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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 102 88 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.49% 0.86% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.02% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 19
Average daily rate £300 £389 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.82% +29.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £433 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +50.53%
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
1660 1464 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.06% 83.56% 77.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1033 725
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £21.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.75 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £36.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 7 £335 -14.10% 16
Bradford - 1 £300 - 2
Halifax - 1 £284 -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 10 (47.62%) ISEB
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
4 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 7 (33.33%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
6 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Java
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) SOAP
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (19.05%) Kanban
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (19.05%) BDD
8 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 3 (14.29%) CSS3
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (14.29%) HTML5
8 3 (14.29%) QA
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.76%) Appium
3 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) Selenium
3 1 (4.76%) TestPartner
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
1 10 (47.62%) Test Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Java Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Senior Java Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) SOA Tester
3 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
5 1 (4.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) CSS
2 3 (14.29%) CSS3
2 3 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 3 (14.29%) HTML5
2 3 (14.29%) J2EE
2 3 (14.29%) JSP
2 3 (14.29%) Spring
3 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Waterfall
3 7 (33.33%) SDLC
4 6 (28.57%) Scrum
4 6 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 5 (23.81%) Defect Management
5 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (19.05%) BDD
6 4 (19.05%) Kanban
6 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 2 (9.52%) Analytics
8 2 (9.52%) RAD
8 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (9.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) HP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
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