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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 90 84 88
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 32 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.47% 0.83% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.03% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 10 1
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£284 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.32% -9.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
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
1791 1353 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.42% 79.87% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1307 878 615
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 £275 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 40
Average hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -12 24 £288 -2.04% 4
Huddersfield - 2 £269 -
Bradford - 1 £275 -
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (39.13%) QA
3 14 (30.43%) .NET
3 14 (30.43%) Visual Studio
3 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
5 12 (26.09%) Oracle
5 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
6 11 (23.91%) SQL
7 10 (21.74%) Selenium
8 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Test Management
8 9 (19.57%) ISEB
8 9 (19.57%) Scrum
8 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
9 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Finance
9 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
10 7 (15.22%) NUnit
10 7 (15.22%) C#
11 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
11 6 (13.04%) BDD
12 5 (10.87%) Gherkin
12 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
12 5 (10.87%) TDD
12 5 (10.87%) Web Testing
12 5 (10.87%) WebDriver

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) FTP
1 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Visual Studio
2 12 (26.09%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (21.74%) Selenium
4 9 (19.57%) SpecFlow
5 7 (15.22%) NUnit
6 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
6 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
8 3 (6.52%) Appium
8 3 (6.52%) JIRA
9 1 (2.17%) TestPartner
9 1 (2.17%) XMLSpy
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Analyst
1 25 (54.35%) Test Analyst
2 16 (34.78%) Tester
3 5 (10.87%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Agile Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Project Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) .NET
2 5 (10.87%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.35%) XML
6 1 (2.17%) XSD
6 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) NHS
1 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) iSeries
2 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Android
1 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 9 (19.57%) Software Testing
3 9 (19.57%) Scrum
3 9 (19.57%) Test Management
4 8 (17.39%) Automation Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 8 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (13.04%) BDD
6 5 (10.87%) Web Testing
6 5 (10.87%) TDD
6 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) SOA
7 4 (8.70%) System Testing
8 1 (2.17%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.17%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.17%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.17%) ETL
8 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) ISEB
2 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (39.13%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) HL7
2 1 (2.17%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.09%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago