The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / North East
Rank 79 72 -
Rank change year-on-year -7 -  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.14% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £275 -
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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 631 744 461
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.52% 85.32% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 507 259
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 18
Median hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.55% +44.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.71 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.00 £30.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in the North East

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Durham -3 1 £275 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 8 (88.89%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Data Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) NHS
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Tableau
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
6 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Tableau Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Data Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Migration
2 7 (77.78%) Risk Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Test Planning
2 7 (77.78%) Waterfall
3 4 (44.44%) Analytics
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Dashboard Development
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Tableau