Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 18 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 92 98
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.19% 0.072% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.074% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £150 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +141.67% -45.45% -
10th Percentile £320 £150 £263
90th Percentile £405 £150 £288
East of England median daily rate £350 £150 £275
% change year-on-year +133.33% -45.45% -17.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1454 1345 1532
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.91% 96.69% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 767 776
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £207 £194
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 82 156
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.82 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.13% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.68 £53.63 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%

Manual Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Test Analyst in Hertfordshire

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in Hertfordshire

Manual Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Watford -5 2 £363 +141.67%
Manual Test Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Fintech
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Front Office
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) NUnit
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP