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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 152 144 138
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 34 11 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.89% 0.41% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.48% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 33 7 22
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £44,000 £55,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
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
3254 2290 2386
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.94% 86.35% 83.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2435 1808 1969
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 23 September 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 49 (69.01%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (60.56%) Automated Testing
3 27 (38.03%) Test Scripting
4 26 (36.62%) ISEB
5 24 (33.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (29.58%) Selenium
7 20 (28.17%) Java
8 19 (26.76%) SQL
9 17 (23.94%) Automation Testing
10 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
10 16 (22.54%) QA
11 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
12 12 (16.90%) .NET
12 12 (16.90%) Integration Acceptance Testing
12 12 (16.90%) Finance
12 12 (16.90%) Business Analysis
12 12 (16.90%) Non-Functional Testing
13 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.49%) Project Planning
14 10 (14.08%) Fault Management
14 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
15 8 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro
15 8 (11.27%) Scrum
16 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
16 7 (9.86%) WinRunner
16 7 (9.86%) LoadRunner
16 7 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (9.86%) Test Planning
16 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (4.23%) WebLogic
1 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Office
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) MySQL
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (29.58%) Selenium
2 8 (11.27%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (9.86%) LoadRunner
3 7 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (9.86%) WinRunner
4 5 (7.04%) Maven
5 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.23%) Ant
7 1 (1.41%) JUnit
7 1 (1.41%) MSTest
7 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.41%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.41%) NUnit
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.41%) Games
2 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (71.83%) Analyst
1 51 (71.83%) Test Analyst
2 29 (40.85%) Senior Analyst
2 29 (40.85%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (11.27%) Agile Test Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Automation Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Automation Test Analyst
4 6 (8.45%) Test Leader
4 6 (8.45%) Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Graduate
5 4 (5.63%) Test Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) QA Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Technical Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Tester
6 3 (4.23%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Software Tester
7 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) CSS
3 5 (7.04%) Hibernate
3 5 (7.04%) jQuery
4 4 (5.63%) SOAP
4 4 (5.63%) XML
5 3 (4.23%) XSD
5 3 (4.23%) WSDL
5 3 (4.23%) Web Services
5 3 (4.23%) JDBC
5 3 (4.23%) JPA
6 2 (2.82%) Spring
6 2 (2.82%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.82%) J2EE
7 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.41%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
2 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (69.01%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (60.56%) Automated Testing
3 27 (38.03%) Test Scripting
4 17 (23.94%) Automation Testing
5 16 (22.54%) Regression Testing
6 14 (19.72%) Software Testing
7 12 (16.90%) Business Analysis
7 12 (16.90%) Integration Acceptance Testing
7 12 (16.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (15.49%) Project Planning
9 10 (14.08%) Test Strategy
9 10 (14.08%) Fault Management
10 8 (11.27%) Scrum
11 7 (9.86%) Test Planning
12 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
13 4 (5.63%) Performance Testing
13 4 (5.63%) Agile Testing
13 4 (5.63%) Requirements Management
13 4 (5.63%) TDD
13 4 (5.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) Java
2 19 (26.76%) SQL
3 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
4 3 (4.23%) VB
4 3 (4.23%) VB.NET
4 3 (4.23%) VBA
4 3 (4.23%) Ruby
5 2 (2.82%) C
5 2 (2.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (36.62%) ISEB
2 24 (33.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.04%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.04%) Nagios
3 3 (4.23%) Hyperic
3 3 (4.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) Remedy
3 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 3 (4.23%) JBoss
4 3 (4.23%) Capita
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