Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 207 248
Rank change year-on-year -13 +41 +20
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 28 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.51% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.58% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 20
City of London median daily rate £375 £406 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.64% +2.14%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £229
90th Percentile £599 £506 £478
Central London median daily rate £375 £380 £325
% change year-on-year -1.32% +16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6308 5856 7591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.36% 87.43% 83.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5014 4674 6040
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £325 £317 £288
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 54 74
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.33% +11.18%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.58 £10.91
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.54 £45.15
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% -9.52% +16.67%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the City of London

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in the City of London

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in the City of London

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in the City of London

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

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 City of London region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 1 - -
Manual Testing
Central London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) QA
3 12 (42.86%) MiFID
3 12 (42.86%) Banking
4 11 (39.29%) Finance
4 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
5 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (28.57%) Java
5 8 (28.57%) .NET
5 8 (28.57%) SOAP
5 8 (28.57%) Web Services
6 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (25.00%) REST
7 6 (21.43%) EMIR
7 6 (21.43%) Dodd-Frank
7 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (21.43%) Coaching
8 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
8 5 (17.86%) Derivative
9 4 (14.29%) JIRA
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) C#
10 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
11 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
11 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
11 2 (7.14%) System Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) GitHub
1 1 (3.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.57%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) MSTest
3 1 (3.57%) Phabricator
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
General
1 12 (42.86%) Banking
2 11 (39.29%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) Publishing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
1 11 (39.29%) Test Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Integration Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Manual Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Integration Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Manual Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Senior Tester
4 5 (17.86%) QA Leader
4 5 (17.86%) Test Leader
5 4 (14.29%) Coordinator
5 4 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) QA Coordinator
5 4 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
6 3 (10.71%) QA Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Developer
7 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Consultant
8 1 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) .NET
1 8 (28.57%) SOAP
1 8 (28.57%) Web Services
2 7 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) Kafka
3 1 (3.57%) RESTful
3 1 (3.57%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (17.86%) Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Fintech
3 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) Test Automation
3 8 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
3 8 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Coaching
6 3 (10.71%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Defect Management
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 2 (7.14%) System Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) Workflow
8 1 (3.57%) Data Validation
8 1 (3.57%) Open Source
8 1 (3.57%) Use Case
8 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) C#
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Apex Code
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) Groovy
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (46.43%) QA
2 12 (42.86%) MiFID
3 6 (21.43%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (21.43%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) HP
1 2 (7.14%) TOWER Software
2 1 (3.57%) hybris
2 1 (3.57%) OpenText
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Pega
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com