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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 82 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +16
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 11 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.67% 0.88% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.12% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£328 £275 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £290 £270
% change year-on-year
-0.86% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
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
1272 1164 1449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.42% 78.81% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 630 784
Average daily rate £355 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 35
Average hourly rate £13.50 £36.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.26% +116.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +2 9 £328 +2.34% 5
Bradford -4 1 £275 -
Halifax - 1 £375 - 1
Huddersfield - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Selenium
4 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 8 (34.78%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
6 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
7 5 (21.74%) Test Planning
7 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) ISEB
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
8 4 (17.39%) PHP
8 4 (17.39%) MySQL
9 3 (13.04%) CSS
9 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.04%) QA
9 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
9 3 (13.04%) User Stories

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (4.35%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.35%) Behat
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Tester
2 9 (39.13%) Analyst
3 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Systems Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automated Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Web Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Web Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) CSS
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) NHS
1 1 (4.35%) Open Source
1 1 (4.35%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Test Scripting
2 13 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Automated Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
4 7 (30.43%) BDD
5 6 (26.09%) E-Commerce
5 6 (26.09%) TDD
6 5 (21.74%) Test Planning
6 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 3 (13.04%) Web Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 3 (13.04%) User Stories
9 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) System Testing
10 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 4 (17.39%) PHP
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
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