The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 145 138 128
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 28 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.73% 0.57% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.70% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27 12 17
Average salary £30,000 £26,250 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,050 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £27,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3220 2277 1927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 83.72% 80.77% 78.65%
Number of salaries quoted 2585 1822 1635
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Manual Testing
West Yorkshire

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 16 April 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 27 (51.92%) Software Testing
2 24 (46.15%) Automated Testing
3 21 (40.38%) ISEB
3 21 (40.38%) Test Scripting
4 19 (36.54%) Finance
5 18 (34.62%) XML
6 16 (30.77%) XSLT
6 16 (30.77%) SQL
6 16 (30.77%) C
6 16 (30.77%) UML
6 16 (30.77%) RUP
6 16 (30.77%) Business Analysis
6 16 (30.77%) Banking
7 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
7 14 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (25.00%) Scrum
9 11 (21.15%) Requirements Management
9 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
9 11 (21.15%) MS Office
9 11 (21.15%) Test Strategy
9 11 (21.15%) Agile Testing
10 10 (19.23%) CSS
10 10 (19.23%) Java
10 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
11 8 (15.38%) Hibernate
11 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
11 8 (15.38%) Information Management
11 8 (15.38%) Maven
11 8 (15.38%) Ruby
11 8 (15.38%) Perl

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (15.38%) WebLogic
1 8 (15.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (21.15%) MS Office
1 11 (21.15%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Maven
1 8 (15.38%) Ant
2 5 (9.62%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.85%) eggPlant
4 2 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 16 (30.77%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (75.00%) Analyst
1 39 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
2 20 (38.46%) Senior Test Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) Test Engineer
4 10 (19.23%) Senior Test Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Developer
5 8 (15.38%) Technical Developer
6 6 (11.54%) Tester
7 5 (9.62%) Lead Test Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Automation Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Manual Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Software Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Web Tester
9 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
10 1 (1.92%) QA Test Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) QA Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (34.62%) XML
2 16 (30.77%) XSLT
3 10 (19.23%) CSS
4 8 (15.38%) JDBC
4 8 (15.38%) Hibernate
4 8 (15.38%) jQuery
4 8 (15.38%) JPA
5 7 (13.46%) .NET
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
1 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.92%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (51.92%) Software Testing
2 24 (46.15%) Automated Testing
3 21 (40.38%) Test Scripting
4 16 (30.77%) Business Analysis
4 16 (30.77%) UML
4 16 (30.77%) RUP
5 13 (25.00%) Scrum
6 11 (21.15%) Requirements Management
6 11 (21.15%) Test Strategy
6 11 (21.15%) Agile Testing
7 8 (15.38%) Information Management
7 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.77%) Test Automation
11 2 (3.85%) Fund Accounting
11 2 (3.85%) System Testing
11 2 (3.85%) E-Commerce
11 2 (3.85%) Regression Testing
11 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) C
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Java
2 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 8 (15.38%) Perl
3 8 (15.38%) Ruby
4 4 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) ISEB
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (15.38%) Hyperic
2 8 (15.38%) Nagios
3 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) JBoss
2 8 (15.38%) Remedy
3 2 (3.85%) Capita
4 1 (1.92%) Cognizant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + 25 days Holiday, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago