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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 41 39 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.68% 1.27% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.68% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £330 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -10.07%
Software Testing
East Midlands

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
237 179 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 80.61% 75.53% 67.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 100 98
Median daily rate £338 £360 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 16
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.25 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 1 £310 -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) TickIT
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science

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 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle