The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 99 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 16 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.81% 0.67% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.86% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 1
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£300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
Manual Testing
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1656 1392 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.38% 77.77% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1135 976 507
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 27
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% -30.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Leeds -14 11 £300 +9.09% 3
Bradford - 3 £300 - 2
Huddersfield - 2 £269 -
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 16 (57.14%) QA
2 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (21.43%) Finance
5 6 (21.43%) Volume Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
6 5 (17.86%) ISEB
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) SOA
7 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.29%) Test Management
7 4 (14.29%) Android
7 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
7 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
8 3 (10.71%) JIRA
8 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
8 3 (10.71%) .NET
8 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
9 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
9 2 (7.14%) XML
9 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
9 2 (7.14%) Scrum
9 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
9 2 (7.14%) ERP

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (3.57%) uiautomator
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.57%) Appium
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) TestPartner
4 1 (3.57%) XMLSpy
4 1 (3.57%) Hudson
4 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Calabash
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Tester
2 12 (42.86%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.57%) XSD
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
2 1 (3.57%) Online Games
2 1 (3.57%) Streaming Video
2 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Android
2 3 (10.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Volume Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 4 (14.29%) SOA
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Test Management
3 4 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.57%) People Management
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.57%) System Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Web Testing
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.57%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) HL7
2 1 (3.57%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
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