The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 133 106 109
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 48 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.32% 1.50% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.85% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 36 13
Median daily rate £275 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £498 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £37.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-59.86% +9.62%
Software Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2308 2601 1896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.76% 81.51% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1818 1160
Median daily rate £420 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 80 59
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.83 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.04 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Software Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Software Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Software Testing
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 Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
West Yorkshire -6 9 £275 -35.29% 6
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 22 (81.48%) ISEB
2 21 (77.78%) ISTQB
3 13 (48.15%) Selenium
4 12 (44.44%) Java
5 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
5 11 (40.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 9 (33.33%) QA
7 8 (29.63%) SQL
7 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
8 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Oracle
9 6 (22.22%) Test Management
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
9 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (18.52%) SDLC
10 5 (18.52%) Project Management
10 5 (18.52%) JIRA
11 4 (14.81%) Degree
11 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
11 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
11 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
11 4 (14.81%) System Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
12 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling

Software Testing
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 (3.70%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.70%) Temenos T24
1 1 (3.70%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (7.41%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Base SAS
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Selenium
2 11 (40.74%) Cucumber
3 6 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 5 (18.52%) JIRA
5 3 (11.11%) ERwin
5 3 (11.11%) Zephyr
6 2 (7.41%) Appium
6 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.41%) Hudson
6 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
6 2 (7.41%) Subversion
7 1 (3.70%) CruiseControl
7 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
7 1 (3.70%) JBehave
7 1 (3.70%) JMeter
7 1 (3.70%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.70%) Maven
7 1 (3.70%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Analyst
1 14 (51.85%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Test Automation Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) ETL Tester
5 2 (7.41%) QA Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Software Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) REST
3 2 (7.41%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Functional Testing
1 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) BDD
3 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) Project Management
4 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
5 4 (14.81%) System Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
5 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
6 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (11.11%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (81.48%) ISEB
2 21 (77.78%) ISTQB
3 11 (40.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (14.81%) Degree
5 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (3.70%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.70%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Informatica
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Calypso
4 1 (3.70%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
4 1 (3.70%) Rally
4 1 (3.70%) Temenos