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 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank - 27 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands - 1.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.53%
Manual Testing
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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
126 128 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 70.00% 63.68% 64.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 52 65
Average daily rate £360 £437 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.62% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £175.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.85% +288.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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