The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 78 98 100
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 25 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.86% 0.47% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.57% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 10
Median daily rate £295 £268 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.28% -6.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £205 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £333
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1131 1571 1522
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.34% 82.51% 85.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 1093 983
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £36.00
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 West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire 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
Leeds +21 22 £300 +11.11% 5
Halifax - 3 £295 - 2
Bradford +5 1 - - 1
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
2 18 (43.90%) Visual Studio
3 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 16 (39.02%) Automated Testing
4 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
4 15 (36.59%) QA
4 15 (36.59%) Scrum
5 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
5 14 (34.15%) Functional Testing
6 13 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (29.27%) SoapUI
8 11 (26.83%) Kanban
9 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (21.95%) MSTest
9 9 (21.95%) Selenium
9 9 (21.95%) SharePoint
10 8 (19.51%) .NET
10 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (19.51%) Automation Testing
11 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.07%) SOAP
11 7 (17.07%) ISEB
11 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
12 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
12 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
12 6 (14.63%) Oracle
12 6 (14.63%) Java
12 6 (14.63%) Exploratory Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 (21.95%) SharePoint
1 9 (21.95%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Visual Studio
2 13 (31.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (29.27%) SoapUI
4 9 (21.95%) MSTest
4 9 (21.95%) Selenium
5 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
6 3 (7.32%) FitNesse
6 3 (7.32%) Robot Framework
7 2 (4.88%) Appium
8 1 (2.44%) JMeter
8 1 (2.44%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.44%) WatiN
8 1 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
1 19 (46.34%) Test Analyst
2 18 (43.90%) Tester
3 8 (19.51%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Manual Test Analyst
4 7 (17.07%) Software Tester
5 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) QA Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) QA Test Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Manager
8 2 (4.88%) Software Test Manager
8 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.44%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) SOAP
3 3 (7.32%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.88%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
2 16 (39.02%) Automated Testing
3 15 (36.59%) Scrum
4 14 (34.15%) Functional Testing
4 14 (34.15%) Software Testing
4 14 (34.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (26.83%) Kanban
6 8 (19.51%) Automation Testing
6 8 (19.51%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
7 6 (14.63%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (12.20%) BDD
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Agile Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Defect Management
9 4 (9.76%) SDLC
9 4 (9.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Groovy
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) C++
4 2 (4.88%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) XPath
4 2 (4.88%) XQuery
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
5 1 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) Ruby
5 1 (2.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.07%) ISEB
3 5 (12.20%) Degree
3 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (36.59%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle