The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 31 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.61% - 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.09%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
135 72 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 82.82% 62.61% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 48 49
Average daily rate £375 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £15.70 £8.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.00 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Manual Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) PHP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (50.00%) PHPUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Usability Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft