The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 29 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.

Software Testing
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 38
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.36% 1.07% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.38% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.78% +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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 229 217 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 77.89% 77.50% 65.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 126 128
Median daily rate £340 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.63% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +150.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Leicestershire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Leicestershire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -6 1 - - 2
Software Testing
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) TickIT
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Degree

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Software Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Development Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Development Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Unreal Engine
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 1 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (33.33%) QA
1 2 (33.33%) SDET
1 2 (33.33%) TickIT
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
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