The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Manual Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 163 180
Rank change year-on-year +7 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Manual Testing 36 40 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.01% 0.93% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.03% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 35 39 30
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £39,000 £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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3262 3888 4264
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 91.73% 90.80% 89.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2879 3163 3298
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £60,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Manual Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Manual Testing in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Manual Testing in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Manual Testing in West Yorkshire

Manual Testing
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Manual Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +5 26 £35,000 +6.06% 4
Bradford +2 4 £25,000 -23.07%
Halifax - 3 £40,000 -
Wetherby -11 2 £42,500 -15.00%
Batley - 1 £35,000 -
Manual Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Manual Testing.

1 40 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (60.61%) Software Testing
2 33 (50.00%) Selenium
3 25 (37.88%) ISEB
4 24 (36.36%) ISTQB
4 24 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (34.85%) Automated Testing
6 22 (33.33%) SQL
6 22 (33.33%) .NET
7 21 (31.82%) C#
8 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
9 18 (27.27%) Automation Testing
10 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
10 17 (25.76%) Scrum
10 17 (25.76%) Java
11 15 (22.73%) SOAP
11 15 (22.73%) XML
11 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
11 15 (22.73%) SoapUI
11 15 (22.73%) Test Strategy
12 13 (19.70%) Degree
12 13 (19.70%) Web Services
13 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
13 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
13 12 (18.18%) BDD
14 11 (16.67%) SDLC
14 11 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
14 11 (16.67%) Test Management
15 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (15.15%) Visual Studio

Manual Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (1.52%) JBoss
1 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) G Suite
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
1 1 (1.52%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server
1 7 (10.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (50.00%) Selenium
2 24 (36.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (22.73%) SoapUI
4 12 (18.18%) Jenkins
5 10 (15.15%) Visual Studio
6 8 (12.12%) JIRA
7 7 (10.61%) LoadRunner
8 6 (9.09%) Git (software)
8 6 (9.09%) SpecFlow
9 5 (7.58%) FitNesse
9 5 (7.58%) JMeter
9 5 (7.58%) Ranorex
9 5 (7.58%) tSQLt
10 4 (6.06%) Cucumber
10 4 (6.06%) Maven
10 4 (6.06%) Robot Framework
10 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
11 3 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
12 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Back Office
3 1 (1.52%) Legal
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (57.58%) Analyst
1 38 (57.58%) Test Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Test Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Junior
4 9 (13.64%) Tester
5 8 (12.12%) Test Leader
6 7 (10.61%) Junior Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Junior Test Analyst
7 6 (9.09%) Manual Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Agile Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) QA Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) QA Test Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Analyst
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Test Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (6.06%) QA Tester
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.33%) .NET
2 15 (22.73%) SOAP
2 15 (22.73%) XML
3 13 (19.70%) Web Services
4 6 (9.09%) WSDL
4 6 (9.09%) XSD
5 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.52%) HTML
6 1 (1.52%) JDBC
6 1 (1.52%) JPA
6 1 (1.52%) jQuery
6 1 (1.52%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.52%) BBC
3 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Unix
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (60.61%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (60.61%) Software Testing
2 23 (34.85%) Automated Testing
3 18 (27.27%) Automation Testing
4 17 (25.76%) Scrum
4 17 (25.76%) Test Automation
5 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 15 (22.73%) Test Strategy
6 12 (18.18%) BDD
7 11 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
7 11 (16.67%) SDLC
7 11 (16.67%) Test Management
8 10 (15.15%) Mentoring
8 10 (15.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (13.64%) E-Commerce
9 9 (13.64%) Functional Testing
9 9 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (13.64%) Regression Testing
10 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (12.12%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) SQL
2 21 (31.82%) C#
3 17 (25.76%) Java
4 12 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (10.61%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.06%) C
7 3 (4.55%) Perl
7 3 (4.55%) Ruby
7 3 (4.55%) VB
8 2 (3.03%) PHP
8 2 (3.03%) Python
9 1 (1.52%) C++
9 1 (1.52%) Groovy
9 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) ISEB
2 24 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 13 (19.70%) Degree
4 7 (10.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
2 1 (1.52%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (28.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle
2 2 (3.03%) Telerik
3 1 (1.52%) Google
3 1 (1.52%) HP
3 1 (1.52%) Remedy
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Sky Technology Leeds
Salary: Highly competitive + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Adesse Search
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + pension, health, dental & flexible working
Posted: 6 days ago