The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 34 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 2.64% 1.09% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.13% 1.32% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.91 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-31.28% +215.21%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
224 151 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 84.53% 82.07% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 67 80
Average daily rate £350 £355 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +33.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £239 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.36 £14.50 £11.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.89% +21.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.22 £14.50 £14.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 8 (80.00%) Change Control
2 8 (80.00%) RAD
2 8 (80.00%) ISEB
2 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (80.00%) SDLC
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) SOAP
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
3 6 (60.00%) SOA
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) C++
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (90.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) RAD
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
1 8 (80.00%) Change Control
1 8 (80.00%) System Integration Testing
1 8 (80.00%) SDLC
2 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (60.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) OOD
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) ISEB
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus