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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 91 92 84
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.33% 0.13% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £329 £264 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.64% -21.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £193 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £408
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 £26.00
% change year-on-year
- +48.07%
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
1222 1209 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.55% 76.86% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 731 570
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 66
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.08 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.14% +31.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £45.00 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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
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 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Derbyshire - 4 £308 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (33.33%) Smart Meter
4 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (27.78%) ISEB
5 5 (27.78%) Billing
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 3 (16.67%) Retail
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
8 2 (11.11%) QA
8 2 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
9 1 (5.56%) SDLC
9 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
9 1 (5.56%) DevOps
9 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) C#
9 1 (5.56%) C++
9 1 (5.56%) Java
9 1 (5.56%) Citrix

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (27.78%) Billing
2 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Tester
2 4 (22.22%) Manual Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Manual Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) Web Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) ERP Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Quality Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) ERP
5 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix