The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Test Analyst
England / London
Rank 401 407 409
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 7 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.037% 0.059% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.062% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Median daily rate £350 £376 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +15.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £253 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £440 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £256 £295
% change year-on-year +4.39% -13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18077 20886 19765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.05% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12856 14960 13636
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 281 362
Median hourly rate £22.75 £15.75 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -17.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £55.00
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 London

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Test Analyst in London

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in London

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst in London over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Test Analyst in London

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in London

Manual Test Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 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
City of London -6 1 £313 -25.59%
Manual Test Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region featuring Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Banking
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 6 (37.50%) QA
4 6 (37.50%) ISEB
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (25.00%) Selenium
6 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Workflow
7 3 (18.75%) Unix
7 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) Test Management
7 3 (18.75%) Time Management
8 2 (12.50%) Android
8 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
3 2 (12.50%) Appium
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (12.50%) TestDirector
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
General
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Back Office
3 2 (12.50%) Front Office
4 1 (6.25%) Billing
4 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) HTML5
1 2 (12.50%) WebSockets
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 2 (12.50%) Derivative
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) OTC Derivatives
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) SWIFT
2 1 (6.25%) Tandem
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
5 3 (18.75%) Time Management
5 3 (18.75%) Workflow
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
6 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) TOWER Software