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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 98 84 64
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -20
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.34% 1.41% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.65% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 10
Median daily rate £299 £288 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £259 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £303 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.50 -
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
1294 1392 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.67% 85.35% 83.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 913 1027 593
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £175.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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 29 July 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 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Appium
5 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (10.00%) JIRA

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 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) LiveCycle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Selenium
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (10.00%) Appium
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
1 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
5 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) HP