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 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 96 93
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3  
Contract jobs citing System Testing 8 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.72% 0.60% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.68% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £385 £345 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.59% -8.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £272 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £453 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £12.35
% change year-on-year +4.00% +203.64%  

System 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 985 1317 1344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.26% 88.51% 86.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2713 3958 4317
Median daily rate £415 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £313 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 43
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -17.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.86 £180.00 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Node.js
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Games
4 2 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content

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 1 (12.50%) LiveCycle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (12.50%) CyberArk Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Java Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) OAT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) UI Developer
2 1 (12.50%) UI Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) Integration Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Scenario Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) BDD
4 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
1 1 (12.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Cobbler
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) CyberArk