The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.31% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.59% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £398 £319 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £280 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £358 £269
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
515 512 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.22% 80.13% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 329 277
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 17
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £8.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Birmingham region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Birmingham region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) QA
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
4 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 1 (12.50%) JIRA
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Automated Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 1 (12.50%) Project Management
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS