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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Manual Testing
Rank 170 158 159
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 36 62 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.75% 1.22% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.44% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 33 51 23
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £26,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
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
4183 4294 3165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.96% 84.48% 80.78%
Number of salaries quoted 3227 3454 2481
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -22 27 £35,000 +4.47% 1
Halifax +17 4 £35,000 +8.52%
Wakefield - 4 £37,000 -
Bradford -15 1 £40,000 +50.94%
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 65 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (53.92%) QA
3 51 (50.00%) ISEB
4 41 (40.20%) Test Scripting
5 34 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 33 (32.35%) Software Testing
7 32 (31.37%) Selenium
8 31 (30.39%) Test Automation
9 27 (26.47%) TDD
10 26 (25.49%) Finance
10 26 (25.49%) SQL
11 23 (22.55%) ISTQB
12 20 (19.61%) Functional Testing
13 19 (18.63%) Degree
14 17 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (15.69%) BDD
15 16 (15.69%) Test Planning
15 16 (15.69%) Mentoring
15 16 (15.69%) .NET
16 15 (14.71%) Java
16 15 (14.71%) Automation Testing
16 15 (14.71%) Integration Testing
16 15 (14.71%) JIRA
17 14 (13.73%) DevOps
17 14 (13.73%) Cucumber
17 14 (13.73%) SOA
18 13 (12.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 12 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
20 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
20 11 (10.78%) Visual Studio

Manual Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 6 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.98%) Big Data
2 1 (0.98%) Impala
Development Applications
1 32 (31.37%) Selenium
2 15 (14.71%) JIRA
3 14 (13.73%) Cucumber
4 12 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (10.78%) Visual Studio
5 11 (10.78%) FitNesse
6 10 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.90%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.96%) JUnit
10 1 (0.98%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
General
1 26 (25.49%) Finance
2 10 (9.80%) Banking
2 10 (9.80%) Retail
3 9 (8.82%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (54.90%) Analyst
1 56 (54.90%) Test Analyst
2 36 (35.29%) Tester
3 15 (14.71%) Senior Analyst
3 15 (14.71%) Senior Test Analyst
4 14 (13.73%) Functional Tester
5 11 (10.78%) Test Leader
6 10 (9.80%) Software Tester
7 9 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
8 8 (7.84%) Test Manager
9 7 (6.86%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.88%) Test Engineer
10 6 (5.88%) Manual Tester
11 4 (3.92%) Test Team Leader
11 4 (3.92%) Team Leader
11 4 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
11 4 (3.92%) QA Engineer
11 4 (3.92%) QA Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (3.92%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.98%) HTML
3 1 (0.98%) XML
3 1 (0.98%) cXML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.98%) Algorithms
3 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.98%) Open Source
3 1 (0.98%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.82%) Windows
2 4 (3.92%) Android
2 4 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.96%) UNIX
4 1 (0.98%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (63.73%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (40.20%) Test Scripting
3 34 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 33 (32.35%) Software Testing
5 31 (30.39%) Test Automation
6 27 (26.47%) TDD
7 20 (19.61%) Functional Testing
8 16 (15.69%) BDD
8 16 (15.69%) Test Planning
8 16 (15.69%) Mentoring
9 15 (14.71%) Automation Testing
9 15 (14.71%) Integration Testing
10 14 (13.73%) DevOps
10 14 (13.73%) SOA
11 11 (10.78%) E-business
12 9 (8.82%) Regression Testing
13 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
14 7 (6.86%) Business Analysis
15 6 (5.88%) Project Planning
15 6 (5.88%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) SQL
2 15 (14.71%) Java
3 6 (5.88%) C#
3 6 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.96%) C++
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) Ruby
5 1 (0.98%) Scala
5 1 (0.98%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (50.00%) ISEB
2 23 (22.55%) ISTQB
3 19 (18.63%) Degree
4 13 (12.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (53.92%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) HP
3 5 (4.90%) Citrix
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.98%) Facebook
5 1 (0.98%) Twitter
5 1 (0.98%) Cloudera
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