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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 120 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 25 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.87% 0.56% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.75% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 2
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£300 £263 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £312 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
Manual Testing
England

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
2320 1872 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.06% 74.52% 72.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1609 1240 741
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 £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 48 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £122.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 26 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 21 £300 +17.64% 5
North Yorkshire +4 3 £315 +20.00%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 26 (65.00%) QA
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (27.50%) SQL
5 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.00%) Selenium
6 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (22.50%) Oracle
7 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (20.00%) ISEB
8 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
8 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
8 7 (17.50%) Scrum
8 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
9 6 (15.00%) SpecFlow
9 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.00%) Volume Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Finance
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
11 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
11 4 (10.00%) .NET
11 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 4 (10.00%) CSS
11 4 (10.00%) SOA
11 4 (10.00%) Test Management
11 4 (10.00%) Android
11 4 (10.00%) NUnit
11 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 3 (7.50%) TDD

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 (2.50%) uiautomator
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Selenium
2 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (15.00%) SpecFlow
4 4 (10.00%) NUnit
5 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (7.50%) JIRA
6 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
6 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.50%) Hudson
7 1 (2.50%) XMLSpy
7 1 (2.50%) Subversion
7 1 (2.50%) TestPartner
7 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
7 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.50%) Calabash
7 1 (2.50%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.50%) Appium
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Games
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Analyst
1 23 (57.50%) Test Analyst
2 18 (45.00%) Tester
3 5 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) AS400 Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) .NET
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (7.50%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (2.50%) XSD
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) W3C
3 1 (2.50%) AS400
3 1 (2.50%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.50%) Online Games
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Android
2 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 7 (17.50%) Automated Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Scrum
3 7 (17.50%) Automation Testing
4 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (15.00%) Volume Testing
5 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.00%) SOA
5 4 (10.00%) Test Management
6 3 (7.50%) BDD
6 3 (7.50%) TDD
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.50%) Functional Testing
8 1 (2.50%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.50%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) ISEB
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (65.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) HL7
2 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago