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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
UK
Rank 329 361 377
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +16
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 284 266 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.52% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.64% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 186 162
Median daily rate £338 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.46% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £210 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £459 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.44%

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
36765 41589 39944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 81.75% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24383 26919 25819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1211 1063
Median hourly rate £33.28 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.34 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +55 255 £350 +7.69% 96
London +19 91 £375 - 31
Yorkshire +23 31 £295 +7.27% 12
South East +18 29 £375 +15.38% 19
South West +24 26 £338 +3.84% 6
West Yorkshire +23 26 £295 +7.27% 9
East of England +15 22 £438 +75.00% 6
Leeds +19 19 £300 +9.09% 5
North West +15 17 £400 +52.38% 9
West Midlands -2 17 £385 +13.65% 8
City of London +1 16 £386 +3.00% 5
Scotland +24 14 £308 +1.65% 2
East Midlands 0 13 £324 +7.91% 5
Hertfordshire +7 12 £463 - 4
Berkshire +19 11 £450 +22.44% 6
Edinburgh +25 10 £315 +16.45%
Manchester +5 10 £425 +61.90% 9
Bristol +12 9 £289 +11.05% 1
Bracknell +10 9 £450 - 1
Belfast -15 9 £275 +4.76%
Northern Ireland -15 9 £275 +4.76%
County Antrim -15 9 £275 +4.76%
Gloucestershire +10 8 £370 +76.19% 4
Cambridgeshire +5 8 £275 +2.32% 1
North East -5 8 £275 +37.50%
Tyne and Wear -9 8 £275 +37.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 7 £275 +37.50%
Northamptonshire -18 7 £369 +22.91%
Halifax - 7 £295 - 4
Watford - 7 £450 - 1

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 330 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (35.42%) Automated Testing
3 191 (35.24%) QA
4 189 (34.87%) Selenium
5 145 (26.75%) Scrum
6 143 (26.38%) Test Scripting
7 140 (25.83%) SQL
8 124 (22.88%) Java
9 112 (20.66%) BDD
10 103 (19.00%) Cucumber
11 101 (18.63%) Software Testing
12 97 (17.90%) Test Automation
13 93 (17.16%) Automation Testing
14 92 (16.97%) User Acceptance Testing
15 91 (16.79%) Finance
16 84 (15.50%) JIRA
17 82 (15.13%) Regression Testing
17 82 (15.13%) .NET
18 74 (13.65%) Functional Testing
19 71 (13.10%) WebDriver
20 61 (11.25%) SQL Server
21 59 (10.89%) Performance Testing
22 58 (10.70%) TDD
23 57 (10.52%) C#
24 55 (10.15%) ISEB
24 55 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
24 55 (10.15%) Non-Functional Testing
25 53 (9.78%) Jenkins
25 53 (9.78%) Oracle
26 52 (9.59%) ISTQB

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 15 (2.77%) CMS
2 13 (2.40%) Confluence
3 9 (1.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (1.11%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.11%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 22 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.48%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle iProcurement
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.74%) GitHub
2 3 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.37%) Office 365
3 2 (0.37%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.66%) HTTP
2 3 (0.55%) SSH
2 3 (0.55%) Wireless
3 2 (0.37%) Bluetooth
3 2 (0.37%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (0.37%) Firewall
3 2 (0.37%) Internet
3 2 (0.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.18%) ATM
4 1 (0.18%) CHAP
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.14%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.95%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.58%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.48%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.74%) DB2
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.37%) GIS
12 2 (0.37%) MySQL
12 2 (0.37%) PowerCenter
13 1 (0.18%) Big Data
13 1 (0.18%) Data Mart
13 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 189 (34.87%) Selenium
2 103 (19.00%) Cucumber
3 84 (15.50%) JIRA
4 71 (13.10%) WebDriver
5 53 (9.78%) Jenkins
6 42 (7.75%) Visual Studio
7 39 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 36 (6.64%) SoapUI
9 32 (5.90%) Git (software)
10 28 (5.17%) JMeter
11 24 (4.43%) Maven
12 22 (4.06%) SpecFlow
13 21 (3.87%) Appium
14 16 (2.95%) HP UFT
15 15 (2.77%) JBehave
16 14 (2.58%) JUnit
16 14 (2.58%) TeamCity
17 11 (2.03%) Ant
17 11 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 11 (2.03%) Bitbucket
General
1 91 (16.79%) Finance
2 50 (9.23%) Banking
3 26 (4.80%) Retail
4 18 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.29%) Marketing
6 7 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.92%) Back Office
8 5 (0.92%) Legal
8 5 (0.92%) Publishing
9 4 (0.74%) Advertising
9 4 (0.74%) Electronics
9 4 (0.74%) Front Office
9 4 (0.74%) Games
10 3 (0.55%) Automotive
10 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 213 (39.30%) Analyst
2 199 (36.72%) Test Analyst
3 157 (28.97%) Tester
4 71 (13.10%) Test Engineer
5 41 (7.56%) Manual Test Analyst
6 38 (7.01%) Automation Test Analyst
7 36 (6.64%) QA Engineer
8 33 (6.09%) Developer
9 32 (5.90%) Test Leader
10 31 (5.72%) Automation Tester
10 31 (5.72%) QA Tester
11 30 (5.54%) Manual Tester
11 30 (5.54%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (5.35%) QA Analyst
12 29 (5.35%) Senior Test Analyst
13 27 (4.98%) Test Manager
14 26 (4.80%) Software Tester
15 24 (4.43%) Developer in Test
16 23 (4.24%) QA Test Analyst
17 20 (3.69%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (15.13%) .NET
2 44 (8.12%) Gherkin
3 34 (6.27%) XML
4 28 (5.17%) Web Services
5 24 (4.43%) HTML
6 23 (4.24%) REST
7 20 (3.69%) SOAP
8 19 (3.51%) Spring
9 13 (2.40%) JSON
9 13 (2.40%) Node.js
10 12 (2.21%) RESTful
11 10 (1.85%) HTML5
12 7 (1.29%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (1.29%) CSS
12 7 (1.29%) XML Messaging
13 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
13 5 (0.92%) Middleware
13 5 (0.92%) WebSockets
14 4 (0.74%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (3.69%) Mobile App
3 13 (2.40%) Visualisation
4 8 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.48%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.29%) Client/Server
5 7 (1.29%) Derivative
5 7 (1.29%) NHS
6 4 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 4 (0.74%) Fixed Income
6 4 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (0.74%) Mathematics
7 3 (0.55%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.55%) Equities
7 3 (0.55%) Fintech
7 3 (0.55%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.55%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.55%) MPEG
7 3 (0.55%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 44 (8.12%) Windows
2 42 (7.75%) Linux
3 27 (4.98%) Unix
4 21 (3.87%) Android
5 18 (3.32%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.37%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (60.89%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (35.42%) Automated Testing
3 145 (26.75%) Scrum
4 143 (26.38%) Test Scripting
5 112 (20.66%) BDD
6 101 (18.63%) Software Testing
7 97 (17.90%) Test Automation
8 93 (17.16%) Automation Testing
9 92 (16.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 82 (15.13%) Regression Testing
11 74 (13.65%) Functional Testing
12 59 (10.89%) Performance Testing
13 58 (10.70%) TDD
14 55 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
14 55 (10.15%) Non-Functional Testing
15 47 (8.67%) Software Engineering
16 46 (8.49%) Defect Management
16 46 (8.49%) Integration Testing
17 45 (8.30%) User Stories
18 41 (7.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 140 (25.83%) SQL
2 124 (22.88%) Java
3 57 (10.52%) C#
4 51 (9.41%) Python
5 35 (6.46%) Ruby
6 23 (4.24%) C++
6 23 (4.24%) JavaScript
7 20 (3.69%) Perl
8 17 (3.14%) C
9 15 (2.77%) Groovy
10 14 (2.58%) VBScript
11 7 (1.29%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.29%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.29%) VB
12 6 (1.11%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.92%) PHP
13 5 (0.92%) Scala
14 4 (0.74%) COBOL
14 4 (0.74%) JCL
14 4 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 55 (10.15%) ISEB
2 52 (9.59%) ISTQB
3 26 (4.80%) Degree
4 25 (4.61%) Security Cleared
5 20 (3.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.66%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.37%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.37%) PMP
11 1 (0.18%) CLAS
11 1 (0.18%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (35.24%) QA
2 13 (2.40%) SDET
3 8 (1.48%) WCAG
4 7 (1.29%) WAI
5 4 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.55%) GMP
7 2 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.37%) EMIR
7 2 (0.37%) MiFID
8 1 (0.18%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.18%) SEPA
8 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.37%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 31 (5.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.18%) AppManager
2 1 (0.18%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.18%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.18%) Oozie
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 53 (9.78%) Oracle
2 45 (8.30%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.24%) HP
4 10 (1.85%) Splunk
5 9 (1.66%) Atlassian
5 9 (1.66%) SAP
5 9 (1.66%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.11%) Workday
7 5 (0.92%) Google
8 3 (0.55%) CA
8 3 (0.55%) CheckPoint
8 3 (0.55%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.55%) hybris
8 3 (0.55%) Informatica
9 2 (0.37%) Cisco
9 2 (0.37%) IBM
9 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.37%) Tableau
9 2 (0.37%) webMethods
9 2 (0.37%) Xamarin
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Posted: 16 hours ago
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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Canary Wharf and City
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London
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