The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 26 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 0.56% 0.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £173 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £286
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
Manual Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
148 180 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 82.22% 79.30% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 90 59
Average daily rate £400 £401 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% +18.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -90.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Bradford region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Manual Testing
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) CSS
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft