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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 62 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.40% 0.36% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.58% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£225 - £340
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 - £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 - £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.35%
Manual Testing
West Midlands

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
546 346 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 72.03% 62.34% 68.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 204 196
Average daily rate £380 £400 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -24.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.70 £9.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 20 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (25.00%) EPoS
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) JIRA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft