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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 79 92 75
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 7 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.85% 0.47% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.60% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 33
Average daily rate
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£355 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £320 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £11.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+196.70% -68.83%
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
1272 1164 1449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.42% 78.81% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 630 784
Average daily rate £355 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 41 35
Average hourly rate £13.50 £36.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.26% +116.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +4 9 £360 +20.00% 4
Bradford -3 2 £278 +0.90% 1
Halifax - - - - 1
Wakefield - - - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (83.33%) ISEB
2 19 (63.33%) ISTQB
3 17 (56.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (43.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
6 9 (30.00%) QA
7 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (26.67%) Banking
8 7 (23.33%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (23.33%) Integration Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Selenium
9 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Linux
10 5 (16.67%) C
10 5 (16.67%) C++
10 5 (16.67%) Tcl
10 5 (16.67%) Perl
10 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
10 5 (16.67%) MPEG
10 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
10 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 5 (16.67%) DVB
10 5 (16.67%) Scrum
10 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
10 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
10 5 (16.67%) IPTV
10 5 (16.67%) VLAN
10 5 (16.67%) Degree

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.67%) DVB
1 5 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Selenium
2 4 (13.33%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.33%) MSTest
General
1 8 (26.67%) Banking
2 7 (23.33%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Analyst
1 14 (46.67%) Test Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Operator
5 1 (3.33%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Integration Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Integration Tester
5 1 (3.33%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 5 (16.67%) MPEG
1 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 5 (16.67%) IPTV
1 5 (16.67%) Video on Demand
2 3 (10.00%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) STB
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (36.67%) Test Scripting
3 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (23.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Test Management
6 5 (16.67%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 5 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.33%) TDD
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C
1 5 (16.67%) C++
1 5 (16.67%) Tcl
1 5 (16.67%) Perl
2 4 (13.33%) Java
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) ISEB
2 19 (63.33%) ISTQB
3 17 (56.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.33%) APMP
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Remedy
2 2 (6.67%) Capita
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) BMC
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk
West Yorkshire
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum 6 months fixed term
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago