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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 104 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.80% 0.80% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.01% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£295 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £232 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £405 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.65 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +7.57%
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
1781 1391 1054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.13% 79.49% 74.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 945 572
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 36
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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
(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 -9 13 £300 +9.09% 4
Bradford -15 3 £325 +18.18%
Halifax -6 1 £280 -6.66%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 26 (66.67%) ISEB
2 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (48.72%) ISTQB
4 15 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Oracle
7 10 (25.64%) SQL
7 10 (25.64%) .NET
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
7 10 (25.64%) Test Management
7 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
8 9 (23.08%) Change Control
8 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (23.08%) SDLC
8 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 9 (23.08%) RAD
9 8 (20.51%) QA
10 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
10 6 (15.38%) Coaching
10 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
11 5 (12.82%) Change Management
11 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
11 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.26%) Selenium
12 4 (10.26%) Time Management
12 4 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (10.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) SoapUI
2 4 (10.26%) Selenium
3 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
4 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.56%) NUnit
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (2.56%) Calabash
5 1 (2.56%) Appium
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Billing
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 10 (25.64%) Tester
4 9 (23.08%) Test Manager
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Test Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Integration Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (2.56%) XSL
4 1 (2.56%) WCF
4 1 (2.56%) CAML
4 1 (2.56%) J2EE
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) UNIX
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
1 1 (2.56%) Solaris
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
1 1 (2.56%) Android
1 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Test Management
3 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
4 9 (23.08%) Manual Testing
4 9 (23.08%) RAD
4 9 (23.08%) Change Control
4 9 (23.08%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (23.08%) SDLC
5 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 6 (15.38%) Coaching
5 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.82%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.82%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Change Management
7 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.26%) SOA
7 4 (10.26%) BDD
7 4 (10.26%) Time Management
8 3 (7.69%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) R
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) ISEB
2 19 (48.72%) ISTQB
3 15 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) HL7
2 1 (2.56%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Lotus
4 1 (2.56%) Splunk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £495 per day + .
Posted: 23 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: flexible DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago