The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Tester
Rank - - 75
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds - - 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £253 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.96% -15.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £162.50 -
Manual Tester
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
900 832 1018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.00% 94.98% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 458 551
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 37 38
Average hourly rate £12.50 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 8 (72.73%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Functional Testing
2 8 (72.73%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) User Stories
4 6 (54.55%) QA
4 6 (54.55%) C#
4 6 (54.55%) Java
4 6 (54.55%) SQL
4 6 (54.55%) .NET
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) System Testing
7 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 8 (72.73%) BDD
2 8 (72.73%) Functional Testing
2 8 (72.73%) TDD
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
4 6 (54.55%) User Stories
5 3 (27.27%) Manual Testing
6 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) C#
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center