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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Tester
Rank - 146 121
Contract jobs requiring a Software Tester 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire - 0.22% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.23% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £288 £240
% change year-on-year
+10.86% +19.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.87 £35.94 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +212.47%
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
2752 3006 2297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 96.26% 95.85% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 2036 1371
Median daily rate £380 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 161 140
Median hourly rate £14.48 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.38% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 Skill Set
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) NHS

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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB