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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 117 121 112
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.10% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Median daily rate £311 £255 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-65.27% +20.00%
Manual Testing
England

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
2355 1924 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.74% 76.17% 74.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1186 913
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 88 107
Median hourly rate £19.61 £28.69 £34.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.64% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 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
Birmingham +7 4 £196 -12.77% 3
Coventry - 3 £425 -
Kingswinford - 3 £310 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Staffordshire +7 1 £200 -29.82%
Warwickshire - 1 £313 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
3 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
4 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Smart Meter
5 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Selenium
6 7 (24.14%) ISEB
7 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
7 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
8 5 (17.24%) Billing
8 5 (17.24%) Oracle
8 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
8 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.79%) V-Model
9 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
9 4 (13.79%) SDLC
9 4 (13.79%) Finance
9 4 (13.79%) Migration
9 4 (13.79%) Scrum
9 4 (13.79%) CRM
9 4 (13.79%) Java
9 4 (13.79%) QA

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
1 1 (3.45%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
General
1 5 (17.24%) Billing
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Tester
2 13 (44.83%) Analyst
2 13 (44.83%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Manual Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Automation Tester
4 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.34%) Applications Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Selenium Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Web Applications Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Web Automation Tester
5 3 (10.34%) Web Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Java Automation Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Gherkin
1 3 (10.34%) RESTful
2 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Smart Meter
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) AIX
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (34.48%) Test Scripting
3 9 (31.03%) Automated Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Automation Testing
5 7 (24.14%) Functional Testing
6 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
8 4 (13.79%) CRM
8 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Migration
8 4 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) V-Model
9 3 (10.34%) Software Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.90%) ERP
10 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) ISEB
2 6 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) IBM
2 1 (3.45%) JDA
2 1 (3.45%) RedPrairie
2 1 (3.45%) SAP
2 1 (3.45%) webMethods