The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Tester in their job title 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 Tester
Rank 114 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.049% 0.51% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.54% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Average daily rate £313 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £29.25 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+45.29% -79.10%
Software Tester
Yorkshire

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
1931 1673 1495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 94.98% 94.73% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1139 897
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 65 59
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £29.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leeds -19 1 £313 +13.63% 4
Software Tester
Yorkshire

Software Tester
Top 25 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) QA
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) XML Messaging
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) STB
4 1 (16.67%) Java

Software Tester
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region that cited Software Tester in their job title 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 with Software Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) STB
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft