The median contractor rate for a Manual Tester was £248 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Tester
Rank 87 96 88
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Manual Tester 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.19% 0.071% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.073% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £248 £238 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -11.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £238 £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £233 £300 £243
% change year-on-year -22.50% +23.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £11.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1003 1361 1093
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.28% 96.59% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 949 718
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 42
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Manual Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Manual Tester in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Tester in Leeds

Manual Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Manual Tester in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Tester in Leeds

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Manual Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Manual Tester in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Appium
2 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Manual Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Appium
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium IDE
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Black-Box Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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