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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 93 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.30% 0.53% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.72% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£290 £255 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -29.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.35%
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
1240 1105 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 74.07% 73.77% 69.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 584 412
Average daily rate £375 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 74 76
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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
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 26 March 2015. 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 -6 2 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £290 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Telerik
3 1 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Retail
3 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
3 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP ERP
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Retail
1 1 (12.50%) SAP SD
1 1 (12.50%) SAP MM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SAP BW
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ranorex
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Telerik