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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 82 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 11 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.95% 1.15% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.32% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 3
Median daily rate £275 £301 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.71% -7.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +51.51%
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
984 1367 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.05% 87.13% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 911 656
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -3.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 2016, 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 7 (46.67%) Java
4 7 (46.67%) QA
5 6 (40.00%) Selenium
5 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
6 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 5 (33.33%) XML
6 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Kanban
7 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
7 4 (26.67%) SDLC
7 4 (26.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (20.00%) User Stories
8 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Robot Framework
8 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
8 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Usability Testing
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
4 3 (20.00%) FitNesse
4 3 (20.00%) Robot Framework
4 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 1 (6.67%) Hudson
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
5 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) QA Test Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Ajax
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) Scrum
2 10 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 6 (40.00%) Security Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Kanban
5 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
6 3 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Usability Testing
6 3 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) XPath
4 2 (13.33%) XQuery
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) C
5 1 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (6.67%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Telerik