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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 23 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 0.98% - 4.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £284 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
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
84 124 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 82.35% 78.98% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 113 91
Average daily rate £375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 27 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (50.00%) MS Project
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Retail
4 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (25.00%) QA
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) SQL

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) MS Project
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft