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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 75 73 80
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing System Testing 4 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.39% 0.54% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.68% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Average daily rate
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£305 £438 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.28% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +52.50%
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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
811 735 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.59% 79.12% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 404 499
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.27% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £30.13 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Base SAS
2 3 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) OLAP
2 3 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (33.33%) SAS
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (11.11%) PuTTY
4 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Toad
4 1 (11.11%) Star Schema
4 1 (11.11%) ISEB
4 1 (11.11%) Informatica
4 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (11.11%) ETL

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) OLAP
1 3 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 3 (33.33%) Base SAS
1 3 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (11.11%) Star Schema
2 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Toad
1 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) SAS Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
1 3 (33.33%) SAS BI Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Predictive Modelling
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
3 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Informatica