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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 103 118 118
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 24 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.09% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.74% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 9
Median daily rate £313 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £239 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £370 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
1811 2298 2081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.43% 81.29% 81.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1175 1520 1397
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 50
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +3.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +24 21 £313 +14.67% 11
South Yorkshire - 1 £200 - 2
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 18 (40.91%) Scrum
3 18 (40.91%) Automated Testing
3 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
4 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 16 (36.36%) QA
5 15 (34.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Visual Studio
6 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
6 14 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (29.55%) Kanban
7 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
8 12 (27.27%) Selenium
9 11 (25.00%) .NET
9 11 (25.00%) SoapUI
10 9 (20.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (20.45%) MSTest
10 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing
10 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
11 8 (18.18%) ISEB
11 8 (18.18%) Java
11 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (15.91%) BDD
12 7 (15.91%) SOAP
12 7 (15.91%) Oracle
13 6 (13.64%) XML
13 6 (13.64%) Regression 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 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
1 9 (20.45%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Visual Studio
2 14 (31.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (27.27%) Selenium
4 11 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 9 (20.45%) MSTest
6 5 (11.36%) Robot Framework
6 5 (11.36%) SpecFlow
7 4 (9.09%) FitNesse
8 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
9 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.27%) Hudson
9 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
9 1 (2.27%) JMeter
9 1 (2.27%) TestComplete
9 1 (2.27%) WatiN
9 1 (2.27%) WATIR
9 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.27%) WinRunner
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Tester
2 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 17 (38.64%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Software Tester
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) QA Test Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Automation Tester
7 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Non-Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) SOAP
3 6 (13.64%) XML
4 3 (6.82%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.82%) Web Services
5 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.27%) Ajax
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
1 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.91%) Automated Testing
2 18 (40.91%) Scrum
2 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 15 (34.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (31.82%) Software Testing
5 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
5 13 (29.55%) Kanban
6 9 (20.45%) Automation Testing
7 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (15.91%) BDD
8 7 (15.91%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Agile Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Regression Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Security Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) SDLC
11 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) Java
3 6 (13.64%) Groovy
4 4 (9.09%) C++
5 3 (6.82%) XPath
5 3 (6.82%) XQuery
6 2 (4.55%) C#
6 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.55%) PHP
6 2 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.27%) C
7 1 (2.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.18%) ISEB
3 6 (13.64%) Degree
3 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) IBM
3 1 (2.27%) Telerik
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