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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 57 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.30% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £163 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
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
528 483 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 75.11% 72.41% 70.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 306 200
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.70 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.49% -93.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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
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 6 July 2015.

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 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) QA
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) RedPrairie
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Process Management
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) EPoS
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Process Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) RedPrairie