Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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.

Software Testing
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 127 128
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.13% 0.70% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.79% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 22
Leeds median daily rate £225 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -7.69% +13.04%
10th Percentile £206 £229 £229
90th Percentile £448 £389 £487
West Yorkshire median daily rate £225 £275 £325
% change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1925 2273 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.01% 87.79% 87.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1374 1536 1988
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £263
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 66
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £13.35 £10.20 £8.94
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £39.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Digital TV
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) IPTV
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Laravel
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (33.33%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
1 1 (33.33%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Digital TV
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (33.33%) IPTV
1 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google