Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 25 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.

System Testing
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 137 142
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -28
Contract jobs citing System Testing 9 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.40% 0.31% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.35% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Leeds median daily rate £275 £325 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% -20.00% +41.30%
10th Percentile £193 £239 £272
90th Percentile £403 £445 £453
West Yorkshire median daily rate £275 £320 £350
% change year-on-year -14.06% -8.57% +21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £12.35
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £12.35

System 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 2283 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.09% 87.54% 87.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1541 2010
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £550 £563 £553
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £15.00 £10.20 £8.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.13 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Leeds

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for System Testing in Leeds

System Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Leeds over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for System Testing in Leeds

System Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for System Testing in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing System 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 System Testing.

1 5 (55.56%) SQL
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Java
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
4 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (22.22%) Node.js
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 2 (22.22%) COBOL
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (11.11%) DSDM
5 1 (11.11%) RUP
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (11.11%) HTML

System 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) Vagrant
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support
1 3 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Unix Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Unix Support
2 2 (22.22%) Unix Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) COBOL Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Java Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Tester
3 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) AngularJS
1 2 (22.22%) Node.js
1 2 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) React
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
5 1 (11.11%) DevOps
5 1 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) High Availability
5 1 (11.11%) Kanban
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Privileged Identity Management
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) COBOL
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Cobbler
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Sun
3 1 (11.11%) Workday