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 3 months to 23 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 140 110
Rank change year-on-year +38 -30  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 6 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.89% 0.21% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.25% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 29
Median daily rate £365 £315 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.87% +8.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £329 £315
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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1705 2446 2463
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.49% 86.68% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 1705 1719
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 56
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.90 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.31% +1.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £10.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £26.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
South Yorkshire - 12 £650 -
West Yorkshire +21 5 £260 -17.46% 6
Manual Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 35 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 20 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 19 (42.22%) Visual Studio
4 17 (37.78%) ISTQB
5 16 (35.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 15 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (26.67%) Tomcat
9 12 (26.67%) DNS
9 12 (26.67%) Technical Analysis
9 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (26.67%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (26.67%) Cyber Intelligence
9 12 (26.67%) OpenDNS
9 12 (26.67%) Maltego
10 11 (24.44%) SQL
11 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
11 9 (20.00%) ISEB
11 9 (20.00%) Scrum
11 9 (20.00%) Project Planning
11 9 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
11 9 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
11 9 (20.00%) MSTest
11 9 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (17.78%) QA
12 8 (17.78%) Kanban
12 8 (17.78%) SQL Server

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 12 (26.67%) Tomcat
2 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) OpenDNS
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) Maltego
2 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (42.22%) Visual Studio
2 14 (31.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (20.00%) MSTest
4 7 (15.56%) SoapUI
5 5 (11.11%) Selenium
5 5 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.67%) Appium
7 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Analyst
2 18 (40.00%) Tester
3 13 (28.89%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Software Tester
5 4 (8.89%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Cyberthreat Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Regression Tester
7 2 (4.44%) Software Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat Consultant
8 1 (2.22%) QA Test Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (15.56%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) NHS
3 3 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 20 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 16 (35.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 15 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (26.67%) Cyber Intelligence
6 12 (26.67%) Technical Analysis
7 9 (20.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 9 (20.00%) Project Planning
7 9 (20.00%) Scrum
7 9 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 9 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
8 8 (17.78%) Kanban
9 7 (15.56%) Exploratory Testing
10 6 (13.33%) BDD
10 6 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (11.11%) E-Commerce
11 5 (11.11%) Regression Testing
11 5 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) Groovy
3 2 (4.44%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (37.78%) ISTQB
2 9 (20.00%) ISEB
3 6 (13.33%) Degree
3 6 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
4 3 (6.67%) Intel
5 1 (2.22%) HP