The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bradford region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 20 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 1.78% 1.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+92.00% -33.03%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
122 150 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 72.19% 78.53% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 53
Average daily rate £338 £255 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +14.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £188 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £433 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £8.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -66.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Testing
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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 25 July 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Tcl
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) MPEG
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) C++
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) DVB
3 2 (40.00%) Capita
3 2 (40.00%) IPTV
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) DVB
1 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Test 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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) MPEG
2 2 (40.00%) IPTV
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) Tcl
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (20.00%) APMP
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Capita
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle