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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 66 53 62
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £225 £250 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +53.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +28.33%
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
641 564 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 83.14% 75.50% 72.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 358 326
Median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 15
Median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
1 5 (71.43%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Junior Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Service Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Usability Testing
3 1 (14.29%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle