The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Manual Test Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 592 597
Rank change year-on-year +35 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 25 40 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.059% 0.081% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.085% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 35 20
Median daily rate £344 £290 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.53% -1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £409 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £256 £300
% change year-on-year +3.41% -14.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
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 £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
London +16 13 £375 - 3
South East +23 4 £250 +38.88% 1
South West +7 3 £350 +20.68% 1
West Midlands +23 2 £309 +25.38% 3
Yorkshire +14 2 £265 -15.87%
North West - 1 - - 1
Manual Test Analyst
UK

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) Test Automation
3 20 (42.55%) Manual Testing
4 15 (31.91%) SQL
5 12 (25.53%) Finance
6 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
7 10 (21.28%) HP
8 9 (19.15%) ISEB
8 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
9 8 (17.02%) QA
9 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
9 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.02%) Functional Testing
9 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
10 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
10 7 (14.89%) JIRA
11 6 (12.77%) Selenium
11 6 (12.77%) Web Testing
11 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
11 6 (12.77%) Banking
11 6 (12.77%) Scrum
11 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
11 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
12 5 (10.64%) Defect Management
12 5 (10.64%) .NET
12 5 (10.64%) C#

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (4.26%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Maximo
2 1 (2.13%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) SNMP
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
3 6 (12.77%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.77%) Selenium
3 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.51%) HP UFT
4 4 (8.51%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.38%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.26%) Gatling
6 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.13%) MSTest
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 4 (8.51%) Billing
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.26%) JSON
2 2 (4.26%) XML
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Kafka
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.26%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.13%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.13%) Tandem
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (63.83%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (53.19%) Test Automation
3 20 (42.55%) Manual Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
5 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.02%) E-Commerce
6 8 (17.02%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 6 (12.77%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.77%) Web Testing
9 5 (10.64%) BDD
9 5 (10.64%) Defect Management
9 5 (10.64%) TDD
10 4 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.51%) Open Source
10 4 (8.51%) Scenario Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) C#
3 4 (8.51%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) ISEB
1 9 (19.15%) ISTQB
2 8 (17.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.13%) EMIR
3 1 (2.13%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) HP
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) TOWER Software
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Remedy
4 2 (4.26%) Twitter
5 1 (2.13%) CODA
5 1 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) Informatica
5 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
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