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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 99 130 121
Rank change year-on-year +31 -9  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 27 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.27% 0.42% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.52% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 14
Median daily rate £295 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £367 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

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 1757 2301 2187
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.53% 81.05% 82.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 1562 1414
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
West Yorkshire +31 25 £295 +10.28% 11
South Yorkshire - 1 £225 - 1
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Manual Testing
England

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 20 (42.55%) Test Scripting
3 18 (38.30%) Visual Studio
4 17 (36.17%) Scrum
4 17 (36.17%) Automated Testing
4 17 (36.17%) QA
5 16 (34.04%) ISTQB
6 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
6 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (31.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (29.79%) Functional Testing
8 12 (25.53%) SoapUI
8 12 (25.53%) Selenium
8 12 (25.53%) Kanban
8 12 (25.53%) .NET
9 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
9 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
9 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.15%) MSTest
9 9 (19.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (19.15%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Automation Testing
10 8 (17.02%) ISEB
11 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
11 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.89%) Oracle
11 7 (14.89%) Java
11 7 (14.89%) SOAP
11 7 (14.89%) Exploratory Testing

Manual Testing
Top Related 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 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
1 9 (19.15%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (38.30%) Visual Studio
2 15 (31.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (25.53%) Selenium
3 12 (25.53%) SoapUI
4 9 (19.15%) MSTest
5 5 (10.64%) Robot Framework
5 5 (10.64%) SpecFlow
6 4 (8.51%) FitNesse
7 2 (4.26%) Appium
8 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.13%) JIRA
8 1 (2.13%) JMeter
8 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
8 1 (2.13%) WatiN
8 1 (2.13%) WATIR
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Tester
2 20 (42.55%) Analyst
2 20 (42.55%) Test Analyst
3 9 (19.15%) Software Tester
4 8 (17.02%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Manual Test Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) SQL Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) QA Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Agile Tester
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Software Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Software Test Manager
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) .NET
2 7 (14.89%) SOAP
3 4 (8.51%) Gherkin
4 3 (6.38%) Web Services
4 3 (6.38%) XML
5 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) AS400
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
1 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (42.55%) Test Scripting
3 17 (36.17%) Automated Testing
3 17 (36.17%) Scrum
4 15 (31.91%) Software Testing
4 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (29.79%) Functional Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Kanban
7 9 (19.15%) Automation Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Exploratory Testing
8 7 (14.89%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.77%) Agile Testing
9 6 (12.77%) BDD
9 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.64%) Security Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 4 (8.51%) Defect Management
11 4 (8.51%) SDLC
11 4 (8.51%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
3 6 (12.77%) Groovy
4 4 (8.51%) C++
5 3 (6.38%) XPath
5 3 (6.38%) XQuery
6 2 (4.26%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) Perl
7 1 (2.13%) PHP
7 1 (2.13%) Python
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) ISTQB
2 8 (17.02%) ISEB
3 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.17%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) IBM
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