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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 113 87
Rank change year-on-year +15 -26  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 7 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.35% 0.34% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.39% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 25
Median daily rate £260 £315 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.46% +9.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £331 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

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 1242 1795 1801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.49% 87.48% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 1234 1288
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 30
Median hourly rate £10.89 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.93% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.99 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 +18 5 £260 -17.46% 6
Bradford +9 1 - -
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 19 (63.33%) Visual Studio
3 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
4 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (46.67%) Functional Testing
5 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
7 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (30.00%) SQL
8 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
8 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (30.00%) MSTest
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) Scrum
9 8 (26.67%) Kanban
9 8 (26.67%) QA
10 7 (23.33%) ISEB
10 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
11 6 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (20.00%) Oracle
11 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.67%) .NET
12 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 5 (16.67%) Degree
12 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (16.67%) BDD
13 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) Visual Studio
2 14 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (30.00%) MSTest
4 7 (23.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (13.33%) Selenium
5 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
6 3 (10.00%) Appium
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Tester
2 13 (43.33%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Software Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Manual Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Regression Tester
6 2 (6.67%) Software Manager
6 2 (6.67%) Software Test Manager
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Tester
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) NHS
3 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (46.67%) Functional Testing
2 14 (46.67%) Software Testing
3 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
5 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Kanban
6 8 (26.67%) Scrum
7 6 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (16.67%) BDD
8 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
8 5 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (13.33%) SDLC
9 4 (13.33%) Web Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Agile Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Defect Management
10 3 (10.00%) Project Management
10 3 (10.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Groovy
3 2 (6.67%) C#
3 2 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (23.33%) ISEB
3 5 (16.67%) Degree
3 5 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle