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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 116 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 15 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.57% 0.44% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.59% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £256 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £360 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £4.00
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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
2030 1681 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.57% 74.45% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1019 859
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 50 69
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -8 10 £325 -3.70% 9
North Yorkshire +1 5 £220 -14.56% 2
South Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (53.57%) Selenium
3 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 8 (28.57%) ISEB
4 8 (28.57%) Automation Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (21.43%) Java
6 6 (21.43%) QA
7 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
7 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
7 5 (17.86%) BDD
7 5 (17.86%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
7 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
8 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (14.29%) Windows
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 3 (10.71%) W3C
9 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
9 3 (10.71%) HTML
9 3 (10.71%) CSS

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) uiautomator
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Selenium
2 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.14%) Calabash
4 2 (7.14%) eggPlant
4 2 (7.14%) Hudson
4 2 (7.14%) Appium
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Games
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
2 13 (46.43%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (3.57%) Software Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.57%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Web Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Web Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) HTML
1 3 (10.71%) CSS
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) W3C
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 2 (7.14%) Online Games
2 2 (7.14%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
2 10 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 8 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.86%) BDD
5 5 (17.86%) TDD
5 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
6 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 2 (7.14%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 6 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 2 (7.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle