The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 23 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.02% 1.84% 4.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 2.19% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £280 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -3.33%
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 Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
76 137 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 77.55% 84.05% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 102 118
Median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £283 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Software Testing
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Law
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center