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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 44 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.25% - 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% - 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +45.83%
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
317 187 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 78.27% 81.30% 68.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 119 86
Average daily rate £420 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £15.79 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.00% -12.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 14 (82.35%) Informatica
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle
2 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
3 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
3 10 (58.82%) PL/SQL
3 10 (58.82%) ISEB
3 10 (58.82%) ETL
4 9 (52.94%) ERwin
4 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
5 8 (47.06%) Project Management
5 8 (47.06%) Migration
5 8 (47.06%) Statistics
5 8 (47.06%) Data Quality
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
7 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
7 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
8 4 (23.53%) System Testing
8 4 (23.53%) SOA
9 3 (17.65%) SAS
9 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (17.65%) SDLC
9 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
10 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
10 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (11.76%) Banking

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (17.65%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) ERwin
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Tester
2 7 (41.18%) ETL Tester
3 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) ETL Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Functional Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Statistics
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) ETL
2 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
3 8 (47.06%) Migration
3 8 (47.06%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) Functional Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
4 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
5 4 (23.53%) SOA
5 4 (23.53%) System Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.76%) Software Delivery
8 1 (5.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) PL/SQL
2 10 (58.82%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) Data Quality
2 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Informatica
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle
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