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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 87 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.54% 1.23% 2.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.42% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 14
Average daily rate £335 £390 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +26.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
1245 985 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.78% 86.48% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 707 476
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £29.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Java
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 4 (36.36%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (27.27%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
4 3 (27.27%) QA
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 3 (27.27%) J2EE
4 3 (27.27%) CSS
4 3 (27.27%) JSP
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) CSS3
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
5 2 (18.18%) V-Model
5 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Cucumber
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Appium
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
2 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Java Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Java Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) QA Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
2 3 (27.27%) CSS3
2 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 3 (27.27%) HTML5
2 3 (27.27%) J2EE
2 3 (27.27%) JSP
2 3 (27.27%) Spring
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Data Extraction
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
2 5 (45.45%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Waterfall
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 2 (18.18%) V-Model
6 1 (9.09%) ETL
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
1 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
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