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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 68 68 81
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.50% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.85% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +112.50%
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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
780 704 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.39% 79.64% 77.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 390 475
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 12
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +210.34%
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 £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) LAMP
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Ajax
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (16.67%) CSS
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Star Schema
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) Toad
1 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) Ajax
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) UNIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) Informatica