The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 46 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.53% 0.72% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.93% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £424 £343 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.64% +16.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £329 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £357 £309
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
Software Testing
South 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 Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
301 215 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 79.63% 77.62% 67.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 143 79
Median daily rate £418 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Sheffield 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 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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) Informatica
2 3 (42.86%) ERwin
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (42.86%) Dimensional Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) ERwin
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) ETL Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) ETL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum Master
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) Dimensional Modelling
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Management
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Informatica
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle