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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 160 141 133
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 22 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.58% 0.54% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.64% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 22
Average salary £32,000 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,250 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £31,750 £42,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.58%
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
3173 2200 2255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 84.16% 84.55% 81.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2393 1672 1867
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 £28,500 £28,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 2014.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
3 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) Finance
5 12 (28.57%) Java
6 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
7 10 (23.81%) ISEB
8 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Scrum
9 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 7 (16.67%) .NET
10 7 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (16.67%) Selenium
11 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
12 5 (11.90%) MySQL
12 5 (11.90%) MS Office
12 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
12 5 (11.90%) Windows
12 5 (11.90%) CSS
12 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
12 5 (11.90%) Nagios
12 5 (11.90%) Remedy
12 5 (11.90%) Maven
12 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
12 5 (11.90%) Fault Management
12 5 (11.90%) jQuery
12 5 (11.90%) Degree
13 4 (9.52%) Requirements Management

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.14%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Office
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) MySQL
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) Maven
3 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.14%) Ant
4 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.38%) MSTest
6 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
1 24 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Senior Test Analyst
2 8 (19.05%) Agile Test Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 5 (11.90%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Automation Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Graduate
5 4 (9.52%) Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Graduate
7 2 (4.76%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) Hibernate
2 5 (11.90%) CSS
2 5 (11.90%) jQuery
3 3 (7.14%) JPA
3 3 (7.14%) JDBC
4 2 (4.76%) Spring
4 2 (4.76%) J2EE
4 2 (4.76%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) XML
5 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Test Scripting
2 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (26.19%) Software Testing
5 8 (19.05%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) Automation Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Fault Management
6 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.52%) BDD
7 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.52%) Agile Testing
7 4 (9.52%) TDD
7 4 (9.52%) Requirements Management
8 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
8 3 (7.14%) Information Management
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL
8 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.14%) System Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) SQL
2 12 (28.57%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) Perl
4 3 (7.14%) C
4 3 (7.14%) VB
4 3 (7.14%) VBA
4 3 (7.14%) Ruby
5 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) ISEB
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (11.90%) Nagios
3 3 (7.14%) Hyperic
3 3 (7.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Remedy
3 3 (7.14%) Capita
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle
3 3 (7.14%) JBoss
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