The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills 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 Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 91 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 31 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.43% 0.94% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.18% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 8
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£325 £275 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £214 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £346 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
- +160.86%
Software Testing
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1791 1353 1155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.42% 79.87% 76.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1307 878 615
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 40
Average hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.33% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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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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 -7 28 £325 +18.18% 4
Bradford -2 5 £325 +18.18% 2
Software Testing
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Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (54.90%) ISEB
3 22 (43.14%) ISTQB
4 20 (39.22%) Waterfall
5 19 (37.25%) SDLC
6 18 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (31.37%) Oracle
8 15 (29.41%) Finance
9 12 (23.53%) RAD
9 12 (23.53%) Change Control
9 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
10 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
10 11 (21.57%) .NET
11 9 (17.65%) SQL
11 9 (17.65%) SOAP
11 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
12 8 (15.69%) Test Management
12 8 (15.69%) QA
12 8 (15.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 8 (15.69%) SoapUI
12 8 (15.69%) SOA
13 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
13 6 (11.76%) Requirements Management
13 6 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
14 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
14 5 (9.80%) Coaching
14 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
14 5 (9.80%) Selenium

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) SoapUI
2 6 (11.76%) Visual Studio
3 5 (9.80%) Selenium
4 3 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 3 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.88%) HP UFT
4 3 (5.88%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.92%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.96%) NUnit
6 1 (1.96%) JIRA
6 1 (1.96%) Calabash
6 1 (1.96%) Appium
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Billing
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) Tester
2 13 (25.49%) Test Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Test Manager
5 7 (13.73%) Business Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Test Leader
9 1 (1.96%) NHS Business Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Agile Tester
9 1 (1.96%) Automation Tester
9 1 (1.96%) Support Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Systems Tester
9 1 (1.96%) Technical Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.96%) Test Specialist
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 9 (17.65%) SOAP
3 2 (3.92%) Gherkin
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) XSL
4 1 (1.96%) WSDL
4 1 (1.96%) WCF
4 1 (1.96%) CAML
4 1 (1.96%) J2EE
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Solaris
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Android
2 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (39.22%) Waterfall
3 19 (37.25%) SDLC
4 12 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
4 12 (23.53%) Change Control
4 12 (23.53%) RAD
4 12 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (21.57%) Test Automation
6 9 (17.65%) Manual Testing
7 8 (15.69%) Test Management
7 8 (15.69%) SOA
8 6 (11.76%) Requirements Management
8 6 (11.76%) Business Process Mapping
9 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
9 5 (9.80%) Coaching
9 5 (9.80%) BDD
9 5 (9.80%) Test Scripting
9 5 (9.80%) Automated Testing
9 5 (9.80%) Change Management
10 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (9.80%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Java
4 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (54.90%) ISEB
2 22 (43.14%) ISTQB
3 18 (35.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) HL7
2 1 (1.96%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) Lotus
4 1 (1.96%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Splunk
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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