The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Rank 70 82 74
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.84% 1.06% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.25% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 9
Median daily rate £319 £300 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £326 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 877 1198 1008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.06% 85.02% 87.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 851 675
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 16
Median hourly rate £14.93 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.84% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £10.20 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Leeds

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Leeds

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Leeds over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Leeds

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Leeds

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 17 (65.38%) ISTQB
2 14 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 11 (42.31%) Kanban
4 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (38.46%) BDD
6 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
6 9 (34.62%) Oracle
7 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
7 8 (30.77%) ISEB
7 8 (30.77%) MSTest
7 8 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
9 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
9 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
10 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
10 5 (19.23%) HTML
10 5 (19.23%) Java
10 5 (19.23%) Maven
10 5 (19.23%) TDD
10 5 (19.23%) Degree
10 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Loggly
11 4 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (15.38%) LAPP Stack

Software Testing
Top Related 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 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 8 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Spark
2 4 (15.38%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (15.38%) IaaS
1 4 (15.38%) Loggly
1 4 (15.38%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
1 4 (15.38%) HTTP
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 4 (15.38%) HBase
1 4 (15.38%) MongoDB
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
1 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (15.38%) Redis
1 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
1 4 (15.38%) Riak
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
2 8 (30.77%) MSTest
3 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
4 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
4 5 (19.23%) Maven
5 4 (15.38%) Grunt
5 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
6 3 (11.54%) Selenium
6 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
7 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
7 2 (7.69%) JIRA
8 1 (3.85%) CruiseControl
8 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.85%) Hudson
8 1 (3.85%) JBehave
8 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (3.85%) VersionOne
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Tester
2 8 (30.77%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Software Tester
3 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (11.54%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Software Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
6 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Test Automation Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
2 4 (15.38%) CSS3
2 4 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (15.38%) HTML5
2 4 (15.38%) jQuery
2 4 (15.38%) LAMP
2 4 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
4 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) Replication
2 3 (11.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) CoreOS
1 4 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Manual Testing
2 13 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Kanban
4 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (38.46%) BDD
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Automation Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (19.23%) TDD
7 4 (15.38%) Coaching
7 4 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (15.38%) DevOps
7 4 (15.38%) Extreme Programming
7 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) User Stories
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (19.23%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 4 (15.38%) PHP
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 6 (23.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
1 4 (15.38%) HDFS
1 4 (15.38%) VirtualBox
1 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Ansible
1 4 (15.38%) Kubernetes
1 4 (15.38%) Nagios
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
1 4 (15.38%) Salt
1 4 (15.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Google
2 4 (15.38%) New Relic
2 4 (15.38%) Rackspace
2 4 (15.38%) SaltStack
2 4 (15.38%) Splunk
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) CA Agile Central