The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 90 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.26% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £298 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
Manual Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
986 561 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 85.59% 75.50% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 327 312
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.45 £40.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 3 £298 - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) OWASP
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) MSTest
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (25.00%) WCAG
2 1 (25.00%) WAI

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Burp Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) MSTest
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Compatibility Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) OWASP
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) WAI
1 1 (25.00%) WCAG
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