The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 121 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 19 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.66% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.65% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 2
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£288 £249 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.57% -14.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £208 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £304 £310 £318
% change year-on-year
-2.01% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- +76.47%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2322 1843 1455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.32% 73.40% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1208 779
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £48.50 £104.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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
West Yorkshire -8 14 £313 +32.97%
North Yorkshire +1 5 £218 -17.14% 1
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England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 19 (61.29%) QA
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
3 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.81%) Oracle
4 8 (25.81%) ISEB
5 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
5 6 (19.35%) Volume Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
7 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
7 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.90%) CSS
7 4 (12.90%) SOA
7 4 (12.90%) Android
7 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Selenium
8 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
8 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
8 3 (9.68%) HTML
8 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
8 3 (9.68%) .NET
8 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
9 2 (6.45%) ERP

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) uiautomator
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (12.90%) Selenium
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.45%) JIRA
5 1 (3.23%) Appium
5 1 (3.23%) eggPlant
5 1 (3.23%) Calabash
5 1 (3.23%) Subversion
5 1 (3.23%) Hudson
5 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.23%) XMLSpy
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Analyst
1 18 (58.06%) Test Analyst
2 12 (38.71%) Tester
3 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.23%) XSD
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Online Games
3 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Android
2 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Volume Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
4 4 (12.90%) SOA
4 4 (12.90%) Automated Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Software Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Testing
6 2 (6.45%) ERP
6 2 (6.45%) Regression Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Test Management
6 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) People Management
7 1 (3.23%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.23%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ISEB
2 6 (19.35%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (61.29%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) HL7
2 1 (3.23%) Solvency II
2 1 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards
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