The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 18 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 43 33 28
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.12% 0.90% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.30% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 154 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 72.47% 69.68% 52.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 61 43
Average daily rate £300 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £271 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £738 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.67 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 3 - -
Loughborough - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Software Testing
East Midlands

Software Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (75.00%) ISO 9001
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) Oracle
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) TickIT
2 6 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
2 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) hybris
3 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) Logistics
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
1 6 (75.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) UAT Test Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) UAT Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) ISO 9001
1 6 (75.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Oracle
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) hybris