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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 0.45% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -9.09%
Manual Testing
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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
186 128 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 84.55% 78.53% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 58 83
Average daily rate £350 £330 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.53 - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) SOA
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Android
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (60.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB
5 1 (20.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) TestPartner
5 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) TestPartner
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
1 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (60.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Android
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft