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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 80 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 15 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.98% 0.91% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.08% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 4
Median daily rate £295 £280 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £413 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -0.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
1271 1856 1424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.45% 84.75% 79.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1235 938
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £11.67 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £45.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 7 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 11 £275 -8.71% 6
Halifax - 4 £295 - 2
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 12 (57.14%) QA
4 10 (47.62%) Scrum
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
5 9 (42.86%) Selenium
5 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
6 7 (33.33%) Java
6 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 7 (33.33%) XML
7 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
8 5 (23.81%) SOAP
8 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
9 4 (19.05%) SDLC
9 4 (19.05%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Web Services
9 4 (19.05%) .NET
9 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
9 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
9 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Kanban
10 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
10 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
10 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
10 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
10 3 (14.29%) Usability Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
1 9 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 5 (23.81%) Visual Studio
3 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
3 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
3 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.76%) Hudson
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Analyst
1 12 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Manual Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Tester
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Tester
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (23.81%) SOAP
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Ajax
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 7 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
7 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) SDLC
7 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
8 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Usability Testing
8 3 (14.29%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Groovy
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) XPath
4 2 (9.52%) XQuery
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Python
5 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ISEB
1 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik