Period
to 18 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 18 February 2018 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
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 146 158
Rank change year-on-year -34 +12 -35
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 38 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.45% 0.86% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.04% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 25
East of England median daily rate £305 £304 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £213 £215
90th Percentile £413 £848 £400
England median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +60.00% -29.29%
10th Percentile £37.50 £28.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £28.00 £18.75
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +66.67%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,881 3,641 4,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.93% 82.34% 79.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,231 2,133 2,375
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 268 374
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.83% +30.43%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.50 £12.63
90th Percentile £52.00 £47.58 £50.68
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +17.50%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the East of England

Manual Testing
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 Testing in the East of England.

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

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in the East of England

Manual Testing
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 Testing in the East of England.

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

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 February 2018. 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 -14 12 £315 +14.55% 12
Hertfordshire -18 6 £330 -23.48% 13
Bedfordshire - 3 - -
Norfolk - 1 £288 - 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
4 10 (47.62%) JIRA
5 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
6 8 (38.10%) NUnit
7 7 (33.33%) Selenium
7 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
7 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
8 6 (28.57%) Gherkin
8 6 (28.57%) Java
8 6 (28.57%) Scrum
9 5 (23.81%) TDD
9 5 (23.81%) JSON
9 5 (23.81%) C#
9 5 (23.81%) .NET
9 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
9 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
9 5 (23.81%) SDLC
9 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
10 4 (19.05%) Open Source
10 4 (19.05%) Confluence
10 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
10 4 (19.05%) BDD
10 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
10 4 (19.05%) Atlassian
10 4 (19.05%) System Testing
10 4 (19.05%) SDET
10 4 (19.05%) ATDD
10 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing

Manual Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (19.05%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) JIRA
2 9 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 8 (38.10%) NUnit
4 7 (33.33%) Selenium
5 5 (23.81%) Git (software)
5 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
6 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
6 4 (19.05%) JBehave
6 4 (19.05%) JMeter
6 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
7 3 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
7 3 (14.29%) JUnit
7 3 (14.29%) Maven
7 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
7 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
8 1 (4.76%) Protractor
8 1 (4.76%) TestRail
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Analyst
1 9 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Manual Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Manual Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Manual Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Manual Tester
5 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Developer in Test
6 1 (4.76%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) JIRA Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) JSON
3 3 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) RESTful
3 3 (14.29%) Spring
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) XML
4 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
4 2 (9.52%) jQuery
4 2 (9.52%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Fintech
2 1 (4.76%) Life Science
2 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Test Scripting
4 7 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
6 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
6 5 (23.81%) SDLC
6 5 (23.81%) TDD
7 4 (19.05%) ATDD
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
7 4 (19.05%) Component Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (19.05%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 4 (19.05%) SDET
7 4 (19.05%) System Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) webMethods