The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 31 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 0.61% - 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% - 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £250 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
Software Testing
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
123 95 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 74.55% 66.43% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 59 47
Average daily rate £330 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 20
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £20.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicester region.

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicester region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Software Testing
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing Software 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 Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester region citing Software 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 Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Manual Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Software QA Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Software Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ERP
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) SDLC
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) V-Model
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA