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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 84 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.26% 1.13% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.39% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +50.00%
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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
1208 1006 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.48% 81.33% 76.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 715 322
Average daily rate £363 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
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 27 May 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 20 (74.07%) QA
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (37.04%) Selenium
4 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 9 (33.33%) Scrum
5 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (29.63%) SpecFlow
6 7 (25.93%) SQL
7 6 (22.22%) ISEB
7 6 (22.22%) NUnit
7 6 (22.22%) Volume Testing
8 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
8 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 5 (18.52%) BDD
8 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
8 5 (18.52%) TDD
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
9 4 (14.81%) C#
9 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
9 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
9 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
10 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (11.11%) TeamCity

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (3.70%) uiautomator
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Selenium
2 8 (29.63%) SpecFlow
3 6 (22.22%) NUnit
4 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
4 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
5 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
5 3 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (7.41%) JIRA
7 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 1 (3.70%) XMLSpy
7 1 (3.70%) Subversion
7 1 (3.70%) Hudson
7 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.70%) Calabash
7 1 (3.70%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.70%) Appium
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Tester
2 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 11 (40.74%) Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Agile Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.70%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
2 1 (3.70%) Online Games
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (40.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) Volume Testing
5 5 (18.52%) TDD
5 5 (18.52%) Automated Testing
5 5 (18.52%) BDD
5 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.81%) Automation Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Test Management
8 1 (3.70%) System Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Functional Testing
8 1 (3.70%) Web Testing
8 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.70%) ETL
8 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (74.07%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) HL7
2 1 (3.70%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
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