The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leicestershire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Tester
Rank 45 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.29% - 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £138
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.25% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £88.75 £16.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+454.68% -17.94%
Job Titles Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
330 198 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 94.29% 91.24% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 74 62
Average daily rate £290 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £234 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 28
Average hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.49 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Loughborough - - - -
Software Tester
East Midlands

Software Tester
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft