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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 86 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.61% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.91% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Average daily rate £275 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £271 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £308 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-14.52% +95.00%
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
1245 985 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.78% 86.48% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 707 476
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £29.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Test Management
3 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 15 (41.67%) Visual Studio
4 15 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
5 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
6 13 (36.11%) ISEB
7 12 (33.33%) E-Commerce
7 12 (33.33%) SQL
8 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
9 9 (25.00%) QA
10 6 (16.67%) Selenium
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle
10 6 (16.67%) Appium
11 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
11 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
11 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
11 5 (13.89%) Finance
12 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (11.11%) WATIR
12 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (11.11%) Kanban
12 4 (11.11%) Scrum
12 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) CMS
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 15 (41.67%) Visual Studio
2 6 (16.67%) Appium
2 6 (16.67%) Selenium
3 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (11.11%) Oracle APEX
4 4 (11.11%) WATIR
5 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.78%) FitNesse
6 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Analyst
1 17 (47.22%) Test Analyst
2 12 (33.33%) Tester
3 7 (19.44%) Manual Tester
4 5 (13.89%) Test Leader
5 4 (11.11%) Automation Tester
5 4 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
5 4 (11.11%) QA Manual Tester
5 4 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Systems Tester
7 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) WSDL
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
1 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Test Management
3 15 (41.67%) Defect Tracking
4 14 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 12 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (13.89%) Automation Testing
6 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (11.11%) Kanban
7 4 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Scrum
7 4 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
8 2 (5.56%) Migration
8 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.56%) User Stories
8 2 (5.56%) Web Testing
9 1 (2.78%) Analytics
9 1 (2.78%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) VB.NET
3 2 (5.56%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISEB
2 11 (30.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (2.78%) Citrix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day £300-375 / day
Posted: 6 days ago