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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 83 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.40% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.61% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
Manual Testing
England

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
1053 1154 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.48% 71.41% 64.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 599 424
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 59
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.70% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +16 3 £350 +47.36%
Northamptonshire - 2 £240 - 1
Derbyshire +3 1 £350 +34.61% 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 3 (37.50%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 2 (25.00%) Toad
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
3 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (12.50%) BDD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 (25.00%) Toad
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 3 (37.50%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
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