Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Manual Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Manual Testing over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 150 240
Rank change year-on-year -28 +90 -30
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 43 81 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.88% 1.50% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.66% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 36 85 31
Leeds median annual salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £26,063 £27,600 £23,500
90th Percentile £51,250 £47,500 £43,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £37,750 £37,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +0.67% +10.29% +4.62%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4510 4881 6385
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.27% 90.61% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 3789 4183 5074
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £63,250 £62,500 £61,250
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Leeds.

Salary trend for Manual Testing in Leeds

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 30 (69.77%) Test Automation
2 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (46.51%) SQL
4 17 (39.53%) Selenium
5 16 (37.21%) .NET
6 14 (32.56%) C#
7 13 (30.23%) Scrum
7 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
8 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
9 9 (20.93%) QA
10 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (18.60%) TDD
10 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.28%) CSS
11 7 (16.28%) HTML
11 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
11 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
11 7 (16.28%) Web Development
11 7 (16.28%) Test Management
11 7 (16.28%) Degree
11 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
11 7 (16.28%) Defect Tracking
12 6 (13.95%) CREST Certified
12 6 (13.95%) User Stories
12 6 (13.95%) Master's Degree
12 6 (13.95%) Exploratory Testing
12 6 (13.95%) OSCP
12 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
12 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
12 6 (13.95%) Security 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 3 (6.98%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (6.98%) Firewall
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (39.53%) Selenium
2 7 (16.28%) SoapUI
3 6 (13.95%) WebDriver
4 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
5 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
6 2 (4.65%) JIRA
6 2 (4.65%) JMeter
6 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.33%) Grunt
7 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (2.33%) TestComplete
7 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.33%) WatiN
7 1 (2.33%) WATIR
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Tester
2 9 (20.93%) Analyst
2 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Penetration Tester
3 6 (13.95%) Test Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Automation Tester
4 5 (11.63%) Developer
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Software Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.98%) Manual Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Penetration Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) CSS
2 7 (16.28%) HTML
3 5 (11.63%) SOAP
4 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) CSS3
5 1 (2.33%) HTML5
5 1 (2.33%) Node.js
5 1 (2.33%) NumPy
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Internet of Things
2 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Android
1 5 (11.63%) Apple iOS
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) Test Automation
2 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) Scrum
3 13 (30.23%) Test Scripting
4 8 (18.60%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (18.60%) TDD
5 7 (16.28%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (16.28%) Regression Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Test Management
5 7 (16.28%) Web Development
6 6 (13.95%) Exploratory Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Information Security
6 6 (13.95%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Security Testing
6 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
6 6 (13.95%) User Stories
7 5 (11.63%) BDD
7 5 (11.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (9.30%) Coaching
8 4 (9.30%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) C#
3 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
4 6 (13.95%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Perl
6 1 (2.33%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) CEH
2 6 (13.95%) CREST Certified
2 6 (13.95%) Master's Degree
2 6 (13.95%) OSCP
3 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.30%) ISEB
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Google
3 2 (4.65%) Twitter
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Telerik