The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 4.00% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.62% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £295 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 65 72 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 86.67% 77.42% 84.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 61 113
Median daily rate £405 £383 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £305 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Halifax

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Testing in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Halifax

Manual Testing
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 7 (87.50%) SOAP
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
1 7 (87.50%) QA
1 7 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 6 (75.00%) Groovy
3 1 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Automation Test Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Test Scripting
1 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Groovy
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA