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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 104 105
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 16 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.67% 0.46% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.56% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
Median daily rate £385 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £281 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £405 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
1892 1948 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.06% 81.10% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1187 1064 909
Median daily rate £415 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 63 95
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.09 £11.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 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 +1 6 £379 +18.82% 6
Solihull - 2 £375 -
Coventry -20 1 £410 -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Shropshire - 1 £475 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (45.71%) QA
3 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
5 9 (25.71%) Selenium
5 9 (25.71%) SQL
6 8 (22.86%) ISEB
7 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
7 7 (20.00%) Retail
7 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 7 (20.00%) Java
7 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
7 7 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 7 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
8 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
8 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
8 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
9 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.29%) JUnit
9 5 (14.29%) ETL
9 5 (14.29%) Finance
9 5 (14.29%) SDLC
9 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
10 4 (11.43%) BDD
10 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (11.43%) Scrum

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 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) GitHub
1 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Selenium
2 7 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (14.29%) JUnit
5 3 (8.57%) RSpec
5 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (5.71%) JIRA
7 1 (2.86%) PhantomJS
7 1 (2.86%) Protractor
7 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (20.00%) Retail
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Automotive
4 1 (2.86%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
1 17 (48.57%) Test Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Automation Test Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Manual Test Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Tester
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) ETL Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) QA Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) QA Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Web Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
1 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) Node.js
3 1 (2.86%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) CSS3
3 1 (2.86%) Highcharts JS
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Android
1 3 (8.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 13 (37.14%) Automated Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 7 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (20.00%) Test Planning
4 7 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Defect Management
5 6 (17.14%) Performance Testing
6 5 (14.29%) ETL
6 5 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 5 (14.29%) SDLC
6 5 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 4 (11.43%) BDD
7 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.43%) Scrum
7 4 (11.43%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (2.86%) Cerner
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft