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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.52% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £253
% change year-on-year
- +8.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £96.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.51% +197.69%
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
76 71 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 57.58% 66.36% 73.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 47 88
Average daily rate £338 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.69 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.81% -0.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cannock - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Manual Testing
West Midlands

Manual Testing
Top 6 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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%) PHP
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) QA Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA