Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 820 800 809
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 69 86 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.081% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.086% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 57
UK median daily rate £313 £293 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% -2.50% +13.74%
10th Percentile £230 £181 £220
90th Percentile £475 £387 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £280 £300
% change year-on-year -3.57% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Manual Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Test Analyst over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
England +28 62 £325 +10.17% 3
UK excluding London +17 45 £270 -3.57% 3
London -4 24 £400 +18.52%
North of England +55 13 £270 -1.82% 2
Midlands +27 9 £265 -24.29% 1
Yorkshire +12 7 £270 -8.47% 1
South East +7 7 £288 +5.50%
West Midlands +35 6 £238 -34.48%
North West +27 6 £263 +25.00% 1
South West +8 5 £258 +7.29%
Scotland +1 5 £311 +110.30%
East of England -16 4 £350 +133.33%
East Midlands +8 3 £326 +0.38% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £271 -

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

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 featuring Manual Test Analyst in the job title.

1 41 (59.42%) Manual Testing
2 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 24 (34.78%) Test Scripting
4 24 (34.78%) Finance
4 24 (34.78%) SQL
5 17 (24.64%) QA
6 16 (23.19%) JIRA
7 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
8 11 (15.94%) Selenium
8 11 (15.94%) Banking
8 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
8 11 (15.94%) ISEB
9 9 (13.04%) Scrum
9 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
10 8 (11.59%) HP
11 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
11 7 (10.14%) Java
11 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
11 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
11 7 (10.14%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (8.70%) Web Testing
12 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
12 6 (8.70%) C#
13 5 (7.25%) .NET
13 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (5.80%) Confluence
2 3 (4.35%) CMS
3 2 (2.90%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Maximo
2 2 (2.90%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.90%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.90%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.90%) SAP MM
2 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.45%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (1.45%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.45%) SAP CCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) Blockchain
2 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) JIRA
2 11 (15.94%) Selenium
3 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
4 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.35%) Zephyr
7 2 (2.90%) FitNesse
7 2 (2.90%) Gatling
7 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.90%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.45%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.45%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.45%) JUnit
8 1 (1.45%) NUnit
8 1 (1.45%) TestRail
General
1 24 (34.78%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
4 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 2 (2.90%) Retail
5 1 (1.45%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
1 5 (7.25%) SOAP
1 5 (7.25%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) Gherkin
2 4 (5.80%) JSON
3 3 (4.35%) CSS
3 3 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.90%) Kafka
5 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.45%) Ajax
5 1 (1.45%) CGI
5 1 (1.45%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.45%) jQuery
5 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.90%) Derivative
3 2 (2.90%) Fintech
3 2 (2.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) EPoS
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Market Risk
4 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Unix
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (59.42%) Manual Testing
2 40 (57.97%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (47.83%) Test Automation
4 24 (34.78%) Test Scripting
5 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
6 11 (15.94%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.04%) Scrum
7 9 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (11.59%) Regression Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Defect Management
9 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.14%) System Integration Testing
9 7 (10.14%) Test Strategy
10 6 (8.70%) Web Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Change Management
11 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (7.25%) Open Source
11 5 (7.25%) SDLC
11 5 (7.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) Python
5 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) Scala
5 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.45%) Perl
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.64%) QA
2 4 (5.80%) MiFID
3 3 (4.35%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (2.90%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) HP
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) TOWER Software
4 2 (2.90%) hybris
4 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 2 (2.90%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.90%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Capita
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) Guidewire
5 1 (1.45%) Murex
5 1 (1.45%) Twitter