The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Staffordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank - 28 32
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.85% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.22% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
79 82 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 66.95% 69.49% 65.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 62
Average daily rate £320 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.69 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -0.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Manual Testing
West Midlands

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
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Job
Vacancies
Stafford - - - -
Manual Testing
West Midlands