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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 34 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.72% 1.01% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £294 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +25.50%
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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
207 118 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 74.19% 59.60% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 72 63
Average daily rate £375 £305 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.15% -1.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £428 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.24 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.20% -43.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £35.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) CIMA
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Software Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Business Process Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CIMA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft