The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 121 103
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £393 £310 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £401 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1903 2158 1635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.03% 82.46% 72.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 1222 943
Median daily rate £425 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 51 104
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Manual Testing
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 Testing across the West Midlands region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Midlands region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 February 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 0 2 £398 +24.70% 2
Solihull - 2 £375 - 2
Coventry -4 1 £410 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £475 - 4
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (48.39%) QA
3 14 (45.16%) Automated Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
5 8 (25.81%) SQL
5 8 (25.81%) Selenium
6 7 (22.58%) Java
6 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
6 7 (22.58%) ISEB
6 7 (22.58%) Waterfall
6 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
6 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
7 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
7 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
7 6 (19.35%) Retail
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
8 5 (16.13%) JUnit
8 5 (16.13%) SDLC
8 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
8 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Android
9 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
9 4 (12.90%) BDD
9 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (12.90%) ETL

Manual Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Selenium
2 7 (22.58%) Cucumber
2 7 (22.58%) Visual Studio
3 6 (19.35%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.13%) JUnit
5 3 (9.68%) JIRA
5 3 (9.68%) RSpec
5 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
5 3 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.23%) PhantomJS
6 1 (3.23%) Protractor
6 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Automotive
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
1 13 (41.94%) Test Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Test Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Automation Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Manual Test Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Tester
5 3 (9.68%) ETL Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) QA Automation Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Programme Manager
7 1 (3.23%) UAT Lead
7 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
2 2 (6.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) CSS3
3 1 (3.23%) Highcharts JS
3 1 (3.23%) HTML5
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) Automated Testing
3 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
4 7 (22.58%) Functional Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Test Planning
4 7 (22.58%) Waterfall
5 6 (19.35%) Automation Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Performance Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Software Engineering
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
6 5 (16.13%) Integration Testing
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 4 (12.90%) BDD
7 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (12.90%) ETL
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.90%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.90%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) ISEB
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (48.39%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Cerner
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