The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 76 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.87% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.52% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £235 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.47% -3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £83.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+388.23% -54.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
901 579 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.08% 76.08% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 316 384
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £22.45 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Manual Testing
West Yorkshire

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
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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (16.67%) Ruby
6 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 2 (16.67%) IPTV
6 2 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) Python
6 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) DVB
6 2 (16.67%) C#
6 2 (16.67%) C++
6 2 (16.67%) HTML
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (16.67%) PHP
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) .NET
6 2 (16.67%) MySQL
6 2 (16.67%) CSS
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Linux

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) DVB
1 2 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Manual Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) IPTV
1 2 (16.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
5 2 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) System Testing
6 1 (8.33%) V-Model
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Web Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Unified Process
6 1 (8.33%) RAD
6 1 (8.33%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) PHP
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
1 2 (16.67%) Python
1 2 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center