Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 128 104
Rank change year-on-year +12 -24 +3
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 18 19 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.80% 0.73% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.83% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 44
Leeds median daily rate £260 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £256 £257
90th Percentile £272 £420 £400
West Yorkshire median daily rate £260 £298 £280
% change year-on-year -12.61% +6.25% -8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1944 2293 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.17% 87.65% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1547 2002
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £265
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.20 £8.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.13 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Manual Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 24 November 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 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 12 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 11 (61.11%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
4 9 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (50.00%) User Stories
4 9 (50.00%) Scrum
4 9 (50.00%) SOAP
4 9 (50.00%) Java
4 9 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
5 8 (44.44%) C#
5 8 (44.44%) Test Management
6 6 (33.33%) QA
6 6 (33.33%) SDLC
6 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (16.67%) ISEB
9 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
9 3 (16.67%) JIRA
9 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
10 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
10 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
10 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
10 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) SoapUI
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 6 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (5.56%) Appium
6 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.56%) JMeter
6 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
6 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Tester
3 5 (27.78%) Manual Tester
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 9 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (50.00%) Scrum
3 9 (50.00%) User Stories
4 8 (44.44%) Test Management
5 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) E-Commerce
6 5 (27.78%) Web Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Test Planning
8 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 1 (5.56%) API Testing
9 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 8 (44.44%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft