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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 94 80
Rank change year-on-year +30 -14  
Contract jobs citing Manual Testing 22 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.19% 0.42% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.56% 0.49% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 8
Median daily rate £300 £270 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £249 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £275 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -43.07% -  

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 859 1218 1026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.56% 85.29% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 866 687
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 17
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Manual Testing in Leeds

Manual Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Manual Testing in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (54.55%) Visual Studio
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
3 15 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 15 (45.45%) Scrum
4 14 (42.42%) Software Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Functional Testing
5 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 11 (33.33%) Kanban
8 9 (27.27%) MSTest
8 9 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
9 8 (24.24%) .NET
9 8 (24.24%) QA
9 8 (24.24%) Selenium
9 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (24.24%) Automation Testing
10 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
10 7 (21.21%) ISEB
10 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
11 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
11 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 6 (18.18%) Oracle
11 6 (18.18%) Java
11 6 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills

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 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 9 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) Visual Studio
2 13 (39.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (27.27%) MSTest
4 8 (24.24%) Selenium
5 5 (15.15%) SoapUI
6 4 (12.12%) SpecFlow
7 3 (9.09%) FitNesse
7 3 (9.09%) Robot Framework
8 2 (6.06%) Appium
9 1 (3.03%) JMeter
9 1 (3.03%) TestComplete
9 1 (3.03%) WatiN
9 1 (3.03%) WATIR
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Tester
2 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Software Tester
4 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) SQL Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Software Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Regression Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.06%) XML
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
1 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (48.48%) Automated Testing
3 15 (45.45%) Scrum
4 14 (42.42%) Functional Testing
4 14 (42.42%) Software Testing
5 12 (36.36%) Test Scripting
6 11 (33.33%) Kanban
7 8 (24.24%) Automation Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (21.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 6 (18.18%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (15.15%) BDD
10 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Security Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Agile Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
11 4 (12.12%) SDLC
11 4 (12.12%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) C++
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) XPath
4 2 (6.06%) XQuery
5 1 (3.03%) C
5 1 (3.03%) Perl
5 1 (3.03%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) Python
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 7 (21.21%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle
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