Period
to 26 July 2017

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 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 133 141
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -13
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.67% 0.40% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.50% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 5
East Midlands median daily rate £348 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -5.38% +28.71%
10th Percentile £240 £260 £223
90th Percentile £380 £373 £347
England median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +3.85% +8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £190.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year -85.26% +393.51% +8.45%

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 2606 2616 2576
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 83.21% 81.50% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1638 1630 1564
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +6.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £213
90th Percentile £545 £575 £534
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 60 74
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -16.67% -17.14%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.38 £34.10
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.08%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +15 13 £348 +16.81% 1
Derbyshire -13 3 £305 -3.17%
Leicestershire -9 2 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 1 £363 -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 11 (52.38%) QA
2 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
3 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) Test Management
4 6 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (19.05%) RESTful
5 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
5 4 (19.05%) Java
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
6 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) SOAP
6 3 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (14.29%) OOP
6 3 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 3 (14.29%) JIRA
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 3 (14.29%) JIRA
4 2 (9.52%) Ant
4 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
4 2 (9.52%) Maven
5 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Data Migration Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Migration Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) QA Leader
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Data Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Data Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Tester
6 1 (4.76%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) RESTful
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) XML
3 2 (9.52%) JDBC
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Test Automation
1 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 8 (38.10%) Defect Management
3 6 (28.57%) Test Management
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) OO
5 3 (14.29%) OOP
5 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 3 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 3 (14.29%) User Stories
6 2 (9.52%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (9.52%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
6 2 (9.52%) QA Automation
6 2 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (52.38%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) GxP
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter