The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank - 51 39
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire - 0.20% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.25% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £42.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-41.52% +22.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
362 395 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 81.72% 78.22% 78.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 274 191
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £586 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Median hourly rate £23.24 £16.00 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.21% +1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.24 £13.20 £7.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £28.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 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