The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds - - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.18% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £88.75 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+454.68% -17.94%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 726 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.44% 94.90% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 372 462
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £40.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Software Tester
West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Leeds region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Leeds region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Tester
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) EasyMock
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Mockito
1 2 (66.67%) Jasmine
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Software Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) EasyMock
1 2 (66.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (66.67%) Mockito
1 2 (66.67%) Jasmine
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Unit Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB