The first table below looks at the demand for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 74 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing System Testing 11 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.94% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.52% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £331 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.67% -5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £40.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.31% +46.81%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
915 578 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.41% 75.56% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 309 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
System Testing
West Yorkshire

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Base SAS
2 7 (31.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 7 (31.82%) Predictive Modelling
2 7 (31.82%) OLAP
2 7 (31.82%) Data Mining
2 7 (31.82%) SAS
2 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (31.82%) Analytics
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) SQL
4 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) MCTS
5 3 (13.64%) MCITP
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
6 2 (9.09%) Kronos
6 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.09%) CRM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) SAS
2 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (31.82%) OLAP
1 7 (31.82%) Data Mining
1 7 (31.82%) Base SAS
1 7 (31.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.55%) MSTest
2 1 (4.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Developer
2 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 7 (31.82%) SAS BI Developer
2 7 (31.82%) SAS Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 2 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (9.09%) Junior
6 2 (9.09%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Tester
7 1 (4.55%) Junior IT Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Environment Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
1 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (31.82%) Predictive Modelling
2 7 (31.82%) Analytics
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.09%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 1 (4.55%) Test Strategy
5 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.55%) UML
5 1 (4.55%) RUP
5 1 (4.55%) DSDM
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) MCTS
1 3 (13.64%) MCITP
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Kronos
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle