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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 78 53 57
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 23 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.92% 2.42% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 2.99% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 5
Average daily rate
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£358 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.16% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
903 768 597
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.30% 80.76% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 467 317
Average daily rate £375 £325 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £27.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 11 (57.89%) ISEB
2 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
4 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Management
6 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 4 (21.05%) Change Control
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) RAD
6 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.79%) Back Office
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (15.79%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.79%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
8 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SoapUI

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Toad
General
1 3 (15.79%) Back Office
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 11 (57.89%) Test Analyst
3 8 (42.11%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (21.05%) Tester
6 3 (15.79%) Test Manager
7 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
7 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
8 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (5.26%) Test Coordinator
8 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) WSDL
1 2 (10.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Integration Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
4 4 (21.05%) RAD
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) ISEB
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) HP