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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 90 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 11 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.66% 2.01% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 2.63% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £275 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+60.91% -27.50%
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
1335 1179 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 80.42% 76.41% 73.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 946 721 572
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £457 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.47 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.79% +30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £12.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £175.00 £124.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -24 10 £358 +19.16% 6
Bradford - - - - 1
Castleford - - - -
Ilkley - - - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (57.69%) ISEB
2 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Test Management
6 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
6 5 (19.23%) Change Control
6 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 5 (19.23%) RAD
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) SOAP
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
7 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
7 4 (15.38%) Project Management
7 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
7 4 (15.38%) System Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
8 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
8 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (11.54%) Back Office
8 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
8 3 (11.54%) WSDL
8 3 (11.54%) SOA

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) VLAN
1 1 (3.85%) DVB
1 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) SoapUI
2 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) MSTest
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Toad
4 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
2 14 (53.85%) Test Analyst
3 9 (34.62%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Tester
5 6 (23.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Senior Tester
7 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
8 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
9 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
9 1 (3.85%) Lead Test Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Integration Tester
9 1 (3.85%) Senior Integration Tester
9 1 (3.85%) Resource Manager
9 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
9 1 (3.85%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) SOAP
2 3 (11.54%) WSDL
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.85%) IPTV
3 1 (3.85%) MPEG
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Test Management
4 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
4 5 (19.23%) Change Control
4 5 (19.23%) RAD
5 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 4 (15.38%) System Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
6 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.54%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.54%) SOA
7 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 2 (7.69%) Automated Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Demand Management
7 2 (7.69%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) R
2 1 (3.85%) Tcl
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) ISEB
2 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
3 8 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
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