The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 28 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.

Software Testing
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 - 24
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 1.31% - 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% - 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £119
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £316
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -  

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 Leicester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 120 114 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 78.43% 75.00% 67.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 198 258
Median daily rate £369 £394 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.34% +21.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 5 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +191.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.26 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.40 £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Leicester

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Leicester

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) TickIT
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle