The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Halifax 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 19 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.91% - 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.34% - 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Average daily rate £315 - £276
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 95 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 73.18% 81.20% 80.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 73 188
Average daily rate £365 £365 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 14 (93.33%) ISEB
2 13 (86.67%) ISTQB
3 12 (80.00%) Banking
3 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (66.67%) Finance
5 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
6 7 (46.67%) Retail
7 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (26.67%) Retail Banking
9 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
10 3 (20.00%) Change Management
11 2 (13.33%) Project Management
11 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (13.33%) MS Office
11 2 (13.33%) RAD
11 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
11 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
11 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 2 (13.33%) Change Control
11 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
12 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (6.67%) QA
12 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (6.67%) MS Project
12 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
12 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
12 1 (6.67%) Remedy

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 12 (80.00%) Banking
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 7 (46.67%) Retail
4 4 (26.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Test Analyst
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Business Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Banking Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (13.33%) RAD
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (6.67%) ITSM
7 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) ISEB
2 13 (86.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) BMC
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy