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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 73 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.51% 0.67% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 0.81% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 9
Median daily rate £325 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £287 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £328 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
1217 1610 1516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.70% 82.56% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 798 1108 1036
Median daily rate £404 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.03 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £21.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +19 21 £331 -1.11% 9
Halifax +2 1 £249 -12.34%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 20 (68.97%) ISTQB
2 14 (48.28%) Functional Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Manual Testing
4 12 (41.38%) BDD
4 12 (41.38%) Automated Testing
5 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (37.93%) ISEB
5 11 (37.93%) Kanban
6 9 (31.03%) Oracle
6 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
6 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (27.59%) MSTest
7 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
8 7 (24.14%) Java
8 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
8 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (20.69%) Maven
9 6 (20.69%) HTML
9 6 (20.69%) TDD
9 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Degree
10 5 (17.24%) SQL
10 5 (17.24%) Selenium
10 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
11 4 (13.79%) ZABBIX
11 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
1 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (13.79%) Apache
2 4 (13.79%) Apache Spark
2 4 (13.79%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.45%) Temenos T24
1 1 (3.45%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (13.79%) IaaS
1 4 (13.79%) Loggly
1 4 (13.79%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) DNS
1 4 (13.79%) HTTP
1 4 (13.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (13.79%) Hadoop
1 4 (13.79%) HBase
1 4 (13.79%) MongoDB
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
1 4 (13.79%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (13.79%) Redis
1 4 (13.79%) Relational Database
1 4 (13.79%) Riak
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 8 (27.59%) MSTest
3 7 (24.14%) Jenkins
4 6 (20.69%) Maven
5 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
5 5 (17.24%) Selenium
6 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
6 4 (13.79%) Grunt
6 4 (13.79%) Vagrant
7 3 (10.34%) JIRA
7 3 (10.34%) SpecFlow
8 2 (6.90%) CruiseControl
8 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
8 2 (6.90%) Hudson
8 2 (6.90%) JBehave
8 2 (6.90%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (6.90%) VersionOne
9 1 (3.45%) JMeter
9 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Tester
2 10 (34.48%) Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Test Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Software Tester
5 4 (13.79%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (10.34%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (10.34%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
6 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Software Manager
7 2 (6.90%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (6.90%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.45%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
2 4 (13.79%) CSS
2 4 (13.79%) CSS3
2 4 (13.79%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (13.79%) HTML5
2 4 (13.79%) jQuery
2 4 (13.79%) LAMP
2 4 (13.79%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (10.34%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.79%) Replication
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) CoreOS
1 4 (13.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Functional Testing
2 13 (44.83%) Manual Testing
3 12 (41.38%) Automated Testing
3 12 (41.38%) BDD
4 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (37.93%) Kanban
4 11 (37.93%) Scrum
5 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
7 5 (17.24%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Coaching
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (13.79%) DevOps
8 4 (13.79%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
8 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.79%) PHP
3 4 (13.79%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (68.97%) ISTQB
2 11 (37.93%) ISEB
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Docker
1 4 (13.79%) HDFS
1 4 (13.79%) VirtualBox
1 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Ansible
1 4 (13.79%) Kubernetes
1 4 (13.79%) Nagios
1 4 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.79%) Puppet
1 4 (13.79%) Salt
1 4 (13.79%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) Google
2 4 (13.79%) New Relic
2 4 (13.79%) Rackspace
2 4 (13.79%) SaltStack
2 4 (13.79%) Splunk
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.45%) Calypso
4 1 (3.45%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Temenos