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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 30 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.81% 1.78% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 2.35% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
185 213 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 75.20% 75.80% 70.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 122 127
Median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 8
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +280.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.78 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 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 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 2 (50.00%) SDET
2 2 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) TickIT
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows

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 2 (50.00%) C# Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Development Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (25.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (25.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Load Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Logistics
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) SDET
2 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (25.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle