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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 99 97 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 11 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.62% 0.25% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.33% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
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£288 £211 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.09% +38.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £203 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £288 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.76%
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
1465 1230 997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.67% 77.21% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 984 767 498
Average daily rate £375 £338 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +19.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £15.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £137.50 £149.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -8 8 £275 +29.41% 2
Bradford - 3 £325 -
Halifax - - - -
Ilkley - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 2
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 13 (61.90%) QA
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
3 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Volume Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) Android
5 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
5 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Selenium
6 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Hudson
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
8 2 (9.52%) eggPlant
8 2 (9.52%) Android SDK
8 2 (9.52%) Calabash
8 2 (9.52%) uiautomator
8 2 (9.52%) Appium
8 2 (9.52%) .NET
8 2 (9.52%) ERP

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 2 (9.52%) uiautomator
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Selenium
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (9.52%) Hudson
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) Calabash
3 2 (9.52%) eggPlant
3 2 (9.52%) Appium
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Tester
2 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Streaming Video
2 2 (9.52%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Android
2 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Volume Testing
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) ERP
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) People Management
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) ISEB
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards