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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 107 99 87
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 12 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.58% 0.86% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.01% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 14
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £274 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £330 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -0.79%
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
1778 1780 1398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.65% 84.84% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1226 1278 961
Median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.57% +125.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £84.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -7 12 £300 - 9
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 16 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 15 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (50.00%) ISEB
3 11 (36.67%) Regression Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) SDLC
4 10 (33.33%) HTML
5 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 9 (30.00%) Kanban
5 9 (30.00%) BDD
6 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (26.67%) Selenium
6 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
7 7 (23.33%) J2EE
7 7 (23.33%) CSS
7 7 (23.33%) JSP
7 7 (23.33%) Hibernate
7 7 (23.33%) Spring
7 7 (23.33%) CSS3
7 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (23.33%) HTML5
8 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
9 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
9 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) IVR

Software Testing
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:

Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Selenium
2 6 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
2 2 (6.67%) Online Betting
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
1 14 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 7 (23.33%) Java Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Senior Java Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Telecoms Test Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Migration Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) QA Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) HTML
2 7 (23.33%) CSS
2 7 (23.33%) CSS3
2 7 (23.33%) Hibernate
2 7 (23.33%) HTML5
2 7 (23.33%) J2EE
2 7 (23.33%) JSP
2 7 (23.33%) Spring
3 3 (10.00%) XML
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (6.67%) Behat
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.33%) IVR
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (36.67%) Regression Testing
1 11 (36.67%) SDLC
2 9 (30.00%) BDD
2 9 (30.00%) Kanban
2 9 (30.00%) Scrum
3 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (23.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 5 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) Test Management
8 2 (6.67%) Defect Tracking
8 2 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 2 (6.67%) System Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 2 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (6.67%) Ruby
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) ISTQB
2 15 (50.00%) ISEB
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle