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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Manual Testing
Rank 144 141 148
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 35 43 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.04% 1.23% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.37% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 34 41 28
Average salary £34,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
2971 3148 2837
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.11% 90.07% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2457 2535 2180
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (57.14%) Selenium
3 28 (50.00%) ISEB
4 27 (48.21%) Software Testing
5 26 (46.43%) SQL
6 25 (44.64%) ISTQB
7 23 (41.07%) Test Scripting
8 22 (39.29%) Automated Testing
9 21 (37.50%) QA
9 21 (37.50%) Automation Testing
10 19 (33.93%) .NET
11 16 (28.57%) Scrum
12 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
13 13 (23.21%) Functional Testing
14 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
14 12 (21.43%) HP UFT
15 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
15 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
16 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
17 9 (16.07%) Test Management
17 9 (16.07%) Degree
17 9 (16.07%) Finance
17 9 (16.07%) Java
18 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
19 7 (12.50%) SDLC
19 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
19 7 (12.50%) Chemistry
19 7 (12.50%) C#
19 7 (12.50%) Oracle

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) HTTP
2 2 (3.57%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) Big Data
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 32 (57.14%) Selenium
2 12 (21.43%) HP UFT
3 11 (19.64%) SoapUI
4 8 (14.29%) WebDriver
5 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.36%) Firebug
6 3 (5.36%) JUnit
6 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.57%) JMeter
7 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.57%) Maven
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.79%) Ant
8 1 (1.79%) SilkTest
8 1 (1.79%) Subversion
8 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.79%) Toad
8 1 (1.79%) WatiN
8 1 (1.79%) WATIR
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Analyst
2 27 (48.21%) Test Analyst
3 22 (39.29%) Tester
4 14 (25.00%) Test Engineer
5 11 (19.64%) QA Analyst
6 9 (16.07%) QA Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) QA Test Analyst
6 9 (16.07%) QA Test Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) QA Tester
6 9 (16.07%) Software Tester
6 9 (16.07%) Systems Test Engineer
6 9 (16.07%) Systems Tester
7 8 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
7 8 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
7 8 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Tester
8 6 (10.71%) Test Leader
9 4 (7.14%) Automated Tester
9 4 (7.14%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 5 (8.93%) CSS
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) J2EE
5 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.79%) HTML5
6 1 (1.79%) Java EE
6 1 (1.79%) JDBC
6 1 (1.79%) JPA
6 1 (1.79%) SOAP
6 1 (1.79%) Web Services
6 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (12.50%) Chemistry
2 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.36%) iPad
3 3 (5.36%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (1.79%) Linux
2 1 (1.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (48.21%) Software Testing
3 23 (41.07%) Test Scripting
4 22 (39.29%) Automated Testing
5 21 (37.50%) Automation Testing
6 16 (28.57%) Scrum
7 13 (23.21%) Functional Testing
8 11 (19.64%) Test Strategy
9 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
9 9 (16.07%) Test Management
10 7 (12.50%) SDLC
11 6 (10.71%) BDD
11 6 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (10.71%) TDD
11 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (8.93%) Security Testing
13 4 (7.14%) MVC
13 4 (7.14%) Performance Testing
13 4 (7.14%) System Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (46.43%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) Java
3 7 (12.50%) C#
4 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.57%) Perl
6 2 (3.57%) PHP
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.57%) Ruby
6 2 (3.57%) VBScript
7 1 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) ISEB
2 25 (44.64%) ISTQB
3 10 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (16.07%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) Twitter
4 2 (3.57%) Facebook
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore
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