The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 81 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 16 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.94% 1.06% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.41% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 21
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£275 £305 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £280 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £356 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £11.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+160.86% -61.01%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1314 1135 1358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.52% 75.07% 73.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 604 767
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 34
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +132.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -3 11 £275 -21.42% 8
Bradford +1 3 £275 -
Halifax -7 2 £265 -5.35% 1
Wakefield - - - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (80.65%) ISEB
2 19 (61.29%) ISTQB
2 19 (61.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
4 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (38.71%) Banking
5 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (32.26%) Finance
7 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (25.81%) QA
8 6 (19.35%) Selenium
8 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Retail
9 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Scrum
9 5 (16.13%) Windows
9 5 (16.13%) Linux
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
9 5 (16.13%) Degree
9 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
9 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
9 5 (16.13%) BDD
9 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
10 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
10 4 (12.90%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DVB
1 4 (12.90%) Ethernet
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.90%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
2 4 (12.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) RSpec
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 12 (38.71%) Banking
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Analyst
1 16 (51.61%) Test Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Test Leader
2 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Tester
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Tester
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Operator
4 1 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Video on Demand
2 4 (12.90%) Client/Server
2 4 (12.90%) MPEG
2 4 (12.90%) IPTV
3 3 (9.68%) NHS
4 2 (6.45%) STB
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Test Scripting
2 11 (35.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (19.35%) Integration Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Scrum
5 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
5 5 (16.13%) BDD
5 5 (16.13%) Automation Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
6 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Test Management
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C
2 4 (12.90%) C++
2 4 (12.90%) Java
2 4 (12.90%) Perl
2 4 (12.90%) Tcl
3 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (80.65%) ISEB
2 19 (61.29%) ISTQB
2 19 (61.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) APMP
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Remedy
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) BMC
3 2 (6.45%) Capita
4 1 (3.23%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
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