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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 102 94 91
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 13 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.64% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.75% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
Average daily rate £273 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £272 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £330 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
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
1669 1475 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.10% 83.52% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1028 739
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.00 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
Leeds -11 9 £275 - 5
Bradford +6 1 £173 -50.71%
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Test Management
2 18 (41.86%) Test Scripting
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
4 16 (37.21%) Defect Tracking
5 15 (34.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (34.88%) SQL
5 15 (34.88%) Visual Studio
6 14 (32.56%) ISEB
7 13 (30.23%) QA
8 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
8 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
9 9 (20.93%) .NET
10 8 (18.60%) Finance
10 8 (18.60%) Selenium
11 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
12 6 (13.95%) Appium
12 6 (13.95%) Scrum
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle
13 5 (11.63%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
13 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
13 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
14 4 (9.30%) Oracle APEX
14 4 (9.30%) WATIR
14 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (9.30%) Kanban

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (2.33%) CMS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (34.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (34.88%) Visual Studio
2 8 (18.60%) Selenium
3 6 (13.95%) Appium
4 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (9.30%) WATIR
6 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.33%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
1 19 (44.19%) Test Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Tester
3 9 (20.93%) Manual Tester
4 6 (13.95%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.30%) Automation Tester
5 4 (9.30%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (9.30%) QA Manual Tester
5 4 (9.30%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Tester
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) QA Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.93%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) Middleware
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) WSDL
3 1 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) Test Management
2 18 (41.86%) Test Scripting
3 16 (37.21%) Defect Tracking
4 12 (27.91%) E-Commerce
5 7 (16.28%) Automation Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
8 4 (9.30%) Automated Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.30%) Kanban
8 4 (9.30%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (4.65%) BDD
10 2 (4.65%) Build Automation
10 2 (4.65%) Functional Testing
10 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
10 2 (4.65%) User Stories
10 2 (4.65%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) ISEB
2 12 (27.91%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (30.23%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix
3 1 (2.33%) HP
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