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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Manual Testing
Rank 168 165 151
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 48 18 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.94% 0.49% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.57% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 47 11 28
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £30,000 £40,200
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
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
4251 3178 3091
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.29% 85.82% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 3275 2525 2573
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 £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
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 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -7 33 £32,500 +8.33% 5
Halifax +3 7 £19,000 - 1
Wakefield - 3 £22,500 - 1
Bradford - 2 £37,250 -
Huddersfield - 1 £23,500 -
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 57 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (52.22%) Automated Testing
3 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 30 (33.33%) ISEB
5 27 (30.00%) SQL
5 27 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (28.89%) Selenium
7 25 (27.78%) QA
8 21 (23.33%) Finance
9 20 (22.22%) Java
10 19 (21.11%) Regression Testing
11 18 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 17 (18.89%) Automation Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (14.44%) .NET
14 12 (13.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
14 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
15 11 (12.22%) Project Planning
16 10 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
16 10 (11.11%) Test Strategy
17 9 (10.00%) Fault Management
17 9 (10.00%) Scrum
18 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
18 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
18 8 (8.89%) WinRunner
18 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
19 7 (7.78%) CSS
19 7 (7.78%) XML
19 7 (7.78%) Windows

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.33%) WebLogic
1 3 (3.33%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) MySQL
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (28.89%) Selenium
2 10 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (8.89%) LoadRunner
3 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.89%) WinRunner
4 7 (7.78%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.56%) Maven
6 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.33%) Ant
7 2 (2.22%) MSTest
7 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.11%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.11%) JUnit
8 1 (1.11%) NUnit
General
1 21 (23.33%) Finance
2 1 (1.11%) Games
2 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (70.00%) Analyst
1 63 (70.00%) Test Analyst
2 32 (35.56%) Senior Analyst
2 32 (35.56%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Agile Test Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Developer
4 7 (7.78%) Tester
4 7 (7.78%) Test Leader
5 6 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Graduate
6 5 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Software Test Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Software Tester
7 4 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.33%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.33%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) .NET
2 7 (7.78%) CSS
2 7 (7.78%) XML
3 6 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 6 (6.67%) Web Services
4 5 (5.56%) jQuery
4 5 (5.56%) SOAP
5 3 (3.33%) XSD
5 3 (3.33%) WSDL
5 3 (3.33%) JDBC
5 3 (3.33%) J2EE
5 3 (3.33%) JPA
5 3 (3.33%) Spring
6 2 (2.22%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.11%) HTML
7 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.22%) Firmware
4 1 (1.11%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.11%) IVR
4 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
3 1 (1.11%) Android
3 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (52.22%) Automated Testing
3 36 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 19 (21.11%) Regression Testing
5 18 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 17 (18.89%) Automation Testing
7 13 (14.44%) Non-Functional Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Integration Acceptance Testing
8 12 (13.33%) Business Analysis
9 11 (12.22%) Project Planning
10 10 (11.11%) Test Strategy
11 9 (10.00%) Fault Management
11 9 (10.00%) Scrum
12 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (7.78%) Test Planning
13 6 (6.67%) Agile Testing
13 6 (6.67%) Integration Testing
14 5 (5.56%) TDD
15 4 (4.44%) Performance Testing
15 4 (4.44%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) SQL
2 20 (22.22%) Java
3 8 (8.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.33%) Perl
4 3 (3.33%) C#
4 3 (3.33%) VB
4 3 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.33%) VBA
4 3 (3.33%) Ruby
5 2 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.22%) Python
5 2 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (33.33%) ISEB
2 27 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (7.78%) ISTQB
4 6 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.56%) Nagios
3 3 (3.33%) Hyperic
3 3 (3.33%) Opsview
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.56%) Remedy
3 4 (4.44%) Oracle
4 3 (3.33%) JBoss
4 3 (3.33%) Capita
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