The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 78 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 25 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.61% 0.95% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.14% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 0
Average daily rate
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£290 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £26.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -25.71%
Manual Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1312 966 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.75% 83.06% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 685 358
Average daily rate £363 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 20
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.28 £9.68 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £61.40 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Manual Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Manual Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Manual Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Manual Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing across the Leeds region.

Manual Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing.

1 20 (57.14%) QA
2 17 (48.57%) Oracle
3 16 (45.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (31.43%) .NET
6 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 10 (28.57%) Selenium
7 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
7 9 (25.71%) Scrum
8 8 (22.86%) SQL
8 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
8 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (20.00%) NUnit
9 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
10 6 (17.14%) ISEB
10 6 (17.14%) Volume Testing
11 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
11 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
11 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
11 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
11 5 (14.29%) BDD
11 5 (14.29%) C#
11 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 5 (14.29%) TDD
12 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
12 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Web Testing
12 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Manual Testing also 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 that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) FTP
1 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Selenium
2 9 (25.71%) SpecFlow
3 7 (20.00%) NUnit
4 6 (17.14%) Visual Studio
5 5 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 5 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 4 (11.43%) TeamCity
7 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (5.71%) JIRA
9 1 (2.86%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Tester
2 13 (37.14%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Test Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.86%) XML
4 1 (2.86%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
1 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.71%) Scrum
4 8 (22.86%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Volume Testing
7 5 (14.29%) BDD
7 5 (14.29%) TDD
7 5 (14.29%) Automated Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Automation Testing
8 4 (11.43%) Web Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Test Management
10 1 (2.86%) Integration Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Agile Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Functional Testing
10 1 (2.86%) System Testing
10 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
10 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.86%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) ISEB
2 5 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) HL7
2 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft