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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 30 31 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 0.90% 0.64% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.75% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £331 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £285
% change year-on-year
+5.93% +3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-25.33% +25.00%
Manual Testing
West Midlands

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
187 133 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 84.62% 85.26% 62.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 87 54
Median daily rate £350 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 £12.35 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.91% -39.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stafford - 1 £350 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £313 -
Manual Testing
West Midlands

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Staffordshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Coaching
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA