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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 96 120 112
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 23 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.07% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.87% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 10
Median daily rate £331 £300 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -24.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £263 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £404 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.27% +15.71%

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
1784 2289 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.63% 81.14% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1522 1413
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 62 53
Median hourly rate £13.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.10 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +25 22 £325 +8.33% 10
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 21 (67.74%) ISTQB
2 14 (45.16%) Manual Testing
2 14 (45.16%) Functional Testing
3 13 (41.94%) BDD
3 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
4 12 (38.71%) Scrum
4 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (38.71%) ISEB
5 11 (35.48%) Kanban
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle
7 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
7 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (25.81%) MSTest
8 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
8 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (22.58%) Java
9 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
9 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
10 6 (19.35%) HTML
10 6 (19.35%) SQL
10 6 (19.35%) TDD
10 6 (19.35%) Maven
10 6 (19.35%) Degree
10 6 (19.35%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.13%) Selenium
11 5 (16.13%) Git (software)

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 8 (25.81%) SharePoint
1 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (12.90%) Apache
2 4 (12.90%) Apache Spark
2 4 (12.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (3.23%) Temenos T24
1 1 (3.23%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (12.90%) IaaS
1 4 (12.90%) Loggly
1 4 (12.90%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DNS
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
1 4 (12.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (12.90%) Hadoop
2 4 (12.90%) HBase
2 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.90%) Redis
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (29.03%) Visual Studio
2 8 (25.81%) MSTest
3 7 (22.58%) Jenkins
4 6 (19.35%) Maven
5 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
5 5 (16.13%) Selenium
6 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
6 4 (12.90%) Grunt
6 4 (12.90%) SpecFlow
6 4 (12.90%) Vagrant
7 3 (9.68%) JIRA
8 2 (6.45%) CruiseControl
8 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
8 2 (6.45%) Hudson
8 2 (6.45%) JBehave
8 2 (6.45%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (6.45%) VersionOne
9 1 (3.23%) JMeter
9 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Tester
2 10 (32.26%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Test Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Software Tester
5 4 (12.90%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
6 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (6.45%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Lead
8 1 (3.23%) IT Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Software Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) HTML
2 4 (12.90%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
2 4 (12.90%) CSS
2 4 (12.90%) CSS3
2 4 (12.90%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (12.90%) HTML5
2 4 (12.90%) jQuery
2 4 (12.90%) LAMP
2 4 (12.90%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Replication
3 3 (9.68%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
4 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) CoreOS
1 4 (12.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Functional Testing
1 14 (45.16%) Manual Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Automated Testing
2 13 (41.94%) BDD
3 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) Scrum
4 11 (35.48%) Kanban
5 8 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Automation Testing
7 6 (19.35%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (19.35%) TDD
8 4 (12.90%) Coaching
8 4 (12.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (12.90%) DevOps
8 4 (12.90%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
8 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
8 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) Java
2 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) PHP
3 4 (12.90%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) C#
5 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) ISTQB
2 12 (38.71%) ISEB
3 8 (25.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (19.35%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
1 4 (12.90%) HDFS
1 4 (12.90%) VirtualBox
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Ansible
1 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
1 4 (12.90%) Nagios
1 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.90%) Puppet
1 4 (12.90%) Salt
1 4 (12.90%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 4 (12.90%) Google
2 4 (12.90%) New Relic
2 4 (12.90%) Rackspace
2 4 (12.90%) SaltStack
2 4 (12.90%) Splunk
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.45%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (3.23%) Calypso
4 1 (3.23%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.23%) HP
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Temenos