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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 89 84 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 11 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.88% 0.73% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 0.92% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 30
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £372 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +13.51%
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
1283 1192 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 74.94% 78.68% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 687 716
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 33
Average hourly rate £13.60 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
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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 -2 9 £288 -4.16% 6
Wakefield - - - -
Halifax - - - - 1
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 22 (70.97%) ISEB
2 16 (51.61%) ISTQB
3 15 (48.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (32.26%) QA
7 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
8 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
9 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Linux
10 6 (19.35%) Selenium
11 5 (16.13%) Test Management
11 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) IPTV
11 5 (16.13%) VLAN
11 5 (16.13%) Degree
11 5 (16.13%) BDD
11 5 (16.13%) Video on Demand
11 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
11 5 (16.13%) Performance Analysis
11 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
11 5 (16.13%) Tcl
11 5 (16.13%) MPEG
11 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
11 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
11 5 (16.13%) C
11 5 (16.13%) C++
11 5 (16.13%) Perl

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.13%) DVB
1 5 (16.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.45%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) MSTest
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) Toad
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Back Office
3 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 16 (51.61%) Test Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Tester
4 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Tester
5 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Integration Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Resource Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) WSDL
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
1 5 (16.13%) MPEG
1 5 (16.13%) IPTV
1 5 (16.13%) Video on Demand
2 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) NHS
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) STB
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (29.03%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
5 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Automated Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.13%) Test Management
7 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
7 5 (16.13%) BDD
7 5 (16.13%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (12.90%) System Testing
8 4 (12.90%) TDD
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) RAD
9 3 (9.68%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C
1 5 (16.13%) C++
1 5 (16.13%) Perl
1 5 (16.13%) Tcl
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) ISEB
2 16 (51.61%) ISTQB
3 15 (48.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Remedy
2 2 (6.45%) Capita
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago