%) DataStage
11 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.35%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.35%) SQLite
12 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 214 (37.88%) Selenium
2 115 (20.35%) Cucumber
3 87 (15.40%) JIRA
4 81 (14.34%) WebDriver
5 64 (11.33%) Jenkins
6 48 (8.50%) Visual Studio
7 44 (7.79%) SoapUI
8 43 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 39 (6.90%) Git (software)
10 32 (5.66%) JMeter
11 27 (4.78%) Appium
12 25 (4.42%) Maven
13 22 (3.89%) SpecFlow
14 16 (2.83%) JBehave
15 15 (2.65%) HP UFT
15 15 (2.65%) JUnit
15 15 (2.65%) TeamCity
16 13 (2.30%) Ant
16 13 (2.30%) Bitbucket
17 12 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 106 (18.76%) Finance
2 57 (10.09%) Banking
3 26 (4.60%) Retail
4 20 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 8 (1.42%) Marketing
6 8 (1.42%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.71%) Advertising
8 4 (0.71%) Electronics
8 4 (0.71%) Games
8 4 (0.71%) Legal
9 3 (0.53%) Automotive
9 3 (0.53%) Back Office
9 3 (0.53%) Billing
9 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.53%) Front Office
9 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 217 (38.41%) Analyst
2 203 (35.93%) Test Analyst
3 163 (28.85%) Tester
4 79 (13.98%) Test Engineer
5 42 (7.43%) QA Engineer
6 39 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
7 37 (6.55%) Automation Test Analyst
8 33 (5.84%) Automation Tester
9 32 (5.66%) Developer
9 32 (5.66%) Manual Tester
10 30 (5.31%) Software Tester
10 30 (5.31%) Test Leader
11 29 (5.13%) QA Analyst
11 29 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
12 28 (4.96%) Senior Test Analyst
13 27 (4.78%) Test Manager
14 26 (4.60%) QA Tester
15 24 (4.25%) Developer in Test
16 22 (3.89%) QA Test Analyst
17 21 (3.72%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (12.74%) .NET
2 47 (8.32%) Gherkin
3 36 (6.37%) XML
4 34 (6.02%) Web Services
5 28 (4.96%) REST
6 24 (4.25%) HTML
6 24 (4.25%) SOAP
7 22 (3.89%) JSON
8 19 (3.36%) Spring
9 16 (2.83%) RESTful
10 13 (2.30%) Node.js
11 10 (1.77%) HTML5
12 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (1.24%) CSS
13 6 (1.06%) AngularJS
13 6 (1.06%) XML Messaging
14 5 (0.88%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.88%) ASP.NET
14 5 (0.88%) WebSockets
15 4 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 9 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (1.59%) Mainframe
4 8 (1.42%) NHS
5 6 (1.06%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.71%) Derivative
7 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.53%) Equities
8 3 (0.53%) Fintech
8 3 (0.53%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.53%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.53%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.35%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.35%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.35%) STB
9 2 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.14%) Linux
2 45 (7.96%) Windows
3 26 (4.60%) Android
3 26 (4.60%) Unix
4 22 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (60.35%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (34.69%) Automated Testing
3 149 (26.37%) Scrum
4 145 (25.66%) Test Scripting
5 118 (20.88%) Software Testing
6 116 (20.53%) BDD
7 100 (17.70%) Test Automation
8 92 (16.28%) Automation Testing
9 84 (14.87%) Regression Testing
10 83 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 77 (13.63%) Functional Testing
12 64 (11.33%) TDD
13 63 (11.15%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (10.80%) Performance Testing
15 60 (10.62%) Non-Functional Testing
16 47 (8.32%) Defect Management
16 47 (8.32%) Software Engineering
17 46 (8.14%) Integration Testing
17 46 (8.14%) Kanban
18 45 (7.96%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 156 (27.61%) SQL
2 131 (23.19%) Java
3 59 (10.44%) C#
4 52 (9.20%) Python
5 38 (6.73%) Ruby
6 23 (4.07%) C++
6 23 (4.07%) JavaScript
7 21 (3.72%) Perl
8 18 (3.19%) C
9 17 (3.01%) Groovy
10 14 (2.48%) VBScript
11 8 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.24%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.06%) Scala
13 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.88%) VB
15 4 (0.71%) COBOL
15 4 (0.71%) JCL
16 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.53%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 61 (10.80%) ISEB
2 59 (10.44%) ISTQB
3 27 (4.78%) Security Cleared
4 25 (4.42%) Degree
5 19 (3.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.42%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.35%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (34.69%) QA
2 12 (2.12%) SDET
3 8 (1.42%) WCAG
4 7 (1.24%) WAI
5 6 (1.06%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (1.06%) GMP
6 4 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.18%) EMIR
8 1 (0.18%) GxP
8 1 (0.18%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.18%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 4 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.35%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (4.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.18%) AppManager
3 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.18%) Oozie
3 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (9.56%) Oracle
2 46 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.89%) HP
4 13 (2.30%) Splunk
5 11 (1.95%) Sitecore
6 9 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 8 (1.42%) SAP
8 6 (1.06%) Workday
9 5 (0.88%) Google
10 4 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
10 4 (0.71%) IBM
10 4 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.53%) CA
11 3 (0.53%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.53%) hybris
11 3 (0.53%) Informatica
12 2 (0.35%) Apple
12 2 (0.35%) Cisco
12 2 (0.35%) webMethods
12 2 (0.35%) Xamarin
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: day rate only
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £17 - 25 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago