Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 154 124
Rank change year-on-year +15 -30 +7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 21 25 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.69% 0.70% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.81% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 51
West Yorkshire median daily rate £260 £298 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.61% +6.25% -8.94%
10th Percentile £236 £257 £255
90th Percentile £290 £413 £356
Yorkshire median daily rate £268 £300 £280
% change year-on-year -10.67% +7.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2578 3083 3797
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.97% 86.17% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1778 2021 2613
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 63 110
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.58 £10.26 £9.24
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.50 £40.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.47% +1.72% -

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +12 18 £260 -13.33% 6
Bradford - 1 - -
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 12 (57.14%) Selenium
2 12 (57.14%) Java
2 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) SoapUI
3 11 (52.38%) Exploratory Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Scrum
4 9 (42.86%) SOAP
4 9 (42.86%) User Stories
4 9 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (38.10%) C#
5 8 (38.10%) Test Management
6 7 (33.33%) QA
7 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
7 6 (28.57%) SDLC
7 6 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
8 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) Web Testing
9 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (14.29%) BDD
10 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 3 (14.29%) Kanban
10 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
10 3 (14.29%) JIRA
10 3 (14.29%) ISEB
11 2 (9.52%) JMeter

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Selenium
1 12 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 6 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (9.52%) JMeter
6 1 (4.76%) Appium
6 1 (4.76%) Gatling
6 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.76%) JUnit
6 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.76%) TestNG
6 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
2 12 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
3 6 (28.57%) Tester
4 5 (23.81%) Manual Tester
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Web Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Web Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Java Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) QA Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Quality Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) SOAP
2 2 (9.52%) Gherkin
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) RESTful
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (61.90%) Test Automation
2 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
3 11 (52.38%) Exploratory Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Scrum
4 9 (42.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (42.86%) User Stories
5 8 (38.10%) Test Management
6 6 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (28.57%) SDLC
7 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
7 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Web Testing
8 3 (14.29%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) Kanban
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Microservices
9 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
1 12 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) Scala
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ISEB
1 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft