The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 130 144 128
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 43 26 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.26% 0.81% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.98% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 39 22 29
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £26,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Manual Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3019 2650 2430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.17% 82.92% 82.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2352 2041 2072
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT 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
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Leeds region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in Leeds

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing.

1 51 (67.11%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (52.63%) Automated Testing
3 34 (44.74%) ISEB
4 30 (39.47%) QA
5 29 (38.16%) Selenium
6 25 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 24 (31.58%) Java
8 22 (28.95%) SQL
8 22 (28.95%) Automation Testing
9 20 (26.32%) Software Testing
10 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
11 17 (22.37%) Degree
12 16 (21.05%) .NET
12 16 (21.05%) Regression Testing
13 15 (19.74%) Finance
14 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
15 12 (15.79%) Integration Testing
15 12 (15.79%) ISTQB
16 11 (14.47%) Project Planning
16 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
16 11 (14.47%) Fault Management
16 11 (14.47%) Non-Functional Testing
16 11 (14.47%) Integration Acceptance Testing
17 10 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
17 10 (13.16%) JIRA
17 10 (13.16%) Test Planning
17 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
18 9 (11.84%) HP Quality Center
19 8 (10.53%) BDD
19 8 (10.53%) FitNesse

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT 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 IT job ads sampled that cited Manual Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.95%) JBoss
1 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.58%) MySQL
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 29 (38.16%) Selenium
2 10 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (13.16%) JIRA
3 8 (10.53%) FitNesse
4 7 (9.21%) WebDriver
5 5 (6.58%) Maven
5 5 (6.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (6.58%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.95%) Ant
6 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.63%) JUnit
8 1 (1.32%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.32%) NUnit
8 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.32%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.32%) Selenium IDE
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 7 (9.21%) Retail
3 7 (9.21%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 48 (63.16%) Analyst
1 48 (63.16%) Test Analyst
2 33 (43.42%) Senior Analyst
2 33 (43.42%) Senior Test Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Tester
3 10 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Automation Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 7 (9.21%) Functional Tester
6 6 (7.89%) Software Test Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Developer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (6.58%) Test Manager
7 5 (6.58%) Team Leader
7 5 (6.58%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Technical Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.05%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) CSS
3 5 (6.58%) Hibernate
3 5 (6.58%) jQuery
4 3 (3.95%) JPA
4 3 (3.95%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.95%) JDBC
4 3 (3.95%) SOAP
4 3 (3.95%) XML
5 2 (2.63%) XSD
5 2 (2.63%) WSDL
5 2 (2.63%) J2EE
5 2 (2.63%) Web Services
5 2 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.63%) Spring
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (67.11%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (52.63%) Automated Testing
3 22 (28.95%) Automation Testing
4 20 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 18 (23.68%) Test Scripting
6 16 (21.05%) Regression Testing
7 14 (18.42%) Test Strategy
8 12 (15.79%) Integration Testing
9 11 (14.47%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (14.47%) Project Planning
9 11 (14.47%) Fault Management
9 11 (14.47%) Business Analysis
9 11 (14.47%) Integration Acceptance Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Test Planning
10 10 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 8 (10.53%) SOA
11 8 (10.53%) TDD
11 8 (10.53%) BDD
12 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
12 7 (9.21%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 24 (31.58%) Java
2 22 (28.95%) SQL
3 6 (7.89%) VB.NET
3 6 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.95%) Perl
4 3 (3.95%) C
4 3 (3.95%) C#
4 3 (3.95%) Ruby
5 2 (2.63%) VBA
5 2 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (44.74%) ISEB
2 25 (32.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (22.37%) Degree
4 12 (15.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (39.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.58%) Nagios
3 3 (3.95%) Hyperic
3 3 (3.95%) Opsview
Vendors
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.58%) Remedy
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (1.32%) SAP
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