The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - - 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £319
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
98 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 67.59% 72.88% 54.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 59
Average daily rate £375 £425 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands