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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Rank 68 85 73
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.92% 0.58% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.26% 0.69% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 8
Median daily rate £331 £335 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -15.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £335 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £335 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
928 1164 989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.90% 84.53% 86.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 810 693
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £19.44 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017, 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 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 14 (51.85%) Functional Testing
3 13 (48.15%) Manual Testing
4 12 (44.44%) BDD
4 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) Scrum
5 11 (40.74%) Kanban
6 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (33.33%) ISEB
6 9 (33.33%) Oracle
6 9 (33.33%) Visual Studio
7 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
7 8 (29.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (29.63%) MSTest
8 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
8 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (25.93%) Java
9 6 (22.22%) HTML
9 6 (22.22%) TDD
9 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Maven
10 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
10 5 (18.52%) Degree
10 5 (18.52%) Selenium
10 5 (18.52%) SQL
10 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Loggly
11 4 (14.81%) Elastic Stack

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 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
1 8 (29.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 4 (14.81%) Apache Spark
2 4 (14.81%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.70%) Temenos T24
1 1 (3.70%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (14.81%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (14.81%) IaaS
1 4 (14.81%) Loggly
1 4 (14.81%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
1 4 (14.81%) HTTP
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (14.81%) Hadoop
1 4 (14.81%) HBase
1 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
1 4 (14.81%) MySQL
1 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (14.81%) Redis
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
1 4 (14.81%) Riak
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 8 (29.63%) MSTest
3 7 (25.93%) Jenkins
4 6 (22.22%) Maven
5 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
5 5 (18.52%) Selenium
6 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
6 4 (14.81%) Grunt
6 4 (14.81%) Vagrant
7 3 (11.11%) JIRA
7 3 (11.11%) SpecFlow
8 2 (7.41%) CruiseControl
8 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
8 2 (7.41%) Hudson
8 2 (7.41%) JBehave
8 2 (7.41%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (7.41%) VersionOne
9 1 (3.70%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
2 8 (29.63%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Software Tester
3 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
5 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Software Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Software Test Manager
6 2 (7.41%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) CSS3
2 4 (14.81%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (14.81%) HTML5
2 4 (14.81%) jQuery
2 4 (14.81%) LAMP
2 4 (14.81%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (11.11%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) CoreOS
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) Functional Testing
2 13 (48.15%) Manual Testing
3 12 (44.44%) Automated Testing
3 12 (44.44%) BDD
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (40.74%) Kanban
4 11 (40.74%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Automation Testing
6 6 (22.22%) TDD
7 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Coaching
8 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (14.81%) DevOps
8 4 (14.81%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
8 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 4 (14.81%) Test Automation
8 4 (14.81%) User Stories
9 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) PHP
3 4 (14.81%) Python
4 2 (7.41%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 9 (33.33%) ISEB
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (18.52%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Docker
1 4 (14.81%) HDFS
1 4 (14.81%) VirtualBox
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Ansible
1 4 (14.81%) Kubernetes
1 4 (14.81%) Nagios
1 4 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (14.81%) Puppet
1 4 (14.81%) Salt
1 4 (14.81%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Google
2 4 (14.81%) New Relic
2 4 (14.81%) Rackspace
2 4 (14.81%) SaltStack
2 4 (14.81%) Splunk
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.70%) Calypso
4 1 (3.70%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Temenos