The table below looks at the statistics for Manual Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 191 175 149
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -26
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 19 39 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.41% 0.78% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.91% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 12 32 21
Average salary £28,750 £32,750 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.21% +12.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £49,250 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Manual Testing
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4042 4277 2964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 87.49% 85.90% 83.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3207 3423 2275
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 £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Manual Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Manual Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Yorkshire region.

Manual Testing Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Manual Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Manual Testing Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -18 10 £28,500 -12.97%
Halifax +9 4 £27,500 -8.33%
Bradford - 2 £32,250 -
Bingley - 1 £27,500 -
Huddersfield - 1 £27,500 -
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 42 (60.87%) QA
2 35 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (49.28%) ISEB
4 33 (47.83%) Test Scripting
5 24 (34.78%) Automated Testing
6 23 (33.33%) Selenium
7 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
8 19 (27.54%) ISTQB
9 18 (26.09%) TDD
10 17 (24.64%) Software Testing
11 16 (23.19%) SQL
12 14 (20.29%) Java
12 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
12 14 (20.29%) SDLC
13 13 (18.84%) Finance
14 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
14 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
15 11 (15.94%) E-business
16 10 (14.49%) Degree
16 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
17 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
17 8 (11.59%) Automation Testing
17 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
17 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 7 (10.14%) BDD
18 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
18 7 (10.14%) Scrum
18 7 (10.14%) C#
19 6 (8.70%) SOA
19 6 (8.70%) Banking

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.45%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.45%) Big Data
2 1 (1.45%) Impala
Development Applications
1 23 (33.33%) Selenium
2 12 (17.39%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.25%) JIRA
3 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (5.80%) HP UFT
4 4 (5.80%) FitNesse
4 4 (5.80%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.90%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.90%) Firebug
5 2 (2.90%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.45%) WinRunner
6 1 (1.45%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.45%) JUnit
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
2 6 (8.70%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Analyst
2 39 (56.52%) Test Analyst
3 18 (26.09%) Tester
4 7 (10.14%) QA Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Functional Tester
6 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.80%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Manual Tester
8 3 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (4.35%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.35%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Consultant
9 2 (2.90%) Junior
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) SOAP
2 1 (1.45%) XML
2 1 (1.45%) cXML
2 1 (1.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Social Media
2 2 (2.90%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) Windows
2 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.72%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (47.83%) Test Scripting
3 24 (34.78%) Automated Testing
4 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 18 (26.09%) TDD
6 17 (24.64%) Software Testing
7 14 (20.29%) Regression Testing
7 14 (20.29%) SDLC
8 12 (17.39%) Functional Testing
9 11 (15.94%) E-business
10 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Automation Testing
11 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
12 7 (10.14%) BDD
12 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (10.14%) Scrum
13 6 (8.70%) SOA
13 6 (8.70%) Test Management
13 6 (8.70%) DevOps
13 6 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) Java
3 7 (10.14%) C#
4 2 (2.90%) C++
5 1 (1.45%) PHP
5 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.45%) Ruby
5 1 (1.45%) Scala
5 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (49.28%) ISEB
2 19 (27.54%) ISTQB
3 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 8 (11.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (60.87%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.25%) Citrix
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.90%) Oracle
4 1 (1.45%) Facebook
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
4 1 (1.45%) Cloudera