The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Test Analyst
UK / England
Rank 543 566 574
Rank change year-on-year +23 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 23 49 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.055% 0.100% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.10% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 25
Median daily rate £275 £265 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% -11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £175 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £408 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £250 £300
% change year-on-year +4.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
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 £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Manual Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Test Analyst in England

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Test Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in England

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Test Analyst in England

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Test Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in England

Manual Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst within the 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
London +28 8 £331 -11.96%
West Midlands +18 5 £250 -34.21%
South West - 3 £250 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £275 - 1
South East 0 2 £300 +69.01% 2
East of England -7 2 £275 -12.00%
East Midlands -9 1 £260 +8.33% 2
Manual Test Analyst
UK

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Manual Test Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) Manual Testing
3 20 (37.04%) SQL
4 19 (35.19%) Test Scripting
5 16 (29.63%) QA
5 16 (29.63%) Finance
6 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (22.22%) Banking
7 12 (22.22%) Scrum
7 12 (22.22%) ISEB
8 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 10 (18.52%) C#
8 10 (18.52%) Functional Testing
9 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (16.67%) .NET
9 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 9 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 9 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 9 (16.67%) Selenium
10 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
10 7 (12.96%) BDD
11 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
11 6 (11.11%) SDLC
11 6 (11.11%) Web Testing
11 6 (11.11%) HP
11 6 (11.11%) SOAP
12 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
12 5 (9.26%) TDD
12 5 (9.26%) JIRA

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) HipChat
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Lorenzo
1 1 (1.85%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) SNMP
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.67%) Selenium
3 6 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 5 (9.26%) JIRA
5 4 (7.41%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.70%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.70%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.85%) Appium
7 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.85%) MSTest
7 1 (1.85%) Protractor
7 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 12 (22.22%) Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Billing
4 2 (3.70%) Front Office
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (11.11%) SOAP
3 4 (7.41%) XML
4 2 (3.70%) HTML
4 2 (3.70%) HTML5
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) CSS3
5 1 (1.85%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (1.85%) Node.js
5 1 (1.85%) Sass
5 1 (1.85%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.85%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) Derivative
2 2 (3.70%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (3.70%) PKI
2 2 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.85%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.56%) Linux
1 3 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Android
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (53.70%) Manual Testing
3 19 (35.19%) Test Scripting
4 13 (24.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (22.22%) Scrum
6 10 (18.52%) Functional Testing
7 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 9 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 7 (12.96%) BDD
8 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.11%) SDLC
9 6 (11.11%) Web Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Automation Testing
10 5 (9.26%) TDD
10 5 (9.26%) Test Strategy
11 4 (7.41%) Test Management
11 4 (7.41%) Workflow
12 3 (5.56%) ETL
12 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.04%) SQL
2 10 (18.52%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) Groovy
3 2 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) ISEB
2 9 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (29.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) Capita
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) TOWER Software
4 1 (1.85%) Cerner
4 1 (1.85%) IBM
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Twitter
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