The first table below looks at the demand for the Manual Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 16 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.36% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 0
Average daily rate £280 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
-22.75% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - -
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 726 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.44% 94.90% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 372 462
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £40.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Manual Tester
West Yorkshire

Manual Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Manual Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Manual Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Manual Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Manual Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Manual Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Manual Tester in their job title.

1 15 (88.24%) BDD
2 14 (82.35%) TDD
3 13 (76.47%) SQL
3 13 (76.47%) Test Scripting
4 12 (70.59%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (64.71%) User Stories
5 11 (64.71%) QA
5 11 (64.71%) Java
6 10 (58.82%) Scrum
7 9 (52.94%) C#
7 9 (52.94%) .NET
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle
10 2 (11.76%) UNIX
10 2 (11.76%) Solaris
10 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
11 1 (5.88%) System Testing
11 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
11 1 (5.88%) XML
11 1 (5.88%) Finance

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Manual Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Manual Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) UNIX
1 2 (11.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (88.24%) BDD
2 14 (82.35%) TDD
3 13 (76.47%) Test Scripting
4 11 (64.71%) User Stories
5 10 (58.82%) Scrum
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
9 1 (5.88%) System Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle
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