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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 83 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 15 11 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.88% 0.70% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 0.90% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 36
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£340 £330 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+215.21% -67.14%
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
1305 1222 1472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 76.95% 77.88% 75.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 656 799
Average daily rate £355 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 50 33
Average hourly rate £11.43 £31.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.14% +103.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 0 8 £363 +6.61% 4
Bradford -1 2 £278 -7.50% 1
Halifax -4 2 £265 -19.69%
Wakefield - - - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 27 (87.10%) ISEB
2 20 (64.52%) ISTQB
3 19 (61.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
6 10 (32.26%) HP Quality Center
6 10 (32.26%) Banking
7 9 (29.03%) Finance
8 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (25.81%) QA
9 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
10 6 (19.35%) Selenium
10 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (19.35%) Linux
11 5 (16.13%) Perl
11 5 (16.13%) C
11 5 (16.13%) C++
11 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
11 5 (16.13%) MPEG
11 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
11 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
11 5 (16.13%) Tcl
11 5 (16.13%) DVB
11 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
11 5 (16.13%) IPTV
11 5 (16.13%) VLAN
11 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Degree
11 5 (16.13%) Test Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (12.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) Ethernet
1 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
1 5 (16.13%) DVB
1 5 (16.13%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Selenium
2 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.23%) JIRA
4 1 (3.23%) MSTest
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (32.26%) Banking
2 9 (29.03%) Finance
3 4 (12.90%) Retail
4 3 (9.68%) Back Office
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
1 15 (48.39%) Test Analyst
2 5 (16.13%) Tester
3 4 (12.90%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Integration Tester
6 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Environment Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Operator
6 1 (3.23%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Client/Server
1 5 (16.13%) MPEG
1 5 (16.13%) IPTV
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
1 5 (16.13%) Video on Demand
2 3 (9.68%) NHS
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) STB
4 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 13 (41.94%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (35.48%) Test Scripting
3 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) Integration Testing
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Automated Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Test Management
6 5 (16.13%) Manual Testing
6 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (12.90%) TDD
7 4 (12.90%) Scrum
8 3 (9.68%) Project Management
8 3 (9.68%) Change Management
8 3 (9.68%) ITSM
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
Qualifications
1 27 (87.10%) ISEB
2 20 (64.52%) ISTQB
3 19 (61.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.23%) APMP
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
2 3 (9.68%) SLA
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Remedy
2 2 (6.45%) Capita
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) BMC
3 1 (3.23%) Splunk