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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 64 74 65
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.87% 0.87% 2.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.10% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 21
Average daily rate
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£360 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £309 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £364 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.14%
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
803 727 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.73% 78.76% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 396 509
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £42.63 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.90% +184.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £29.25 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014, 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 12 (70.59%) ISEB
2 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 7 (41.18%) QA
4 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
4 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Scrum
5 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
5 5 (29.41%) Selenium
5 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Windows
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
5 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) C
6 4 (23.53%) C++
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) Perl
6 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
6 4 (23.53%) MPEG
6 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Tcl
6 4 (23.53%) DVB
6 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (23.53%) DVB
1 4 (23.53%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) RSpec
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
General
1 3 (17.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Coordinator
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Operator
4 1 (5.88%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
1 4 (23.53%) MPEG
1 4 (23.53%) Video on Demand
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
1 4 (23.53%) IPTV
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) STB
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Manual Testing
4 5 (29.41%) BDD
5 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
8 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C
1 4 (23.53%) C++
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) Perl
1 4 (23.53%) Tcl
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISEB
2 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) Degree
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
2 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Capita
2 1 (5.88%) Splunk