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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 90 77 72
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 22 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.18% 1.35% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.75% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 9
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£390 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -4.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £358 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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
1539 1317 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.56% 77.20% 72.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 850 491
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 28
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £15.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +20.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £13.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £110.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 18 £390 +30.00% 14
Bradford -14 2 £285 -5.00% 2
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 23 (62.16%) ISEB
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (48.65%) ISTQB
4 17 (45.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (29.73%) Finance
5 11 (29.73%) Test Management
6 10 (27.03%) Change Control
6 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
6 10 (27.03%) RAD
7 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
8 7 (18.92%) Coaching
9 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
9 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.51%) QA
10 5 (13.51%) Time Management
11 4 (10.81%) System Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Change Management
11 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.81%) Oracle
12 3 (8.11%) SOAP
12 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (8.11%) HP
12 3 (8.11%) WSDL
12 3 (8.11%) .NET
12 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
12 3 (8.11%) SOA
12 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) Selenium
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) Toad
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Analyst
2 19 (51.35%) Test Analyst
3 13 (35.14%) Senior Analyst
4 10 (27.03%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (27.03%) Test Manager
5 6 (16.22%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Resource Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) SOAP
1 3 (8.11%) WSDL
2 1 (2.70%) WCF
2 1 (2.70%) CAML
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) XSL
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) Test Management
3 10 (27.03%) Waterfall
3 10 (27.03%) Change Control
3 10 (27.03%) RAD
4 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
4 7 (18.92%) Coaching
5 6 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (16.22%) Integration Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Time Management
7 4 (10.81%) Change Management
7 4 (10.81%) System Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
8 3 (8.11%) SOA
8 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
8 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
8 3 (8.11%) Information Assurance
8 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) R
3 1 (2.70%) C#
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) ISEB
2 18 (48.65%) ISTQB
3 17 (45.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) HL7
2 1 (2.70%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.11%) HP