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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Leicestershire / Leicester
Rank - 27 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester - 0.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +4.61% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -34.52% +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 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 124 116 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 79.49% 78.38% 64.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 49 54
Median daily rate £340 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.75% +175.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £21.50
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 Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 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

Software Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) TickIT
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Software Testing
Top Related 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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Logistics
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (100.00%) TickIT
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle