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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 80 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 24 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.42% 0.99% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.22% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £216 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £365 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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
1391 821 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.11% 81.29% 79.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 540 406
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.47% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Visual Studio
3 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
3 17 (39.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
4 16 (37.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (37.21%) QA
5 12 (27.91%) .NET
5 12 (27.91%) Test Management
6 11 (25.58%) Oracle
6 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
6 11 (25.58%) E-Commerce
7 10 (23.26%) SQL
7 10 (23.26%) ISEB
7 10 (23.26%) Selenium
8 9 (20.93%) Scrum
8 9 (20.93%) SpecFlow
9 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
9 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (16.28%) Web Testing
10 7 (16.28%) NUnit
10 7 (16.28%) Appium
11 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
11 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
12 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
12 5 (11.63%) TDD
12 5 (11.63%) C#
12 5 (11.63%) Gherkin
12 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
12 5 (11.63%) Cucumber

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) FTP
1 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Visual Studio
2 16 (37.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (23.26%) Selenium
4 9 (20.93%) SpecFlow
5 7 (16.28%) Appium
5 7 (16.28%) NUnit
6 5 (11.63%) WebDriver
6 5 (11.63%) Cucumber
7 4 (9.30%) TeamCity
8 2 (4.65%) JIRA
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (2.33%) XMLSpy
General
1 1 (2.33%) Back Office
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Test Analyst
1 25 (58.14%) Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Tester
3 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Tester
4 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) NHS
2 1 (2.33%) iSeries
2 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
1 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (37.21%) Test Scripting
4 12 (27.91%) Test Management
5 11 (25.58%) E-Commerce
6 9 (20.93%) Scrum
7 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.28%) Web Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Software Testing
9 6 (13.95%) Automation Testing
10 5 (11.63%) BDD
10 5 (11.63%) TDD
10 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
11 2 (4.65%) Migration
12 1 (2.33%) Project Management
12 1 (2.33%) Regression Testing
12 1 (2.33%) Integration Testing
12 1 (2.33%) Agile Testing
12 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
12 1 (2.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) C#
3 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (37.21%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) Citrix
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