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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 65 69 59
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 6 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.90% 0.68% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.85% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 24
Average daily rate
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£360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £260 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
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
782 706 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.28% 79.68% 77.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 389 479
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 11
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.20 £28.40 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014, 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 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (46.67%) QA
4 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
6 4 (26.67%) C
6 4 (26.67%) C++
6 4 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) Perl
6 4 (26.67%) Tcl
6 4 (26.67%) DVB
6 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (26.67%) MPEG
6 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
6 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
6 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
6 4 (26.67%) Windows
6 4 (26.67%) Cucumber

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (26.67%) DVB
1 4 (26.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
1 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (20.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Test Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Tester
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Coordinator
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Operator
3 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Client/Server
1 4 (26.67%) MPEG
1 4 (26.67%) IPTV
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
1 4 (26.67%) Video on Demand
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) STB
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Performance Analysis
3 4 (26.67%) Test Planning
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
1 4 (26.67%) C++
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
1 4 (26.67%) Tcl
2 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
2 3 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Capita
2 1 (6.67%) Splunk