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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 80 96 75
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.62% 0.31% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.36% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Median daily rate £399 £393 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.59% +37.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £347 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £439 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+46.55% -10.07%
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
963 1386 956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.70% 86.63% 81.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 924 655
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.66 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.50 £16.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 14 (77.78%) ISEB
1 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 10 (55.56%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) Selenium
4 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
4 8 (44.44%) BDD
5 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (27.78%) HTML
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
6 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
7 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Test Management
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
7 4 (22.22%) Maven
8 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) QA
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) CRM
8 3 (16.67%) System Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 3 (16.67%) Hudson

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Apache
1 2 (11.11%) Apache Spark
1 2 (11.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (5.56%) Temenos T24
1 1 (5.56%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (11.11%) IaaS
1 2 (11.11%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.11%) HBase
2 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.11%) Redis
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) Cucumber
3 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 5 (27.78%) JIRA
4 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 4 (22.22%) Maven
4 4 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) Hudson
5 3 (16.67%) Vagrant
6 2 (11.11%) Appium
6 2 (11.11%) CruiseControl
6 2 (11.11%) Grunt
6 2 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 2 (11.11%) JBehave
6 2 (11.11%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
6 2 (11.11%) Subversion
6 2 (11.11%) VersionOne
6 2 (11.11%) Zephyr
7 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) CSS3
2 2 (11.11%) ELK Stack
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) jQuery
2 2 (11.11%) LAMP
2 2 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) CoreOS
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) BDD
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Regression Testing
3 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) SDLC
5 3 (16.67%) System Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISEB
1 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Docker
1 2 (11.11%) HDFS
1 2 (11.11%) VirtualBox
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Salt
1 2 (11.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) New Relic
2 2 (11.11%) Rackspace
2 2 (11.11%) SaltStack
2 2 (11.11%) Splunk
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Calypso
3 1 (5.56%) Guidewire
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Temenos