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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 103 91 73
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 4 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.26% 0.75% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.88% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 7
Median daily rate £275 £288 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +22.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £247 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £341 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £304 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.23% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - £30.00
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
1316 1139 958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.90% 85.70% 82.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 783 653
Median daily rate £425 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £253 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
Median hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £32.20 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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
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 4 May 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 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
3 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development

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 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (7.14%) Appium
5 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
5 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Manual Tester
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) WSDL
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
4 3 (21.43%) BDD
4 3 (21.43%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (14.29%) CRM
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (14.29%) User Stories
6 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) ERP
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
1 3 (21.43%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle