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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 92 77 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.79% 0.10% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
1059 771 664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 83.65% 80.31% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 750 487 451
Median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 40 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.30 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -28.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £13.90 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £45.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the North East region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -22 10 £275 +37.50%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 North East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (33.33%) JMeter
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (33.33%) QA
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 5 (33.33%) OWASP
4 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 5 (33.33%) Burp Suite
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
5 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Spring
5 4 (26.67%) WCAG
5 4 (26.67%) WAI

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (26.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Burp Suite
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (33.33%) JMeter
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tester
4 2 (13.33%) QA Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Security Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Tableau Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Automated Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (33.33%) OWASP
4 5 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (26.67%) Analytics
5 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (26.67%) User Stories
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (26.67%) WAI
2 4 (26.67%) WCAG
3 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) Tableau