Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 435 408 383
Rank change year-on-year -27 -25 +11
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 199 196 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.54% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 147 141
London median daily rate £410 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £281 £220 £263
90th Percentile £597 £500 £488
England median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £27.21 - -
England median hourly rate £33.61 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.40% -13.33% +42.86%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,264 36,138 37,125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.60% 86.03% 84.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,382 25,994 26,457
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 423 453
London median hourly rate £22.00 £23.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.74% +16.70% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.44 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.25 £50.79
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 44 £375 -2.91% 9
West London -18 23 £411 +76.56% 9
South London - 7 £300 -
North London -4 2 £300 - 2
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 121 (60.80%) Test Automation
2 108 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (34.67%) QA
4 57 (28.64%) Finance
5 53 (26.63%) Banking
6 49 (24.62%) BDD
7 47 (23.62%) Scrum
8 43 (21.61%) Java
9 42 (21.11%) Cucumber
10 41 (20.60%) Web Services
11 37 (18.59%) JIRA
11 37 (18.59%) Selenium
12 36 (18.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 36 (18.09%) Test Scripting
12 36 (18.09%) TDD
12 36 (18.09%) SQL
13 34 (17.09%) Functional Testing
14 33 (16.58%) Gherkin
15 31 (15.58%) Mobile App
16 29 (14.57%) Exploratory Testing
16 29 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (14.07%) Kanban
17 28 (14.07%) Integration Testing
18 26 (13.07%) Degree
18 26 (13.07%) Acceptance Criteria
19 25 (12.56%) ATDD
19 25 (12.56%) Ruby
19 25 (12.56%) RESTful
20 23 (11.56%) MiFID
20 23 (11.56%) Test Strategy

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 14 (7.04%) Confluence
2 3 (1.51%) CMS
2 3 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.50%) IIS
4 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.50%) InDesign
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.51%) ION MarketView
2 4 (2.01%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Minerva
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.50%) Sonata
3 1 (0.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.51%) SMS
2 2 (1.01%) DHCP
2 2 (1.01%) DNS
2 2 (1.01%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) 3G
3 1 (0.50%) 4G
3 1 (0.50%) Firewall
3 1 (0.50%) ICMP
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.02%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.51%) Blockchain
3 5 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.51%) Redis
4 3 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.50%) Big Data
6 1 (0.50%) MySQL
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (21.11%) Cucumber
2 37 (18.59%) JIRA
2 37 (18.59%) Selenium
3 23 (11.56%) Appium
4 22 (11.06%) Calabash
4 22 (11.06%) Jenkins
5 20 (10.05%) Xcode
6 11 (5.53%) WebDriver
7 7 (3.52%) Git (software)
7 7 (3.52%) HP UFT
7 7 (3.52%) JMeter
7 7 (3.52%) Zephyr
8 6 (3.02%) GitLab
8 6 (3.02%) Jasmine
8 6 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.02%) TestRail
9 5 (2.51%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.01%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.51%) Hudson
12 2 (1.01%) JBehave
General
1 57 (28.64%) Finance
2 53 (26.63%) Banking
3 14 (7.04%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.52%) Marketing
4 9 (4.52%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.52%) Front Office
6 6 (3.02%) Back Office
6 6 (3.02%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.51%) Games
7 5 (2.51%) Law
7 5 (2.51%) Private Banking
8 4 (2.01%) Advertising
9 3 (1.51%) Retail
10 2 (1.01%) Automotive
10 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.50%) Electronics
11 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (39.20%) Analyst
2 68 (34.17%) Test Analyst
3 57 (28.64%) Tester
4 20 (10.05%) Developer
4 20 (10.05%) Manual Tester
5 19 (9.55%) QA Tester
6 17 (8.54%) Developer in Test
6 17 (8.54%) Manual Test Analyst
7 16 (8.04%) Automation Test Analyst
7 16 (8.04%) Automation Tester
7 16 (8.04%) Test Leader
8 15 (7.54%) Banking Analyst
8 15 (7.54%) QA Engineer
9 13 (6.53%) Test Engineer
10 12 (6.03%) QA Analyst
11 11 (5.53%) Senior Developer
12 10 (5.03%) Financial Analyst
12 10 (5.03%) QA Manual Tester
12 10 (5.03%) QA Test Analyst
13 8 (4.02%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.60%) Web Services
2 33 (16.58%) Gherkin
3 25 (12.56%) RESTful
4 21 (10.55%) REST
5 19 (9.55%) JSON
5 19 (9.55%) XML
6 18 (9.05%) .NET
7 13 (6.53%) SOAP
7 13 (6.53%) Velocity
8 5 (2.51%) HTML
8 5 (2.51%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (1.51%) Node.js
10 2 (1.01%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (1.01%) Swagger
11 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.50%) CSS
11 1 (0.50%) jQuery
11 1 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.50%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.58%) Mobile App
2 17 (8.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (6.53%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (6.03%) Derivative
4 12 (6.03%) Video on Demand
5 10 (5.03%) Video\Live Streaming
6 9 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.52%) Fixed Income
7 6 (3.02%) User Experience
8 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.51%) Equities
8 5 (2.51%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.51%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.01%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.01%) IPTV
9 2 (1.01%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.50%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.55%) Unix
2 15 (7.54%) Linux
3 14 (7.04%) Android
4 12 (6.03%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.52%) Windows
6 2 (1.01%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (60.80%) Test Automation
2 108 (54.27%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (24.62%) BDD
4 47 (23.62%) Scrum
5 36 (18.09%) TDD
5 36 (18.09%) Test Scripting
5 36 (18.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (17.09%) Functional Testing
7 29 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (14.57%) Exploratory Testing
8 28 (14.07%) Integration Testing
8 28 (14.07%) Kanban
9 26 (13.07%) Acceptance Criteria
10 25 (12.56%) ATDD
11 23 (11.56%) System Integration Testing
11 23 (11.56%) Test Strategy
11 23 (11.56%) User Stories
12 22 (11.06%) Software Testing
13 21 (10.55%) Scenario Testing
14 19 (9.55%) Scrum-ban
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.61%) Java
2 36 (18.09%) SQL
3 25 (12.56%) Ruby
4 20 (10.05%) Apple Swift
4 20 (10.05%) C#
5 17 (8.54%) Python
6 15 (7.54%) JavaScript
7 14 (7.04%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.51%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.01%) Groovy
9 4 (2.01%) PHP
9 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.51%) C++
10 3 (1.51%) Scala
10 3 (1.51%) VB
11 1 (0.50%) ABAP
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (13.07%) Degree
2 16 (8.04%) ISEB
2 16 (8.04%) ISTQB
3 10 (5.03%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.52%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.51%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (34.67%) QA
2 23 (11.56%) MiFID
3 8 (4.02%) EMIR
4 7 (3.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.51%) PMO
6 2 (1.01%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (1.01%) GMP
6 2 (1.01%) GxP
7 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.50%) GAMP
7 1 (0.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (3.02%) Docker
2 3 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (7.54%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.01%) Puppet
3 1 (0.50%) Ansible
3 1 (0.50%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (0.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.50%) SCCM
3 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (5.53%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.03%) Xamarin
3 9 (4.52%) HP
4 7 (3.52%) Oracle
5 5 (2.51%) IBM
5 5 (2.51%) ION Trading
6 3 (1.51%) TOWER Software
7 2 (1.01%) Fidessa
7 2 (1.01%) Google
7 2 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.01%) VMware
8 1 (0.50%) Adobe
8 1 (0.50%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.50%) CA
8 1 (0.50%) Charles River
8 1 (0.50%) Citrix
8 1 (0.50%) Murex
8 1 (0.50%) OpenText
8 1 (0.50%) Pega
8 1 (0.50%) SAP