The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 606 602
Rank change year-on-year +45 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 26 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.087% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.091% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 25
Median daily rate £350 £290 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £180 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £256 £295
% change year-on-year +3.41% -13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £190.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Manual Test Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 23 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 3 months to 25 June 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
England +33 25 £344 +18.53% 10
London +6 13 £375 - 3
City of London +6 5 £463 +11.44%
South East +31 4 £250 +38.88% 1
South West +4 3 £350 +20.68% 1
West Midlands +22 2 £309 +25.38% 3
Birmingham +17 2 £309 +133.01%
Yorkshire +16 2 £265 -15.87%
West Yorkshire +15 2 £265 -15.87%
Leeds +14 2 £265 +6.00%
Hampshire +8 2 £218 -30.40%
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Basingstoke - 2 £218 -
Berkshire - 2 £250 -
Scotland +41 1 £363 +76.82%
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Chippenham - 1 £350 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £250 -
Reading - 1 £250 -
Bristol - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £363 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) Test Automation
3 21 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 16 (32.65%) SQL
5 12 (24.49%) Finance
5 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
6 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (20.41%) HP
7 9 (18.37%) ISEB
7 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
8 8 (16.33%) QA
8 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
8 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (16.33%) Functional Testing
8 8 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
9 7 (14.29%) JIRA
9 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Web Testing
10 6 (12.24%) Selenium
10 6 (12.24%) Scrum
10 6 (12.24%) Banking
10 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
10 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
10 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
10 6 (12.24%) Defect Management
11 5 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
11 5 (10.20%) BDD

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 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Maximo
2 1 (2.04%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) SNMP
1 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.29%) JIRA
3 6 (12.24%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.24%) Selenium
3 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
4 4 (8.16%) HP UFT
4 4 (8.16%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.12%) FitNesse
6 2 (4.08%) Gatling
6 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.04%) MSTest
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Banking
3 4 (8.16%) Billing
4 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.08%) JSON
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Kafka
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Credit Risk
3 2 (4.08%) Market Risk
3 2 (4.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.04%) SWIFT
4 1 (2.04%) Tandem
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (63.27%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (51.02%) Test Automation
3 21 (42.86%) Manual Testing
4 12 (24.49%) Test Scripting
5 10 (20.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
6 8 (16.33%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Regression Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Defect Management
8 6 (12.24%) Scrum
8 6 (12.24%) Test Strategy
8 6 (12.24%) Web Testing
9 5 (10.20%) BDD
9 5 (10.20%) Scenario Testing
9 5 (10.20%) TDD
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (8.16%) Open Source
11 3 (6.12%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C#
2 5 (10.20%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) Scala
4 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISEB
1 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) QA
2 3 (6.12%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (2.04%) EMIR
3 1 (2.04%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) HP
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) TOWER Software
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Remedy
4 2 (4.08%) Twitter
5 1 (2.04%) CODA
5 1 (2.04%) Google
5 1 (2.04%) Informatica
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.04%) SAP
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