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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 131 119 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.32% 1.15% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.41% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 32 11
Median daily rate £325 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £251 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £405 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £290 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +25.00%
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
2309 2629 1875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.56% 81.72% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1490 1838 1154
Median daily rate £420 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 81 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.66 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £37.04 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -14 8 £325 +16.07% 6
South Yorkshire +1 1 £313 +16.71%
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Selenium
3 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
4 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 5 (31.25%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
7 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
7 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (18.75%) System Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) ERP
8 2 (12.50%) PHP
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (12.50%) SOAP
8 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.25%) Hudson
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.25%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
1 9 (56.25%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
4 1 (6.25%) Ajax
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Defect Management
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) SDLC
6 3 (18.75%) Security Testing
6 3 (18.75%) System Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 2 (12.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (12.50%) ERP
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) IFS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle
1 1 (6.25%) SAP
1 1 (6.25%) Telerik