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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / East of England
Rank 113 112 88
Rank change year-on-year -1 -24  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 14 11 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.66% 0.45% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.55% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 23
Median daily rate £431 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £258 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £917 £405 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

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 1755 1984 2083
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.67% 80.65% 78.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1175 1208
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 136 163
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
Hertfordshire +4 7 £840 +124.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 4 £258 -20.76% 4
Suffolk - 3 £250 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (82.76%) Selenium
2 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (65.52%) Cucumber
4 14 (48.28%) WebDriver
4 14 (48.28%) Scrum
5 12 (41.38%) TDD
6 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
6 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
7 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
7 10 (34.48%) Ruby
8 8 (27.59%) JIRA
8 8 (27.59%) QA
8 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Finance
9 7 (24.14%) Java
9 7 (24.14%) BDD
10 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
10 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
10 6 (20.69%) Appium
11 5 (17.24%) Eclipse
11 5 (17.24%) Test Management
11 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (13.79%) Confluence
12 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
12 4 (13.79%) JBehave
12 4 (13.79%) People Management
12 4 (13.79%) Degree
12 4 (13.79%) C#
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 (13.79%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (82.76%) Selenium
2 19 (65.52%) Cucumber
3 14 (48.28%) WebDriver
4 11 (37.93%) Jenkins
5 8 (27.59%) JIRA
6 6 (20.69%) Appium
7 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (17.24%) Eclipse
8 4 (13.79%) JBehave
9 3 (10.34%) JUnit
10 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
11 1 (3.45%) Ant
11 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
11 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
11 1 (3.45%) Maven
11 1 (3.45%) NUnit
11 1 (3.45%) Robotium
11 1 (3.45%) RSpec
11 1 (3.45%) Subversion
11 1 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 10 (34.48%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
3 6 (20.69%) Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Test Leader
5 4 (13.79%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (13.79%) Portfolio Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Software Tester
6 3 (10.34%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Developer in Test
7 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Portfolio Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Test Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
2 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) AS400
2 1 (3.45%) iSeries
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (79.31%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Scrum
3 12 (41.38%) TDD
4 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
5 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
6 8 (27.59%) Automated Testing
7 7 (24.14%) BDD
8 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (17.24%) Test Management
10 4 (13.79%) People Management
11 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
12 2 (6.90%) Defect Management
12 2 (6.90%) Project Management
13 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
13 1 (3.45%) Cross-Browser Testing
13 1 (3.45%) DevOps
13 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
13 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Ruby
2 7 (24.14%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) C#
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle
1 1 (3.45%) webMethods
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