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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 40 - 43
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.35% - 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% - 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £238 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -3.33%
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
204 225 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 71.83% 66.18% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 127 117
Median daily rate £300 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 41
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £16.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) V-Model
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ERP
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manual Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (83.33%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
3 3 (50.00%) ERP
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA