The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 39 38 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.84% 1.45% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.94% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.76% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.14%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
186 206 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 77.82% 74.64% 69.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 109
Median daily rate £335 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 10
Median hourly rate £16.75 £39.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.59% +276.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.08 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leicestershire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leicestershire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
2 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SDET
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) TickIT

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (33.33%) Unity DI Container
1 1 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) SDET
1 1 (33.33%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle