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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Tester
Rank 96 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.14% 0.18% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate £238 £268 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% -4.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £270
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Manual Tester
West Yorkshire

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
1400 1048 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.85% 93.82% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 752 567
Average daily rate £380 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 7 (87.50%) Manual Testing
2 6 (75.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Kanban
3 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) WATIR
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (12.50%) Java
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Manual Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
1 4 (50.00%) WATIR
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Manual Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Kanban
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft