Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 189 171
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 20 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.40% 0.39% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.46% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 20
East of England median daily rate £325 £319 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +14.35% -3.88%
10th Percentile £266 £221 £212
90th Percentile £436 £438 £393
England median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% +11.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 - £28.00
England median hourly rate £40.75 £28.00 £109.00
% change year-on-year +45.54% -74.31% +196.60%

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 4,281 4,158 4,170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.06% 85.05% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,466 2,408 2,394
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £240 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 272 322
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +2.82%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £47.58 £47.95 £46.06
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +2 6 £310 -11.43% 15
Bedfordshire +10 5 - -
Hertfordshire -1 5 £418 +85.56% 2
Suffolk -9 3 £325 +4.84%
Norfolk - 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (45.00%) QA
4 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
5 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
5 7 (35.00%) Scenario Testing
6 6 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Selenium
7 5 (25.00%) Test Management
7 5 (25.00%) Groovy
7 5 (25.00%) Data Management
7 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (25.00%) ISEB
7 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) SOA
7 5 (25.00%) API Testing
7 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (25.00%) MuleSoft
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
7 5 (25.00%) RESTful
8 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 4 (20.00%) Scrum
9 3 (15.00%) Finance
9 3 (15.00%) Java
9 3 (15.00%) SOAP
9 3 (15.00%) Web Services
9 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (15.00%) ISTQB

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 5 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 6 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.00%) JBehave
5 1 (5.00%) JUnit
5 1 (5.00%) MSTest
5 1 (5.00%) NUnit
5 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Analyst
1 10 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Tester
3 7 (35.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Automation Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Exploratory Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Java Automation Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Software Quality Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) RESTful
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 3 (15.00%) Web Services
3 2 (10.00%) .NET
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.00%) JSON
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Fintech
2 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (35.00%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (25.00%) API Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (25.00%) Data Management
6 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (25.00%) SOA
6 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (25.00%) Test Management
6 5 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 4 (20.00%) Scrum
8 3 (15.00%) BDD
8 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (10.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Groovy
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (45.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.00%) GMP
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 2 (10.00%) Capita
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle