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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 68 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 23 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.62% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 0.85% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 10
Median daily rate £298 £275 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £370 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
1181 1646 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.29% 83.13% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 1106 1013
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £13.36 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +14 16 £325 +18.18% 6
Halifax - 7 £295 - 4
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
3 16 (45.71%) Scrum
4 15 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 15 (42.86%) SQL
5 14 (40.00%) QA
5 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
6 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
6 11 (31.43%) SoapUI
7 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Kanban
7 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
8 8 (22.86%) Selenium
8 8 (22.86%) .NET
8 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (20.00%) Java
9 7 (20.00%) SOAP
9 7 (20.00%) ISEB
10 6 (17.14%) Security Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 6 (17.14%) BDD
10 6 (17.14%) Groovy
10 6 (17.14%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (14.29%) MSTest
11 5 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 5 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (31.43%) SoapUI
1 11 (31.43%) Visual Studio
2 8 (22.86%) Selenium
2 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (14.29%) MSTest
4 4 (11.43%) SpecFlow
5 3 (8.57%) FitNesse
5 3 (8.57%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.86%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.86%) Hudson
6 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.86%) JMeter
6 1 (2.86%) TestComplete
6 1 (2.86%) WatiN
6 1 (2.86%) WATIR
6 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.86%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
1 15 (42.86%) Test Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Tester
3 8 (22.86%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Test Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Software Tester
7 3 (8.57%) Agile Test Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
8 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Regression Test Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) Selenium Automation Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Selenium Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 7 (20.00%) SOAP
3 5 (14.29%) XML
4 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
5 2 (5.71%) Web Services
6 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.86%) Ajax
6 1 (2.86%) HTML
6 1 (2.86%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Unix
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
1 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
3 16 (45.71%) Scrum
4 15 (42.86%) Automated Testing
5 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Functional Testing
6 9 (25.71%) Kanban
6 9 (25.71%) Software Testing
7 8 (22.86%) Automation Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (17.14%) BDD
9 6 (17.14%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (17.14%) Security Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Agile Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
10 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
10 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
10 4 (11.43%) SDLC
11 3 (8.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) Java
3 6 (17.14%) Groovy
4 3 (8.57%) C++
5 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.71%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Python
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) XPath
5 2 (5.71%) XQuery
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) C
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) ISTQB
2 7 (20.00%) ISEB
3 5 (14.29%) Degree
3 5 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.86%) Telerik
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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