Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Tester
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 149 156
Rank change year-on-year +26 +7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 5 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.23% 0.037% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.038% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Leeds median daily rate £260 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +18.18% -
10th Percentile £251 £313 £264
90th Percentile £295 £338 £300
West Yorkshire median daily rate £261 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -19.62% +18.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2148 2607 3052
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.19% 96.16% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1745 2118
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £265 £276 £263
90th Percentile £545 £563 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 93
Leeds median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -0.70% +2.99%
10th Percentile £10.51 £9.93 £9.25
90th Percentile £27.30 £31.20 £34.40
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.93 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +7.15% -4.38% +11.23%

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Software Tester in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Software Tester in Leeds

Software Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Tester in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Tester in Leeds

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management

Software Tester Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP