Period
to 20 November 2017

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 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
Leicestershire > Leicester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 42 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 - +34
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.63% 0.34% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Leicester median daily rate - £310 -
Leicestershire median daily rate £488 £330 -
% change year-on-year +47.73% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicester median hourly rate - - -
Leicestershire median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 Leicester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leicester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 267 224 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 83.70% 76.71% 71.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 142 108
Leicester median daily rate £370 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +10.77% -2.77%
10th Percentile £249 £249 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Leicestershire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 10
Leicester median hourly rate £32.50 £18.13 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% -19.44% +9.76%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.62 £12.03
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £42.40
Leicestershire median hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £15.13
% change year-on-year +51.72% -4.13% -24.38%

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 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) QA
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Protractor
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

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 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Protractor
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (100.00%) DevOps
1 2 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (100.00%) Use Case
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Validation
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) QA