The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Manual Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Tester
England / West Midlands
Rank 117 121 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.085% 0.082% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.087% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £285 £258 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.67% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2214 2289 1987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.93% 94.31% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1344 1242 1140
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £511 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 100 167
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.30 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Manual Tester
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Manual Tester Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Manual Tester
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham - 2 £285 - 1
Manual Tester
England

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft