Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Tester
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 - 208
Rank change year-on-year - +208 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 10 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.23% - 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 8
Yorkshire median daily rate £260 - £394
10th Percentile £224 - £268
90th Percentile £265 - £424
England median daily rate £300 £275 £303
% change year-on-year +9.09% -9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,265 4,642 5,720
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 96.09% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,811 2,981 3,752
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £544 £538 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 207 299
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.92 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.80% -0.61% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.50 £9.14
90th Percentile £40.00 £26.75 £25.00
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Manual Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Yorkshire

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Tester in Yorkshire

Manual Tester
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
West Yorkshire - 8 £260 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £215 -
Manual Tester
England

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Selenium
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (70.00%) SOAP
2 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
2 7 (70.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 6 (60.00%) QA
3 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (60.00%) C#
3 6 (60.00%) SQL
3 6 (60.00%) Test Management
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) JIRA
7 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) CMS
7 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
7 1 (10.00%) SAP
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013

Manual Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Selenium
1 7 (70.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) MSTest
2 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (70.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Manual Testing
2 7 (70.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Scrum
3 6 (60.00%) Test Management
3 6 (60.00%) User Stories
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Kanban
6 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (10.00%) SDLC
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) C#
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) SAP