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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 96 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.82% 1.74% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 2.04% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 11
Median daily rate £338 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £483 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
1277 1373 878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.47% 85.39% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 1012 606
Median daily rate £425 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.38 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £175.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 18 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (56.67%) ISEB
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (33.33%) Selenium
5 10 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 10 (33.33%) BDD
5 10 (33.33%) SDLC
6 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (30.00%) HTML
6 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Scrum
7 8 (26.67%) Kanban
7 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
8 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (20.00%) J2EE
9 6 (20.00%) CSS
9 6 (20.00%) JSP
9 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
9 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (20.00%) Spring
9 6 (20.00%) HTML5
9 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 6 (20.00%) Software Delivery
9 6 (20.00%) CSS3
9 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
10 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
10 5 (16.67%) QA

Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Hudson
5 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Online Betting
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Analyst
1 16 (53.33%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Java Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) HTML
2 6 (20.00%) CSS
2 6 (20.00%) CSS3
2 6 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (20.00%) HTML5
2 6 (20.00%) J2EE
2 6 (20.00%) JSP
2 6 (20.00%) Spring
3 3 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.67%) Behat
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) IVR
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) BDD
2 10 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 10 (33.33%) SDLC
3 9 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Kanban
4 8 (26.67%) Scrum
5 6 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Management
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (6.67%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.67%) System Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) Ruby
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 17 (56.67%) ISEB
3 9 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle