Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 164 169
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 27 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.53% 0.48% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.59% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 26
East of England median daily rate £344 £269 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.91% -3.15% -10.48%
10th Percentile £282 £207 £210
90th Percentile £438 £373 £400
England median daily rate £375 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -31.71% +88.51%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.77% -13.33% +72.41%

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 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

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 November 2017.

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 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 -8 17 £350 +32.08% 9
Hertfordshire -12 6 £330 +32.00%
Bedfordshire -4 4 £325 +23.81%
Suffolk +16 1 £310 -4.62% 2
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 East of England region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 11 (40.74%) C#
3 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
4 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
4 10 (37.04%) Selenium
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 10 (37.04%) NUnit
5 9 (33.33%) BDD
6 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (29.63%) QA
6 8 (29.63%) Gherkin
7 7 (25.93%) SDET
7 7 (25.93%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
7 7 (25.93%) TDD
7 7 (25.93%) JIRA
7 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
7 7 (25.93%) .NET
8 6 (22.22%) Java
8 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 6 (22.22%) JMeter
8 6 (22.22%) Finance
8 6 (22.22%) TeamCity
8 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
9 5 (18.52%) JSON
9 5 (18.52%) JavaScript

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 (14.81%) Confluence
2 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.70%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
1 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) WebDriver
2 10 (37.04%) Cucumber
2 10 (37.04%) NUnit
2 10 (37.04%) Selenium
3 7 (25.93%) Git (software)
3 7 (25.93%) JIRA
4 6 (22.22%) JMeter
4 6 (22.22%) TeamCity
5 5 (18.52%) Jenkins
5 5 (18.52%) JUnit
6 4 (14.81%) JBehave
7 3 (11.11%) Appium
7 3 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (11.11%) FitNesse
7 3 (11.11%) Maven
7 3 (11.11%) Robot Framework
7 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 2 (7.41%) RSpec
8 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Tester
2 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Manual Tester
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Manual Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) ETL Tester
6 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Tester
7 1 (3.70%) JIRA Developer
7 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) Gherkin
2 7 (25.93%) .NET
3 5 (18.52%) JSON
4 4 (14.81%) CSS
5 3 (11.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (11.11%) RESTful
5 3 (11.11%) Spring
5 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) XML
6 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.41%) HTML
6 2 (7.41%) jQuery
6 2 (7.41%) REST
7 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) EPoS
2 1 (3.70%) Fintech
2 1 (3.70%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
3 10 (37.04%) Scrum
4 9 (33.33%) BDD
5 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
6 7 (25.93%) SDET
6 7 (25.93%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) Test Scripting
7 6 (22.22%) E-Commerce
7 6 (22.22%) Functional Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (14.81%) ATDD
9 4 (14.81%) Component Testing
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (14.81%) Open Source
9 4 (14.81%) System Testing
9 4 (14.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
2 6 (22.22%) Java
3 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) C++
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Atlassian
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Informatica
4 1 (3.70%) webMethods