The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 73 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 29 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.80% 1.06% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.29% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £360 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +160.86%
Software Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1350 854 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.80% 82.04% 78.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 578 380
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -65.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.75 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing.

1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 18 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 17 (43.59%) SDLC
4 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
5 14 (35.90%) Oracle
6 12 (30.77%) Finance
6 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
8 10 (25.64%) Change Control
8 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (25.64%) System Integration Testing
8 10 (25.64%) RAD
9 9 (23.08%) SOAP
9 9 (23.08%) .NET
10 8 (20.51%) SOA
10 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (20.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
11 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
11 7 (17.95%) SQL
12 6 (15.38%) Requirements Management
12 6 (15.38%) QA
12 6 (15.38%) Business Process Mapping
13 5 (12.82%) Selenium
13 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
14 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
14 4 (10.26%) C#
14 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
14 4 (10.26%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Software Testing also 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 that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
2 5 (12.82%) Selenium
3 4 (10.26%) Visual Studio
4 3 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.69%) WebDriver
4 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
6 1 (2.56%) NUnit
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.56%) Calabash
6 1 (2.56%) Appium
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Tester
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Business Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Analyst
5 6 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.56%) Test Specialist
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) QA Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Functional Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Technical Business Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Integration Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) ScrumMaster
9 1 (2.56%) Developer
9 1 (2.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
1 9 (23.08%) SOAP
2 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.13%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) XSL
3 1 (2.56%) WSDL
3 1 (2.56%) WCF
3 1 (2.56%) CAML
3 1 (2.56%) J2EE
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) NHS
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Solaris
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Android
2 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (74.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (46.15%) Waterfall
3 17 (43.59%) SDLC
4 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
5 10 (25.64%) RAD
5 10 (25.64%) System Integration Testing
5 10 (25.64%) Change Control
6 8 (20.51%) SOA
6 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Requirements Management
8 6 (15.38%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (10.26%) Automation Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Test Management
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
10 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
10 3 (7.69%) TDD
10 3 (7.69%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 3 (7.69%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 15 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 12 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) HL7
2 1 (2.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Lotus
4 1 (2.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Splunk
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