Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 789 800 780
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 60 76 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.064% 0.079% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.083% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 55 55
England median daily rate £319 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.05% -1.67% +12.68%
10th Percentile £224 £195 £213
90th Percentile £476 £388 £365
UK median daily rate £311 £293 £300
% change year-on-year +6.41% -2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £190.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Manual Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Manual Test Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 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
London -14 23 £400 +18.52%
North of England +49 13 £270 -1.82% 3
Midlands +20 8 £250 -28.57% 1
Yorkshire +5 7 £270 -8.47% 1
South East -1 7 £288 +5.50%
North West +21 6 £263 +25.00% 2
West Midlands +22 5 £225 -37.93%
South West +7 5 £258 +7.29%
East of England -13 4 £350 +133.33%
East Midlands +4 3 £326 +0.38% 1
Manual Test Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 35 (58.33%) Manual Testing
2 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 21 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 21 (35.00%) Finance
5 19 (31.67%) SQL
6 16 (26.67%) QA
7 12 (20.00%) JIRA
8 11 (18.33%) Selenium
8 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
9 10 (16.67%) ISEB
10 9 (15.00%) Scrum
10 9 (15.00%) Banking
10 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
11 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
12 7 (11.67%) HP
12 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
12 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
12 7 (11.67%) SoapUI
12 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
13 6 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (10.00%) Web Testing
13 6 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
13 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
13 6 (10.00%) C#
14 5 (8.33%) Java
14 5 (8.33%) .NET
14 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
14 5 (8.33%) SOAP

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 3 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) Confluence
2 2 (3.33%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Maximo
2 2 (3.33%) SAP CO
2 2 (3.33%) SAP FI
2 2 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (3.33%) SAP MM
2 2 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (1.67%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.67%) SAP CCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (20.00%) JIRA
2 11 (18.33%) Selenium
3 7 (11.67%) SoapUI
4 5 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.33%) Gatling
6 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.33%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.67%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.67%) JProfiler
7 1 (1.67%) JUnit
7 1 (1.67%) NUnit
7 1 (1.67%) TestRail
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 9 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
1 5 (8.33%) SOAP
1 5 (8.33%) XML
2 4 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (5.00%) CSS
3 3 (5.00%) HTML
3 3 (5.00%) JSON
4 2 (3.33%) Kafka
5 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.67%) Ajax
5 1 (1.67%) CGI
5 1 (1.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.67%) jQuery
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.33%) Derivative
2 2 (3.33%) Fintech
2 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.67%) EPoS
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Market Risk
3 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Manual Testing
2 32 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 21 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
6 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
6 9 (15.00%) Scrum
7 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
7 8 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Defect Management
8 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (10.00%) Web Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Change Management
10 5 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Integration Testing
10 5 (8.33%) SDLC
11 4 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) SQL
2 6 (10.00%) C#
3 5 (8.33%) Java
4 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.33%) Python
4 2 (3.33%) Scala
4 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) ISEB
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) QA
2 4 (6.67%) MiFID
3 3 (5.00%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (3.33%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (11.67%) HP
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.00%) TOWER Software
3 2 (3.33%) hybris
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.33%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) Capita
4 1 (1.67%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.67%) Murex
4 1 (1.67%) Twitter