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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 58 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% 0.76% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.98% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Median daily rate £379 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.39% -9.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
573 508 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.51% 76.97% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 318 304
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £560 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.01 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 7 (87.50%) QA
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Planning
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 5 (62.50%) ISEB
4 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
7 1 (12.50%) .NET
7 1 (12.50%) Oracle
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
7 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (12.50%) XML
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) C#
7 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Automated Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Test Planning
3 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
4 4 (50.00%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (12.50%) Kanban
7 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Scrum
7 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 1 (12.50%) V-Model
7 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle