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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 140 152 143
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 69 55 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.47% 1.29% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.56% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 59 50 30
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £19,000 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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
4080 3534 3234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.77% 82.71% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3249 2761 2706
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,250 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 2014. 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 +15 44 £40,000 +28.00% 4
Bradford -5 9 £33,750 +7.14%
Ilkley +2 6 - -
Wakefield -9 4 £27,500 +37.50%
Halifax -9 3 £19,000 -64.81%
Huddersfield +4 2 £24,250 -4.90%
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 70 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (44.54%) QA
3 46 (38.66%) ISEB
4 44 (36.97%) Automated Testing
5 41 (34.45%) Selenium
6 39 (32.77%) SQL
7 38 (31.93%) Test Scripting
8 34 (28.57%) Finance
9 31 (26.05%) Software Testing
10 27 (22.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (21.85%) Automation Testing
11 26 (21.85%) Java
12 25 (21.01%) .NET
13 18 (15.13%) ISTQB
13 18 (15.13%) Degree
13 18 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
14 17 (14.29%) Test Planning
15 16 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (13.45%) Windows
15 16 (13.45%) Regression Testing
15 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
16 14 (11.76%) Test Automation
17 13 (10.92%) Test Strategy
17 13 (10.92%) Mentoring
17 13 (10.92%) Visual Studio
17 13 (10.92%) Integration Testing
17 13 (10.92%) JIRA
18 12 (10.08%) QuickTest Pro
18 12 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
19 11 (9.24%) MS Excel

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.52%) WebLogic
1 3 (2.52%) JBoss
1 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (9.24%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (4.20%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 41 (34.45%) Selenium
2 18 (15.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (10.92%) Visual Studio
3 13 (10.92%) JIRA
4 12 (10.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (8.40%) WebDriver
6 9 (7.56%) FitNesse
7 5 (4.20%) Maven
8 4 (3.36%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.52%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.52%) Ant
10 2 (1.68%) JUnit
10 2 (1.68%) MSTest
11 1 (0.84%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.84%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.84%) WinRunner
11 1 (0.84%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.84%) NUnit
General
1 34 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Banking
3 8 (6.72%) Retail
3 8 (6.72%) Retail Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.68%) Games
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (65.55%) Analyst
1 78 (65.55%) Test Analyst
2 42 (35.29%) Senior Analyst
2 42 (35.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 27 (22.69%) Tester
4 12 (10.08%) Software Tester
4 12 (10.08%) Software Test Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) Automation Test Analyst
5 10 (8.40%) Test Engineer
5 10 (8.40%) Automation Analyst
6 9 (7.56%) Test Leader
7 8 (6.72%) Functional Tester
8 7 (5.88%) Developer
9 6 (5.04%) Software Engineer
9 6 (5.04%) Test Manager
9 6 (5.04%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (4.20%) Team Leader
10 5 (4.20%) QA Analyst
10 5 (4.20%) Manual Tester
10 5 (4.20%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.01%) .NET
2 7 (5.88%) CSS
3 6 (5.04%) Hibernate
4 5 (4.20%) jQuery
4 5 (4.20%) Web Services
4 5 (4.20%) XML
5 4 (3.36%) SOAP
6 3 (2.52%) Spring
6 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
6 3 (2.52%) JPA
6 3 (2.52%) JDBC
6 3 (2.52%) J2EE
7 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.68%) XSD
7 2 (1.68%) WSDL
7 2 (1.68%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.20%) Algorithms
3 4 (3.36%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.45%) Windows
2 5 (4.20%) Android
2 5 (4.20%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.68%) Linux
3 2 (1.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.97%) Automated Testing
3 38 (31.93%) Test Scripting
4 31 (26.05%) Software Testing
5 26 (21.85%) Automation Testing
6 17 (14.29%) Test Planning
7 16 (13.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (13.45%) Regression Testing
8 14 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 13 (10.92%) Integration Testing
9 13 (10.92%) Mentoring
9 13 (10.92%) Test Strategy
10 11 (9.24%) Fault Management
11 10 (8.40%) Project Planning
11 10 (8.40%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 10 (8.40%) Business Analysis
11 10 (8.40%) TDD
11 10 (8.40%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (7.56%) BDD
12 9 (7.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (32.77%) SQL
2 26 (21.85%) Java
3 10 (8.40%) T-SQL
4 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.04%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.20%) C#
7 4 (3.36%) C
8 3 (2.52%) Ruby
8 3 (2.52%) Perl
9 1 (0.84%) C++
9 1 (0.84%) VBA
9 1 (0.84%) Python
9 1 (0.84%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (38.66%) ISEB
2 27 (22.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (15.13%) ISTQB
3 18 (15.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (44.54%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (10.08%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.20%) Nagios
3 3 (2.52%) Hyperic
3 3 (2.52%) Opsview
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.04%) HP
3 5 (4.20%) Remedy
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle
4 1 (0.84%) SAP
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
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Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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Salary: competitive
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