The median contractor rate for a Manual Test Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Test Analyst
UK
Rank 586 586 592
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Test Analyst 23 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.10% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.11% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 27
Median daily rate £275 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £175 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £392 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £250 £295
% change year-on-year +4.00% -15.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 -

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Test Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Test Analyst in the UK

Manual Test Analyst
Top 27 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 26 March 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 +12 22 £275 +3.77% 5
London +24 7 £350 -6.97%
West Midlands +15 5 £250 -34.21%
Somerset - 3 £250 -
South West - 3 £250 -
South East +13 2 £300 +69.01% 2
Yorkshire +12 2 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 2 £275 - 1
Leeds +6 2 £275 - 1
East of England -5 2 £275 -12.00%
Worcester - 2 £250 -
Taunton - 2 £258 -
Surrey - 2 £300 -
Worcestershire - 2 £250 -
Shropshire +32 1 £225 -40.78%
City of London -2 1 £313 -25.59%
East Midlands -4 1 £260 +8.33% 2
Derbyshire -8 1 £260 -
Bath - 1 £250 -
Stowmarket - 1 £275 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Reigate - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £250 -
Edinburgh - 1 £288 -
Scotland - 1 £288 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £275 -

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (56.14%) Manual Testing
3 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 20 (35.09%) SQL
5 15 (26.32%) Finance
5 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (26.32%) QA
6 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (21.05%) Banking
7 12 (21.05%) Scrum
7 12 (21.05%) ISEB
8 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
9 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
9 10 (17.54%) C#
9 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
10 9 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (15.79%) .NET
10 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
10 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
10 9 (15.79%) Selenium
11 7 (12.28%) HP
11 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
11 7 (12.28%) BDD
12 6 (10.53%) SoapUI
12 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
12 6 (10.53%) SDLC
12 6 (10.53%) Web Testing
12 6 (10.53%) SOAP
13 5 (8.77%) Test Management
13 5 (8.77%) JIRA

Manual Test Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) HipChat
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.75%) Lorenzo
1 1 (1.75%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) SNMP
1 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (15.79%) Selenium
3 6 (10.53%) SoapUI
4 5 (8.77%) JIRA
5 4 (7.02%) HP UFT
6 2 (3.51%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.51%) TestDirector
6 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.51%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.75%) Appium
7 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.75%) MSTest
7 1 (1.75%) Protractor
7 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (26.32%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 2 (3.51%) Back Office
4 2 (3.51%) Billing
4 2 (3.51%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) .NET
2 6 (10.53%) SOAP
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) CSS3
5 1 (1.75%) Highcharts JS
5 1 (1.75%) Java EE
5 1 (1.75%) Node.js
5 1 (1.75%) Sass
5 1 (1.75%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.75%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.51%) Derivative
2 2 (3.51%) OTC Derivatives
2 2 (3.51%) PKI
2 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.75%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (56.14%) Manual Testing
3 21 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Scrum
6 11 (19.30%) Regression Testing
7 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
8 9 (15.79%) E-Commerce
9 7 (12.28%) BDD
9 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
10 6 (10.53%) SDLC
10 6 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 6 (10.53%) Web Testing
11 5 (8.77%) Automation Testing
11 5 (8.77%) TDD
11 5 (8.77%) Test Management
12 4 (7.02%) Automated Testing
12 4 (7.02%) Defect Management
13 3 (5.26%) Time Management
13 3 (5.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 10 (17.54%) C#
3 3 (5.26%) Java
4 2 (3.51%) Groovy
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) ISEB
2 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Capita
5 1 (1.75%) Cerner
5 1 (1.75%) IBM
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.75%) Twitter
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