Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 185 201
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.078% 0.042% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.044% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
East of England median daily rate £338 £250 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +14.29% -3.31%
10th Percentile £284 £250 £166
90th Percentile £355 £250 £286
England median daily rate £288 £270 £306
% change year-on-year +6.48% -11.84% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4801 4588 5650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 95.70% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2760 2650 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 366 538
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.33 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Manual Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in the East of England

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Tester in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Tester in the East of England

Manual Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Tester in the East of England

Manual Tester
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the East of England region over the 6 months to 20 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
Cambridgeshire -17 2 £338 -
Bedfordshire -7 1 £350 +40.00%
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 - 1
Manual Tester
England

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Life Science
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Retail-J
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (25.00%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Retail-J
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) JSON
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) EPoS
2 1 (25.00%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) webMethods