Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 17 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 188 143
Rank change year-on-year +42 -45 +12
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 38 27 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.86% 0.49% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.58% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 61
Yorkshire median daily rate £270 £306 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.84% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £239 £257 £225
90th Percentile £675 £413 £356
England median daily rate £375 £338 £310
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.87% +2.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.77% -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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3675 4622 5165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.43% 84.14% 83.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2446 3020 3557
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £261 £263 £259
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 130 176
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.11% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.98 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.63 £35.40
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Yorkshire

Manual Testing
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 Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 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
West Yorkshire +13 20 £260 -13.33% 4
South Yorkshire +31 17 £545 +74.40% 1
North Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 28 (73.68%) Test Scripting
1 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
2 19 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 15 (39.47%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (39.47%) Cyber Intelligence
3 15 (39.47%) Tomcat
4 14 (36.84%) DNS
4 14 (36.84%) OpenDNS
4 14 (36.84%) Maltego
4 14 (36.84%) Threat Intelligence
4 14 (36.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 14 (36.84%) Technical Analysis
5 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (31.58%) Project Planning
7 11 (28.95%) Selenium
7 11 (28.95%) Java
7 11 (28.95%) SQL
7 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
8 10 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
8 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (26.32%) Finance
8 10 (26.32%) Scrum
9 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (21.05%) SIEM
10 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (21.05%) User Stories
10 8 (21.05%) Banking
10 8 (21.05%) SOAP
11 7 (18.42%) C#
11 7 (18.42%) QA

Manual Testing
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 15 (39.47%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) OpenDNS
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) Maltego
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Selenium
1 11 (28.95%) SoapUI
2 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
3 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
5 2 (5.26%) JMeter
6 1 (2.63%) Appium
6 1 (2.63%) Gatling
6 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.63%) JUnit
6 1 (2.63%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.63%) TestNG
6 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Manual Test Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Tester
5 4 (10.53%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Manual Tester
6 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Cyberthreat Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Cyberthreat Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Security Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Quality Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Security Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (21.05%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.26%) JSON
3 2 (5.26%) REST
3 2 (5.26%) RESTful
3 2 (5.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (73.68%) Test Automation
1 28 (73.68%) Test Scripting
2 19 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 15 (39.47%) Cyber Intelligence
4 14 (36.84%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 14 (36.84%) Technical Analysis
4 14 (36.84%) Threat Intelligence
5 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (31.58%) Project Planning
7 10 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
7 10 (26.32%) Scrum
7 10 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (21.05%) SIEM
8 8 (21.05%) User Stories
9 7 (18.42%) Test Management
10 6 (15.79%) SDLC
10 6 (15.79%) Web Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
11 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) Scala
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISEB
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Kibana
2 1 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) IBM
3 3 (7.89%) Intel