Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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.

Manual Testing
England > North East
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 153 120
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 0 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.37% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.44% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
North East median daily rate - £390 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +83.53% -
England median daily rate £375 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +72.41%

Manual Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1025 2252 1700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.22% 84.31% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 1563 1080
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.83% +7.07%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £255
90th Percentile £550 £525 £591
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 74
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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