The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Manual Testing
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 105 81
Rank change year-on-year +18 -24  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 5 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.45% 0.33% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.38% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 21
Median daily rate £260 £315 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.46% +8.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £329 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year +8.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £12.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +124.00% -67.53%  

Manual Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 971 1329 1326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.11% 88.72% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 943 985
Median daily rate £405 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Manual Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Manual Testing in Leeds

Manual Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Manual Testing in Leeds

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Manual Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 19 (70.37%) Visual Studio
1 19 (70.37%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) ISTQB
3 14 (51.85%) Software Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (51.85%) Functional Testing
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (33.33%) MSTest
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) Scrum
6 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
6 8 (29.63%) Kanban
7 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (25.93%) ISEB
8 6 (22.22%) Oracle
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
9 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (18.52%) BDD
9 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (18.52%) .NET
9 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
9 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 5 (18.52%) QA
10 4 (14.81%) Selenium
10 4 (14.81%) Web Testing

Manual Testing
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) Visual Studio
2 14 (51.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (33.33%) MSTest
4 4 (14.81%) Selenium
4 4 (14.81%) SoapUI
4 4 (14.81%) SpecFlow
5 3 (11.11%) Appium
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Tester
2 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.93%) Software Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Manual Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Regression Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Software Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Software Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) QA Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SOA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) NHS
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (70.37%) Test Automation
2 14 (51.85%) Functional Testing
2 14 (51.85%) Software Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (29.63%) Kanban
4 8 (29.63%) Scrum
4 8 (29.63%) Test Scripting
5 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (18.52%) BDD
7 5 (18.52%) E-Commerce
7 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (14.81%) Regression Testing
8 4 (14.81%) SDLC
8 4 (14.81%) Web Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Testing
9 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
9 3 (11.11%) Project Management
9 3 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.93%) ISEB
3 5 (18.52%) Degree
3 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Oracle