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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 92 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing System Testing 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.52% 0.49% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.61% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
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£325 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
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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
1132 985 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.42% 80.94% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 699 323
Average daily rate £375 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.63 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
3 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) ISEB
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) VB6
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) ADO
4 3 (27.27%) VB
4 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
4 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
4 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Test Management
4 3 (27.27%) Maven
4 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 3 (27.27%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
5 2 (18.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (18.18%) SAS
5 2 (18.18%) XML
6 1 (9.09%) XSD
6 1 (9.09%) LDAP
6 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (9.09%) FTP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 2 (18.18%) SAS
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) FTP
1 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (27.27%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) XMLSpy
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Programmer
3 3 (27.27%) VB Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Tester
3 3 (27.27%) VB Programmer
3 3 (27.27%) VB6 Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) SAS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior C# Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ADO
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSD
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) REST
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
4 1 (9.09%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Web Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Management
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) VB6
3 3 (27.27%) VB
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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