Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 133 123
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 23 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.78% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 10
East Midlands median daily rate £304 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.80% +4.17% +1.69%
10th Percentile £180 £250 £272
90th Percentile £469 £416 £325
England median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £33.61 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +3.40% -13.33% +42.86%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,445 2,559 2,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.66% 81.55% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,569 1,635 1,549
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £232
90th Percentile £560 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 73 90
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -10.09% -2.26%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.30 £10.43
90th Percentile £49.20 £38.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 +13 15 £300 -3.23% 10
Northamptonshire +5 3 £313 -7.41% 2
Derbyshire - 2 £400 - 3
Leicestershire -7 1 £350 +7.69% 1
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Defect Management
5 6 (26.09%) Test Management
5 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (26.09%) Retail
6 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) SQL
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) Microservices
7 4 (17.39%) HP
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) TestPartner
7 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (13.04%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) SDLC
9 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
9 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Scenario 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (17.39%) TestPartner
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
3 2 (8.70%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Manual Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) ETL Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Senior UAT Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Test Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 9 (39.13%) Test Scripting
4 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
5 6 (26.09%) Defect Management
5 6 (26.09%) Test Management
6 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 5 (21.74%) Microservices
6 5 (21.74%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
6 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
6 5 (21.74%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.70%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (8.70%) SDLC
9 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com