The median contractor rate for a Software Tester was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.098% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £340 £295
% change year-on-year -6.61% +15.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £43.50 £164.00
% change year-on-year -70.11% -73.47%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1002 1486 1337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.62% 96.18% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 1045 935
Median daily rate £398 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -19.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.27 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £22.50 £23.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.29%  

Software Tester
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Software Tester in the job title.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Tester in Leeds

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7 (77.78%) Visual Studio
1 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
1 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
1 7 (77.78%) Kanban
1 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
1 7 (77.78%) MSTest
1 7 (77.78%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (77.78%) Functional Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (22.22%) C#
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
5 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting

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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
1 7 (77.78%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MSTest
1 7 (77.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (77.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Functional Testing
1 7 (77.78%) Kanban
1 7 (77.78%) Manual Testing
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP