The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Testing
England / London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 344 320 350
Rank change year-on-year -24 +30  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 65 115 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.50% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.59% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 88 67
Median daily rate £350 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £482 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +34.00% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17638 19605 18324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.68% 85.20% 81.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12672 14248 12798
Median daily rate £490 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 177 259
Median hourly rate £28.35 £21.78 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% +8.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £12.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in London

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in London

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in London over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in London

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in London

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the London region over the 3 months to 28 April 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 -22 13 £450 +5.88% 8
Hayes -1 1 £318 -25.29%
Brentford - 1 - -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 86 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (41.78%) QA
3 58 (39.73%) Selenium
4 50 (34.25%) Automated Testing
5 43 (29.45%) Finance
6 38 (26.03%) Regression Testing
7 33 (22.60%) Java
7 33 (22.60%) SQL
7 33 (22.60%) TDD
7 33 (22.60%) Software Testing
8 29 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 29 (19.86%) BDD
9 27 (18.49%) Test Scripting
9 27 (18.49%) JIRA
9 27 (18.49%) Scrum
10 25 (17.12%) Automation Testing
11 24 (16.44%) Functional Testing
11 24 (16.44%) Cucumber
12 23 (15.75%) WebDriver
12 23 (15.75%) C#
13 22 (15.07%) Banking
14 19 (13.01%) Test Automation
15 18 (12.33%) Non-Functional Testing
16 16 (10.96%) Test Strategy
16 16 (10.96%) Web Services
16 16 (10.96%) XML
16 16 (10.96%) Unit Testing
17 15 (10.27%) Kanban
17 15 (10.27%) JavaScript
17 15 (10.27%) Validation

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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 3 (2.05%) Confluence
2 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) GitHub
2 2 (1.37%) BrowserStack
2 2 (1.37%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database
1 7 (4.79%) RDBMS
1 7 (4.79%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.37%) DB2
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) DataStage
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 58 (39.73%) Selenium
2 27 (18.49%) JIRA
3 24 (16.44%) Cucumber
4 23 (15.75%) WebDriver
5 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
6 12 (8.22%) Appium
7 9 (6.16%) Calabash
7 9 (6.16%) HP UFT
7 9 (6.16%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.79%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (4.79%) Visual Studio
8 7 (4.79%) Xcode
9 5 (3.42%) Git (software)
9 5 (3.42%) TeamCity
9 5 (3.42%) TestRail
10 4 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (2.05%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.05%) Mockito
11 3 (2.05%) Moq
11 3 (2.05%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (29.45%) Finance
2 22 (15.07%) Banking
3 10 (6.85%) Retail
4 8 (5.48%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (4.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.37%) Front Office
6 2 (1.37%) Games
6 2 (1.37%) Legal
6 2 (1.37%) Marketing
6 2 (1.37%) Publishing
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.68%) Back Office
7 1 (0.68%) Electronics
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) iGaming
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (39.73%) Analyst
2 46 (31.51%) Test Analyst
3 38 (26.03%) Tester
4 18 (12.33%) QA Engineer
5 15 (10.27%) Test Engineer
6 14 (9.59%) Automation Tester
7 13 (8.90%) QA Analyst
8 9 (6.16%) Developer
9 8 (5.48%) Consultant
9 8 (5.48%) Developer in Test
9 8 (5.48%) Financial Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) Manual Test Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) QA Test Analyst
9 8 (5.48%) Validation Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) QA Test Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Service Analyst
11 6 (4.11%) QA Tester
12 5 (3.42%) Manual Tester
12 5 (3.42%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.96%) Web Services
1 16 (10.96%) XML
2 14 (9.59%) Gherkin
3 11 (7.53%) RESTful
4 10 (6.85%) .NET
5 9 (6.16%) JSON
6 8 (5.48%) HTML
7 5 (3.42%) Node.js
8 4 (2.74%) SOAP
9 3 (2.05%) CSS
9 3 (2.05%) HTML5
9 3 (2.05%) Velocity
9 3 (2.05%) XML Messaging
10 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.37%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.37%) Middleware
10 2 (1.37%) REST
10 2 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (1.37%) WebSockets
11 1 (0.68%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.59%) Mobile App
2 6 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.74%) FMCG
3 4 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (2.05%) Derivative
5 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.37%) Fintech
5 2 (1.37%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.37%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.37%) OTC Derivatives
6 1 (0.68%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.68%) User Experience
6 1 (0.68%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) Apple iOS
2 10 (6.85%) Unix
3 9 (6.16%) Android
4 7 (4.79%) Linux
5 3 (2.05%) Windows
6 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.25%) Automated Testing
3 38 (26.03%) Regression Testing
4 33 (22.60%) Software Testing
4 33 (22.60%) TDD
5 29 (19.86%) BDD
5 29 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 27 (18.49%) Scrum
6 27 (18.49%) Test Scripting
7 25 (17.12%) Automation Testing
8 24 (16.44%) Functional Testing
9 19 (13.01%) Test Automation
10 18 (12.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (10.96%) Test Strategy
11 16 (10.96%) Unit Testing
12 15 (10.27%) Defect Management
12 15 (10.27%) Kanban
12 15 (10.27%) Validation
13 14 (9.59%) E-Commerce
14 13 (8.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (22.60%) Java
1 33 (22.60%) SQL
2 23 (15.75%) C#
3 15 (10.27%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.85%) Ruby
5 8 (5.48%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.11%) Apple Swift
7 5 (3.42%) Scala
8 3 (2.05%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.05%) Python
8 3 (2.05%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.05%) VBScript
9 2 (1.37%) Go
9 2 (1.37%) Groovy
9 2 (1.37%) Perl
9 2 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.68%) C++
10 1 (0.68%) COBOL
10 1 (0.68%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) ISTQB
2 11 (7.53%) ISEB
3 4 (2.74%) Degree
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (41.78%) QA
2 8 (5.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 8 (5.48%) GMP
3 6 (4.11%) SDET
4 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.68%) GxP
4 1 (0.68%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.68%) MiFID
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (1.37%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.68%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.68%) Oozie
Vendors
1 11 (7.53%) Oracle
2 6 (4.11%) HP
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.05%) SAP
4 3 (2.05%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.37%) AppDynamics
5 2 (1.37%) Apple
5 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.37%) hybris
5 2 (1.37%) Splunk
5 2 (1.37%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.68%) BMC
6 1 (0.68%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.68%) comScore
6 1 (0.68%) Hortonworks
6 1 (0.68%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.68%) Teradata
6 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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