The first table below looks at the demand for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 11 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 South Yorkshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 32 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.63% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.57% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£294 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £26.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+45.38% -14.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 175 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 61.76% 62.95% 60.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 111 95
Average daily rate £350 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 10
Average hourly rate £15.39 £44.60 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.50% +74.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £29.60 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield - 2 £294 - 3
Barnsley - - - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 13 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) TestDirector
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (66.67%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Management
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA