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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 78 74 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.21% 0.60% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.74% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Average daily rate
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£390 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £285 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £380 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +20.32%
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
1112 942 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.24% 80.44% 76.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 631 316
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £16.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £110.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 15 (57.69%) ISEB
2 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (38.46%) Test Management
6 6 (23.08%) Finance
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) RAD
6 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (23.08%) Change Control
7 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 5 (19.23%) Coaching
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle
8 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (15.38%) System Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Time Management
9 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (11.54%) .NET
9 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 3 (11.54%) HP
9 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
9 3 (11.54%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.85%) Toad
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
3 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Test Manager
4 8 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Tester
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) WSDL
3 1 (3.85%) WCF
3 1 (3.85%) CAML
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) XSL
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Test Management
3 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Change Control
3 6 (23.08%) RAD
3 6 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
4 5 (19.23%) Coaching
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) Information Assurance
6 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Security Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Web Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
6 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) R
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) ISEB
2 13 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) HL7
2 1 (3.85%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft