The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 66 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.03% 1.03% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.34% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £11.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+186.95% -58.92%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
843 673 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 79.15% 76.65% 72.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 375 482
Average daily rate £340 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.47% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £29.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
West Yorkshire

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 7 (46.67%) QA
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Degree
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) C
5 4 (26.67%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (26.67%) MPEG
5 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) Tcl
5 4 (26.67%) DVB
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) DVB
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) RSpec
3 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Tester
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Operator
3 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
1 4 (26.67%) MPEG
1 4 (26.67%) IPTV
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) User Stories
6 2 (13.33%) Test Management
7 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
1 4 (26.67%) Tcl
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Capita
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk