Period
to 26 July 2017

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 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 423 452
Rank change year-on-year -31 +29 -79
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 147 205 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.35% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.53% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 153 126
London median daily rate £400 £388 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +11.51% -0.71%
10th Percentile £264 £213 £219
90th Percentile £488 £500 £486
England median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £190.00 -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £190.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -85.26% +393.51% +8.45%

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 36287 38939 38043
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.46% 85.79% 82.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25975 28217 26872
London median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 336 521
London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +9.05% +3.76%
10th Percentile £12.90 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.10 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 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
Central London -21 33 £335 -16.25% 6
West London +29 11 £428 +39.84% 5
South London +2 3 £375 -11.76% 3
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 96 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (57.82%) Test Automation
3 53 (36.05%) QA
4 45 (30.61%) Selenium
5 44 (29.93%) SQL
6 40 (27.21%) Java
6 40 (27.21%) JIRA
7 36 (24.49%) BDD
8 32 (21.77%) Cucumber
9 31 (21.09%) Finance
10 29 (19.73%) TDD
11 26 (17.69%) Test Scripting
12 22 (14.97%) Software Testing
13 21 (14.29%) Banking
13 21 (14.29%) Scrum
13 21 (14.29%) ISEB
13 21 (14.29%) Functional Testing
14 19 (12.93%) Regression Testing
15 18 (12.24%) JavaScript
15 18 (12.24%) WebDriver
15 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
15 18 (12.24%) User Stories
16 17 (11.56%) Gherkin
16 17 (11.56%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (11.56%) ISTQB
16 17 (11.56%) XML
17 16 (10.88%) OpenText
17 16 (10.88%) Asset Management
17 16 (10.88%) Mobile App
18 15 (10.20%) Business Process Modelling

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 5 (3.40%) Confluence
2 4 (2.72%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) InDesign
2 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.68%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 7 (4.76%) GitHub
3 5 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.40%) BrowserStack
3 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.04%) HTTP
2 1 (0.68%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (3.40%) RDBMS
2 5 (3.40%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.04%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.68%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.68%) DataStage
5 1 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 45 (30.61%) Selenium
2 40 (27.21%) JIRA
3 32 (21.77%) Cucumber
4 18 (12.24%) WebDriver
5 14 (9.52%) Jenkins
6 12 (8.16%) Calabash
7 10 (6.80%) Appium
8 9 (6.12%) HP UFT
9 8 (5.44%) Xcode
10 7 (4.76%) SoapUI
11 6 (4.08%) TeamCity
12 5 (3.40%) JMeter
12 5 (3.40%) Zephyr
13 4 (2.72%) Gatling
13 4 (2.72%) Git (software)
14 3 (2.04%) Eclipse
14 3 (2.04%) TestRail
15 2 (1.36%) Android Studio
15 2 (1.36%) LoadUI
15 2 (1.36%) Protractor
General
1 31 (21.09%) Finance
2 21 (14.29%) Banking
3 13 (8.84%) Retail
4 6 (4.08%) Retail Banking
5 5 (3.40%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (3.40%) Private Banking
6 4 (2.72%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.04%) Marketing
7 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.36%) Back Office
8 2 (1.36%) Electronics
8 2 (1.36%) Games
8 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.36%) Publishing
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Arabic Language
9 1 (0.68%) Automotive
9 1 (0.68%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 56 (38.10%) Analyst
2 38 (25.85%) Test Analyst
3 34 (23.13%) Tester
4 16 (10.88%) Automation Tester
4 16 (10.88%) Developer
5 15 (10.20%) QA Engineer
6 11 (7.48%) Manual Test Analyst
6 11 (7.48%) Test Engineer
7 10 (6.80%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Digital Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Digital Business Analyst
8 9 (6.12%) Manual Tester
9 8 (5.44%) Digital Developer
9 8 (5.44%) QA Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Asset Management Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Asset Management Business Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
10 7 (4.76%) Developer in Test
11 6 (4.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (11.56%) Gherkin
1 17 (11.56%) XML
2 14 (9.52%) Web Services
3 12 (8.16%) JSON
3 12 (8.16%) RESTful
4 11 (7.48%) Node.js
5 7 (4.76%) .NET
6 6 (4.08%) HTML
6 6 (4.08%) SOAP
7 5 (3.40%) CSS
7 5 (3.40%) REST
7 5 (3.40%) Velocity
8 3 (2.04%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.04%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.04%) Kafka
9 2 (1.36%) HTML5
9 2 (1.36%) React
10 1 (0.68%) Backbone.js
10 1 (0.68%) EDI
10 1 (0.68%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.88%) Mobile App
2 14 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.04%) Fintech
5 3 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.04%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.36%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.68%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.80%) Apple iOS
2 9 (6.12%) Android
2 9 (6.12%) Unix
3 6 (4.08%) Linux
4 2 (1.36%) Windows
5 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (57.82%) Test Automation
3 36 (24.49%) BDD
4 29 (19.73%) TDD
5 26 (17.69%) Test Scripting
6 22 (14.97%) Software Testing
7 21 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 21 (14.29%) Scrum
8 19 (12.93%) Regression Testing
9 18 (12.24%) Test Strategy
9 18 (12.24%) User Stories
10 17 (11.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (10.88%) Asset Management
12 15 (10.20%) Business Process Modelling
12 15 (10.20%) E-Commerce
12 15 (10.20%) Information Management
13 13 (8.84%) Performance Testing
14 12 (8.16%) Kanban
14 12 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
14 12 (8.16%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.93%) SQL
2 40 (27.21%) Java
3 18 (12.24%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.52%) C#
5 11 (7.48%) Ruby
6 9 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.76%) Apple Swift
7 7 (4.76%) Scala
8 5 (3.40%) Python
9 4 (2.72%) Groovy
10 3 (2.04%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.36%) C++
11 2 (1.36%) PHP
12 1 (0.68%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.68%) SOQL
12 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (14.29%) ISEB
2 17 (11.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (3.40%) Degree
4 3 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (36.05%) QA
2 5 (3.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (3.40%) GMP
2 5 (3.40%) MiFID
3 3 (2.04%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (2.04%) EMIR
4 1 (0.68%) GxP
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.68%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (10.88%) OpenText
2 15 (10.20%) hybris
3 9 (6.12%) Adobe
4 7 (4.76%) HP
5 4 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.72%) SAP
5 4 (2.72%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.04%) Apple
6 3 (2.04%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.36%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle
8 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.68%) BMC
8 1 (0.68%) CA
8 1 (0.68%) comScore
8 1 (0.68%) Gigya
8 1 (0.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.68%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.68%) Splunk
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