The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Yorkshire region that had Software Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank 143 143 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.14% 0.068% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.072% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £263 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £92.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +145.33%
Software Tester
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2709 2778 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.03% 95.01% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1861 1414
Median daily rate £400 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 111 115
Median hourly rate £15.32 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.84% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Software Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Yorkshire region that featured Software Tester in the job title.

Software Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Tester across the Yorkshire region.

Software Tester Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Tester across the Yorkshire region.

Software Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Software Tester
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Tester within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Yorkshire - 2 £200 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Software Tester
England

Software Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, Software Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region featuring Software Tester in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) JMeter
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (14.29%) MS Project
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) Linux

Software Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Telerik