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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 94 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.59% 1.19% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.40% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 9
Median daily rate £275 £450 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £491 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
1164 1362 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.34% 85.02% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 953 512
Median daily rate £420 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £10.66 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 17 (89.47%) ISEB
1 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
2 12 (63.16%) Selenium
3 11 (57.89%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) Cucumber
4 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (42.11%) Software Delivery
6 6 (31.58%) BDD
6 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
6 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
7 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (26.32%) QA
7 5 (26.32%) Test Management
7 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
8 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
8 4 (21.05%) System Testing
8 4 (21.05%) JIRA
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
9 3 (15.79%) SDLC
9 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
9 3 (15.79%) HTML
9 3 (15.79%) Oracle
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
10 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
10 2 (10.53%) Git (software)

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (5.26%) Temenos T24
1 1 (5.26%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (10.53%) DB2
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Selenium
2 10 (52.63%) Cucumber
3 5 (26.32%) WebDriver
4 4 (21.05%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) Appium
5 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (10.53%) Hudson
5 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
5 2 (10.53%) Zephyr
6 1 (5.26%) CruiseControl
6 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.26%) JBehave
6 1 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
6 1 (5.26%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
6 1 (5.26%) VersionOne
General
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
1 12 (63.16%) Test Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) REST
2 2 (10.53%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Software Delivery
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) BDD
2 6 (31.58%) Functional Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Regression Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
3 5 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) System Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.79%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) SDLC
5 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.53%) CRM
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) ISEB
1 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
2 10 (52.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Calypso
2 1 (5.26%) Guidewire
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Rally
2 1 (5.26%) Temenos