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 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 50 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.21% 1.08% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.36% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £325 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
327 220 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 79.37% 78.85% 67.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 152 88
Median daily rate £450 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +23.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £520 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 31 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
1 3 (50.00%) Informatica
1 3 (50.00%) ERwin
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement

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 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) ERwin
2 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) ETL Tester
1 2 (33.33%) Test Automation Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) ETL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum Master
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) Dimensional Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) BDD
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Informatica
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle