The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 98 95 73
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.61% 0.87% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.03% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Median daily rate £325 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £323 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £441 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £329
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £12.35 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+223.88% -67.06%
System 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
1280 1462 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.20% 85.00% 80.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 1065 554
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £11.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +53.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £9.43 £8.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Leeds region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

System Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing System Testing across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

System Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Leeds region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) ISEB
4 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (35.71%) Test Management
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) SDLC
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) SOAP
6 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
7 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
7 2 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra

System 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 2 (14.29%) LiveCycle
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) Sybase IQ
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
3 2 (14.29%) Appium
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
4 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.14%) JMeter
4 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
2 6 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Integration Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Manager
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QlikView Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) HTML
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Ab Initio
2 2 (14.29%) Netezza
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Telerik