The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / East Midlands
Rank 77 79 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 19 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.31% 1.14% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 1.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 3
Median daily rate £310 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £320 £352
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1152 1247 1184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.61% 78.77% 76.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 730 755 667
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 43
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £11.10 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -3 7 £381 - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 6 £275 -9.83% 8
Leicestershire +3 2 - - 1
Derbyshire -4 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
4 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (29.17%) Functional Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Mainframe
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
7 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
7 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 4 (16.67%) Banking
8 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
8 3 (12.50%) JCL
8 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) COBOL
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.50%) DB2
8 3 (12.50%) XML
8 3 (12.50%) QA
8 3 (12.50%) Selenium
8 3 (12.50%) Test Management
8 3 (12.50%) System Testing
8 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
1 16 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Test Data Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Development Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Development Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 2 (8.33%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (4.17%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Test Scripting
2 10 (41.67%) Automated Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) Functional Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Data Migration
5 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Smoke Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.50%) System Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
8 2 (8.33%) BDD
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Load Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) C#
2 3 (12.50%) COBOL
2 3 (12.50%) JCL
2 3 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C++
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded C
3 2 (8.33%) MATLAB
3 2 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com