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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 28 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 1.09% 0.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£278 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+215.21% -67.14%
Software Testing
West Yorkshire

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
143 152 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 77.72% 80.00% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 78 55
Average daily rate £355 £263 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.23% +14.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £177 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £11.90 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) QA
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (60.00%) Video on Demand
3 3 (60.00%) Tcl
3 3 (60.00%) DVB
3 3 (60.00%) C
3 3 (60.00%) C++
3 3 (60.00%) Perl
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (60.00%) MPEG
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) IPTV
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Test Management
4 2 (40.00%) Capita
5 1 (20.00%) Selenium
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (20.00%) APMP
5 1 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DVB
1 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Test Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Environment Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Integration Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (60.00%) Video on Demand
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (60.00%) MPEG
1 3 (60.00%) IPTV
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Tcl
1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
2 4 (80.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (20.00%) APMP
5 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Capita