The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Tester
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 94 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 7 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.49% 0.050% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.052% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
Median daily rate £288 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £313 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £313 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £295 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +32.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1377 1921 1693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.43% 96.05% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 1292 1138
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 72
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.68 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.05 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Yorkshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +15 7 £288 -8.00% 1
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Kanban
1 7 (100.00%) MSTest
1 7 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 7 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
2 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Selenium
5 2 (28.57%) C#
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (28.57%) Test Automation

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MSTest
1 7 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 7 (100.00%) Kanban
1 7 (100.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (85.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (71.43%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
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