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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 91 79 65
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.47% 0.27% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.31% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate £363 £190 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.78% -37.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £318 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.96%
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
1236 965 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.74% 86.39% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 699 471
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) LLU
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (10.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) QlikView
4 1 (10.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) ADSL
1 1 (10.00%) LLU
1 1 (10.00%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) Base SAS
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cognos Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica ETL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) QlikView Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) TM1 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) Entity Framework
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (30.00%) Test Management
1 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (30.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) MVVM
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) BT
2 1 (10.00%) Cognos
2 1 (10.00%) Informatica
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore