The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 89 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.04% 1.18% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.61% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 8
Average daily rate £300 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +39.53%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1389 994 1312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 75.82% 73.58% 73.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 520 711
Average daily rate £350 £330 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -3.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £425 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 33
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.19% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.25 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £34.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Halifax - 9 £300 -
Leeds -21 7 £320 +2.23% 12
Bradford -1 2 £425 +32.81% 1
Wakefield - - - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 35 (77.78%) ISEB
2 19 (42.22%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (37.78%) Banking
3 17 (37.78%) ISTQB
3 17 (37.78%) Finance
4 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
5 11 (24.44%) Retail
6 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (22.22%) Project Management
7 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 6 (13.33%) .NET
9 6 (13.33%) Retail Banking
10 5 (11.11%) User Stories
10 5 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (11.11%) Oracle
10 5 (11.11%) Change Management
11 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
11 4 (8.89%) NHS
11 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
11 4 (8.89%) QA
11 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
11 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
11 4 (8.89%) Change Control
11 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
11 4 (8.89%) Test Management
12 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
12 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2 (4.44%) Apache
1 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
1 2 (4.44%) nginx
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.22%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.44%) JMeter
2 2 (4.44%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) RSpec
3 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.22%) MSTest
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (37.78%) Banking
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 11 (24.44%) Retail
3 6 (13.33%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.22%) Local Government
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (57.78%) Test Analyst
1 26 (57.78%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Test Leader
3 5 (11.11%) Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Business Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.22%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.22%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Environment Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Developer
7 1 (2.22%) QA Manager
7 1 (2.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) Ajax
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) NHS
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
1 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
1 2 (4.44%) CentOS
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) Test Scripting
2 10 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (22.22%) Project Management
3 9 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 7 (15.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) User Stories
5 5 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) Change Control
6 4 (8.89%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.89%) Test Management
7 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
7 3 (6.67%) RAD
7 3 (6.67%) Service Management
7 3 (6.67%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (4.44%) Process Management
8 2 (4.44%) Workflow
8 2 (4.44%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) VB
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (77.78%) ISEB
2 17 (37.78%) ISTQB
3 5 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) APMP
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (42.22%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (4.44%) OpenView
2 2 (4.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco
3 2 (4.44%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Splunk
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) BMC