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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 122 150 137
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -13
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 46 29 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.36% 0.88% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.06% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 45 25 21
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
3010 2747 2444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.74% 82.92% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2405 2114 2069
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 £50,000 £62,500
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 29 January 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 58 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) Automated Testing
3 40 (45.98%) QA
3 40 (45.98%) ISEB
4 32 (36.78%) Selenium
5 26 (29.89%) Software Testing
6 25 (28.74%) Java
6 25 (28.74%) SQL
7 24 (27.59%) Test Scripting
8 23 (26.44%) Automation Testing
8 23 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 19 (21.84%) Finance
10 18 (20.69%) Degree
11 15 (17.24%) JIRA
11 15 (17.24%) ISTQB
11 15 (17.24%) TDD
11 15 (17.24%) Integration Testing
11 15 (17.24%) Regression Testing
11 15 (17.24%) .NET
11 15 (17.24%) Mentoring
12 14 (16.09%) Test Strategy
12 14 (16.09%) HP Quality Center
13 13 (14.94%) Test Automation
13 13 (14.94%) FitNesse
13 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
14 12 (13.79%) Banking
14 12 (13.79%) BDD
15 11 (12.64%) Fault Management
15 11 (12.64%) Retail
15 11 (12.64%) Retail Banking

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.30%) JBoss
1 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) MySQL
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 32 (36.78%) Selenium
2 15 (17.24%) JIRA
3 13 (14.94%) FitNesse
4 8 (9.20%) WebDriver
4 8 (9.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (8.05%) Cucumber
6 5 (5.75%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.60%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (3.45%) JUnit
8 3 (3.45%) Maven
9 2 (2.30%) Ant
10 1 (1.15%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.15%) eggPlant
10 1 (1.15%) NUnit
10 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 12 (13.79%) Banking
3 11 (12.64%) Retail
3 11 (12.64%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.15%) Games
5 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (56.32%) Analyst
1 49 (56.32%) Test Analyst
2 30 (34.48%) Senior Test Analyst
2 30 (34.48%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (17.24%) Tester
4 13 (14.94%) Test Leader
5 10 (11.49%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (11.49%) Functional Tester
5 10 (11.49%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (10.34%) Test Manager
7 7 (8.05%) Test Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.75%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (5.75%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.75%) QA Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Senior QA Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.60%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (4.60%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.24%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) CSS
3 3 (3.45%) Hibernate
3 3 (3.45%) XML
3 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (2.30%) JPA
4 2 (2.30%) JDBC
5 1 (1.15%) cXML
5 1 (1.15%) WSDL
5 1 (1.15%) SOAP
5 1 (1.15%) Web Services
5 1 (1.15%) XSD
5 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.15%) J2EE
5 1 (1.15%) Spring
5 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.75%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.30%) Windows
2 1 (1.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.28%) Automated Testing
3 26 (29.89%) Software Testing
4 24 (27.59%) Test Scripting
5 23 (26.44%) Automation Testing
6 15 (17.24%) TDD
6 15 (17.24%) Integration Testing
6 15 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 15 (17.24%) Mentoring
7 14 (16.09%) Test Strategy
8 13 (14.94%) Test Automation
8 13 (14.94%) Test Planning
9 12 (13.79%) BDD
10 11 (12.64%) Fault Management
10 11 (12.64%) SOA
11 10 (11.49%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Business Analysis
11 10 (11.49%) Project Planning
11 10 (11.49%) Functional Testing
11 10 (11.49%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) Java
1 25 (28.74%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) VB.NET
2 5 (5.75%) C#
3 4 (4.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.30%) Ruby
4 2 (2.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.30%) C
5 1 (1.15%) VBA
5 1 (1.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (45.98%) ISEB
2 23 (26.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (20.69%) Degree
4 15 (17.24%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (45.98%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.45%) Nagios
3 2 (2.30%) Opsview
3 2 (2.30%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.45%) Remedy
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle
3 1 (1.15%) SAP
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