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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 105 104 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.43% 1.01% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.21% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 13
Median daily rate £275 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £487 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +0.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
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
1582 1895 1287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.19% 83.33% 78.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1032 1308 793
Median daily rate £420 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £10.66 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -5 7 £275 -38.88% 5
Bradford +9 1 £275 - 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 18 (90.00%) ISEB
1 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (60.00%) Selenium
3 11 (55.00%) Java
4 10 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (40.00%) Software Delivery
6 6 (30.00%) BDD
6 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
6 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Test Management
7 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (20.00%) SDLC
8 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
8 4 (20.00%) System Testing
8 4 (20.00%) JIRA
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) HTML
9 3 (15.00%) Oracle
9 3 (15.00%) Degree
9 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
9 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
10 2 (10.00%) Appium
10 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (10.00%) Smoke Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (5.00%) Temenos T24
1 1 (5.00%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (60.00%) Selenium
2 10 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (10.00%) Appium
5 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (10.00%) Hudson
5 2 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (10.00%) Subversion
5 2 (10.00%) Zephyr
6 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (5.00%) JBehave
6 1 (5.00%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (5.00%) Maven
6 1 (5.00%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Vagrant
6 1 (5.00%) VersionOne
General
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
1 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) HTML
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
2 2 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Software Delivery
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) BDD
2 6 (30.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Management
3 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) System Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Defect Tracking
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Smoke Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
1 18 (90.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Calypso
2 1 (5.00%) Guidewire
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Rally
2 1 (5.00%) Temenos