The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 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 Sheffield 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.10% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£294 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £11.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.01%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 131 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 70.17% 66.84% 66.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 82 79
Average daily rate £380 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £213 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £44.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.92% +48.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Sheffield region.

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Software Testing
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) QA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Test Management
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA