The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Manual Testing
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 94 100
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.56% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.46% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
Median daily rate £265 £299 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.29% -15.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +34.00% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1301 1297 1360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 81.67% 81.01% 77.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 808 808
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in the East Midlands

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Nottinghamshire +6 5 £270 -9.24% 2
Derbyshire -11 2 £260 -38.82% 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £363 - 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
2 11 (47.83%) Automated Testing
3 9 (39.13%) SQL
4 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
5 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (26.09%) Mainframe
6 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) QA
7 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Banking
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
8 4 (17.39%) Smoke Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Selenium
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 4 (17.39%) Test Management
8 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
9 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (13.04%) System Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
9 3 (13.04%) XML
9 3 (13.04%) DB2
9 3 (13.04%) Oracle

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) DB2
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) HP UFT
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
2 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) Ant
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
1 15 (65.22%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Migration Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Data Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Data Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) C# Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Development Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Development Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) RESTful
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Unreal Engine
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) JDBC
3 1 (4.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (4.35%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Smart Meter
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
2 11 (47.83%) Automated Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Functional Testing
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Software Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
7 4 (17.39%) Smoke Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
7 4 (17.39%) Test Management
8 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
9 2 (8.70%) BDD
9 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) COBOL
2 3 (13.04%) JCL
2 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) MATLAB
3 2 (8.70%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) VB
4 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SDET
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter