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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Rank 77 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 17 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.53% 0.64% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 0.76% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Median daily rate £325 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £253 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £370 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £321 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+6.83% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-26.00% -14.52%

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
936 1192 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.25% 84.66% 87.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 822 704
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% -15.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £10.20 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.87 £19.44 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017, 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 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Automated Testing
3 16 (51.61%) Scrum
3 16 (51.61%) SQL
4 15 (48.39%) Visual Studio
4 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
5 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
5 13 (41.94%) Functional Testing
6 12 (38.71%) Kanban
6 12 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
8 9 (29.03%) MSTest
8 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (29.03%) Selenium
8 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
9 8 (25.81%) .NET
9 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
10 7 (22.58%) Java
10 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (22.58%) ISEB
10 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (22.58%) QA
11 6 (19.35%) Security Testing
11 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
11 6 (19.35%) Oracle
11 6 (19.35%) BDD
11 6 (19.35%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (29.03%) SharePoint
1 9 (29.03%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (48.39%) Visual Studio
2 12 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (29.03%) MSTest
3 9 (29.03%) Selenium
4 4 (12.90%) SoapUI
4 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
5 3 (9.68%) FitNesse
5 3 (9.68%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
6 1 (3.23%) Hudson
6 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.23%) JMeter
6 1 (3.23%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.23%) WatiN
6 1 (3.23%) WATIR
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.23%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Tester
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Software Tester
4 6 (19.35%) Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Manual Test Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) QA Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Test Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Software Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Software Test Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (3.23%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) XML
3 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.45%) Web Services
5 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.23%) Ajax
5 1 (3.23%) HTML
5 1 (3.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Unix
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
1 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (54.84%) Automated Testing
3 16 (51.61%) Scrum
4 13 (41.94%) Functional Testing
4 13 (41.94%) Software Testing
5 12 (38.71%) Kanban
6 10 (32.26%) Test Scripting
7 8 (25.81%) Automation Testing
8 7 (22.58%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (19.35%) BDD
9 6 (19.35%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (19.35%) Security Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 4 (12.90%) E-Commerce
10 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.90%) SDLC
11 3 (9.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) SQL
2 7 (22.58%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) C++
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) XPath
4 2 (6.45%) XQuery
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) ISTQB
2 7 (22.58%) ISEB
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Telerik
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