The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leicester region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.48% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -33.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
97 84 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 60.25% 78.50% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 30
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 7
Average hourly rate £21.00 £9.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -74.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.10 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £12.62 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
Leicestershire

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 18 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
2 6 (85.71%) TickIT
2 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
2 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 6 (85.71%) VSS/SourceSafe

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) MS Office
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
1 6 (85.71%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
1 7 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) UAT Analyst
2 6 (85.71%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) UNIX
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) ISEB
1 7 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) ISO 9001
1 6 (85.71%) TickIT
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft