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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Rank 72 79 74
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 14 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.26% 0.70% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.82% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 9
Median daily rate £275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £267 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £370 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +44.44%

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
939 1218 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.59% 85.53% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 828 709
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £560 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £10.36 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £45.10 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
2 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
2 10 (47.62%) Scrum
3 9 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (42.86%) Kanban
4 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) Selenium
5 7 (33.33%) QA
6 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
6 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
7 5 (23.81%) MSTest
7 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
7 5 (23.81%) XML
7 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
8 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
8 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (19.05%) .NET
8 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
8 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
8 4 (19.05%) SDLC
8 4 (19.05%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
9 3 (14.29%) User Stories

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
1 5 (23.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
2 8 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (23.81%) MSTest
5 4 (19.05%) SoapUI
6 3 (14.29%) FitNesse
6 3 (14.29%) Robot Framework
7 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (4.76%) HP UFT
7 1 (4.76%) Hudson
7 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
7 1 (4.76%) JMeter
7 1 (4.76%) TestComplete
7 1 (4.76%) WatiN
7 1 (4.76%) WATIR
7 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 1 (4.76%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Tester
3 6 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Software Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (4.76%) Selenium Tester
7 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 2 (9.52%) Web Services
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Ajax
5 1 (4.76%) HTML
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Automated Testing
2 10 (47.62%) Scrum
2 10 (47.62%) Test Scripting
3 9 (42.86%) Kanban
4 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Security Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) PHP
4 2 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 2 (9.52%) XPath
4 2 (9.52%) XQuery
5 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Telerik