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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 35 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 0.83% - 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% - 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £163
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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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
186 125 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 77.50% 73.10% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 66 71
Average daily rate £400 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £228 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £20.50 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 (33.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle ERP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) JD Edwards
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle