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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Manual Testing
Rank 128 136 149
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 30 35 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.17% 1.07% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.19% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 28 34 36
Median salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £30,098 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,100 £35,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2345 2946 3310
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 91.25% 89.98% 90.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2053 2401 2613
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in Leeds

Manual Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.00%) Software Testing
2 33 (55.00%) Selenium
3 23 (38.33%) Automated Testing
4 22 (36.67%) ISEB
5 21 (35.00%) SQL
6 19 (31.67%) ISTQB
7 17 (28.33%) Scrum
8 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 16 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 16 (26.67%) Automation Testing
9 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (25.00%) Web Services
9 15 (25.00%) XML
9 15 (25.00%) C#
10 14 (23.33%) Test Strategy
11 13 (21.67%) .NET
11 13 (21.67%) SOAP
11 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
12 12 (20.00%) Degree
12 12 (20.00%) Java
13 11 (18.33%) LoadRunner
13 11 (18.33%) JIRA
13 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
13 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (18.33%) Test Management
13 11 (18.33%) User Stories
13 11 (18.33%) SDLC
14 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
14 10 (16.67%) Cucumber

Manual Testing
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) JBoss
1 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) G Suite
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
1 1 (1.67%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (55.00%) Selenium
2 15 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (18.33%) JIRA
3 11 (18.33%) LoadRunner
4 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 10 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
5 9 (15.00%) JMeter
5 9 (15.00%) SoapUI
6 7 (11.67%) Maven
6 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
7 5 (8.33%) FitNesse
7 5 (8.33%) SpecFlow
7 5 (8.33%) tSQLt
7 5 (8.33%) WebDriver
8 4 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (6.67%) HP UFT
8 4 (6.67%) Robot Framework
9 3 (5.00%) WinRunner
10 2 (3.33%) eggPlant
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Legal
3 2 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (55.00%) Analyst
1 33 (55.00%) Test Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Tester
4 9 (15.00%) Manual Test Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (13.33%) Junior
6 7 (11.67%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (11.67%) Technical Test Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Test Leader
8 5 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
8 5 (8.33%) Junior Test Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) Manual Tester
9 4 (6.67%) QA Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) QA Engineer
9 4 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (6.67%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) Web Services
1 15 (25.00%) XML
2 13 (21.67%) .NET
2 13 (21.67%) SOAP
3 6 (10.00%) REST
3 6 (10.00%) WSDL
3 6 (10.00%) XSD
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.67%) JDBC
5 1 (1.67%) JPA
5 1 (1.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.67%) BBC
2 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.67%) e-Health
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Linux
1 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (55.00%) Software Testing
3 23 (38.33%) Automated Testing
4 17 (28.33%) Scrum
5 16 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 16 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 14 (23.33%) Test Strategy
7 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
8 11 (18.33%) Performance Testing
8 11 (18.33%) SDLC
8 11 (18.33%) Test Management
8 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (18.33%) User Stories
9 10 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 9 (15.00%) Functional Testing
10 9 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
11 8 (13.33%) Coaching
11 8 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
11 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 8 (13.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (35.00%) SQL
2 15 (25.00%) C#
3 12 (20.00%) Java
4 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.00%) C
6 3 (5.00%) Perl
6 3 (5.00%) Ruby
7 2 (3.33%) PHP
7 2 (3.33%) Python
8 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) ISEB
2 19 (31.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) Opsview
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Telerik
3 3 (5.00%) Progress
4 2 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) Remedy
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