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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 80 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.94% 0.85% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.07% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 7
Average daily rate
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£286 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.44% -0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.25 £34.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-5.14% +40.20%
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
926 747 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.81% 78.96% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 449 412
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.60 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £19.30 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) ISEB
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
4 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
5 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Scrum
6 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.79%) RAD
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Back Office
7 3 (15.79%) Change Control
7 3 (15.79%) QA
8 2 (10.53%) Degree

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (15.79%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle OWB
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Cucumber
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 2 (10.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Toad
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (15.79%) Back Office
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 6 (31.58%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) Tester
5 4 (21.05%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
6 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
7 1 (5.26%) Test Coordinator
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WSDL
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
3 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Manual Testing
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
4 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Scrum
4 4 (21.05%) BDD
4 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (21.05%) Automation Testing
5 3 (15.79%) RAD
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) ISEB
2 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP
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