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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 102 112 112
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 40 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.36% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.68% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 2
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£290 £220 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £185 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
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
2391 1758 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.35% 74.43% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1143 804
Average daily rate £373 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 49 57
Average hourly rate £15.39 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 0 31 £288 +30.68%
North Yorkshire - 2 £315 - 3
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 28 (47.46%) QA
1 28 (47.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (42.37%) Oracle
4 20 (33.90%) .NET
5 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
6 14 (23.73%) SQL
6 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
7 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
8 12 (20.34%) Selenium
9 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.64%) ISEB
10 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
10 10 (16.95%) Oracle Database
11 9 (15.25%) SpecFlow
11 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
11 9 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (15.25%) Scrum
12 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
12 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (13.56%) C#
12 8 (13.56%) Automation Testing
13 7 (11.86%) BDD
13 7 (11.86%) Finance
13 7 (11.86%) NUnit
14 6 (10.17%) Volume Testing
15 5 (8.47%) TDD
15 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
15 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
15 5 (8.47%) WebDriver

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) FTP
1 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.95%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Visual Studio
2 12 (20.34%) Selenium
3 9 (15.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (15.25%) SpecFlow
4 7 (11.86%) NUnit
5 5 (8.47%) WebDriver
5 5 (8.47%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.08%) JIRA
8 1 (1.69%) TestPartner
8 1 (1.69%) XMLSpy
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Test Analyst
1 28 (47.46%) Analyst
2 26 (44.07%) Tester
3 5 (8.47%) Agile Test Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Lead Tester
3 5 (8.47%) Test Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Agile Tester
4 4 (6.78%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Manual Tester
7 1 (1.69%) Systems Tester
7 1 (1.69%) Project Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) Manual Test Analyst
7 1 (1.69%) AS400 Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.90%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.78%) CSS
4 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (5.08%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) XML
6 1 (1.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) NHS
1 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) iSeries
3 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.69%) W3C
3 1 (1.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Android
1 3 (5.08%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.69%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (27.12%) Software Testing
4 13 (22.03%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Scrum
6 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (13.56%) Automation Testing
7 7 (11.86%) BDD
8 6 (10.17%) Volume Testing
9 5 (8.47%) TDD
10 4 (6.78%) SOA
10 4 (6.78%) Web Testing
10 4 (6.78%) Test Management
11 3 (5.08%) Performance Testing
12 2 (3.39%) Security Testing
12 2 (3.39%) Migration
12 2 (3.39%) OO
12 2 (3.39%) System Testing
12 2 (3.39%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) C#
3 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) ISEB
2 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (47.46%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) HL7
2 1 (1.69%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
Vendors
1 25 (42.37%) Oracle
2 10 (16.95%) Microsoft