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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 115 135
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.43% 0.55% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.69% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 3
Median daily rate £230 £294 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.70% +39.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1938 2028 2440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.26% 80.03% 79.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1121 1169 1452
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 152 179
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.71% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £230 -23.33% 8
Bedfordshire -5 3 £313 +45.34%
Hertfordshire 0 2 £225 -25.00% 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
3 13 (54.17%) Selenium
4 9 (37.50%) Scrum
5 7 (29.17%) JIRA
5 7 (29.17%) Test Management
5 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 6 (25.00%) ISEB
6 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.83%) BDD
7 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
7 5 (20.83%) Confluence
8 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 4 (16.67%) People Management
8 4 (16.67%) Appium
8 4 (16.67%) iSeries
8 4 (16.67%) AS400
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Java
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) Web Services
9 3 (12.50%) Ruby
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) Web 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 5 (20.83%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) BrowserStack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Mart
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Cucumber
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (29.17%) JIRA
3 5 (20.83%) WebDriver
4 4 (16.67%) Appium
5 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (8.33%) JBehave
5 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.17%) Ant
6 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
6 1 (4.17%) JMeter
6 1 (4.17%) JUnit
6 1 (4.17%) Maven
6 1 (4.17%) Robotium
6 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
6 1 (4.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (4.17%) TestNG
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
2 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Tester
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Portfolio Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) ETL Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Portfolio Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Web Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.17%) COM
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) AS400
1 4 (16.67%) iSeries
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (58.33%) Test Automation
3 9 (37.50%) Scrum
4 7 (29.17%) Test Management
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
6 5 (20.83%) BDD
6 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.67%) People Management
7 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Web Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Case Management
9 2 (8.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (8.33%) ETL
9 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
9 2 (8.33%) Web Development
10 1 (4.17%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (12.50%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) HP
2 2 (8.33%) Informatica
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian