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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 65 73 83
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.87% 0.99% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.26% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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£340 £320 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +29.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £284 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £356 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £300 £268
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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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
808 716 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.99% 78.94% 76.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 389 510
Average daily rate £350 £321 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £42.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.90% +184.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £29.25 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Selenium
4 6 (28.57%) Java
4 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 5 (23.81%) ISEB
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
5 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) TDD
6 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
6 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
7 3 (14.29%) PHP
7 3 (14.29%) MySQL
7 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) QA
7 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 2 (9.52%) XML

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.52%) DVB
1 2 (9.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (19.05%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Tester
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Manual Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Tester
4 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) IPTV
1 2 (9.52%) Video on Demand
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 5 (23.81%) BDD
4 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
5 4 (19.05%) TDD
5 4 (19.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (19.05%) Automation Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) User Stories
7 2 (9.52%) System Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) ISEB
2 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
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