The first table below looks at the demand for Manual Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 96 104 124
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +20
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 14 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.60% 0.52% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.73% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
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£294 £325 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.69% +58.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £325 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £325 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1732 1515 1804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.70% 72.14% 70.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 831 989
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 62 55
Average hourly rate £15.39 £38.50 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.03% +118.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Manual Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Yorkshire region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
West Yorkshire +14 14 £294 -9.69% 8
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) Java
4 8 (32.00%) Selenium
4 8 (32.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Windows
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
6 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
7 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
7 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.00%) PHP
7 5 (20.00%) MySQL
7 5 (20.00%) ISEB
8 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) CSS
8 4 (16.00%) HTML
8 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.00%) Ruby
9 3 (12.00%) QA

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) DVB
1 2 (8.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) Behat
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Tester
2 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Manual Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
1 4 (16.00%) CSS
2 3 (12.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) IPTV
1 2 (8.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) RIA
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.00%) Integration Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Test Management
9 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (12.00%) User Stories
10 2 (8.00%) DevOps
10 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
10 2 (8.00%) System Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Java
2 5 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) C#
3 3 (12.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) Ruby
4 2 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) HP Quality Center
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