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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 93 72 73
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs citing System Testing 5 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 0.94% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.17% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Average daily rate
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£288 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
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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
1098 940 600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.24% 80.48% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 646 334
Average daily rate £363 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £110.00 £27.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 May 2015.

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 May 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) VB6
5 2 (25.00%) Maven
5 2 (25.00%) VB
5 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) XML
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) ADO
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (12.50%) XSD
6 1 (12.50%) LDAP
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) XMLSpy
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 3 (37.50%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) VB Programmer
3 2 (25.00%) VB6 Developer
3 2 (25.00%) VB Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) ADO
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) XSD
3 1 (12.50%) jQuery
3 1 (12.50%) CAML
3 1 (12.50%) REST
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (12.50%) CSS
3 1 (12.50%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Web Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (25.00%) VB6
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft