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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 99 106 93
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 16 13 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.67% 0.58% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.78% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 34
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£320 £330 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £358 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+204.34% -67.14%
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
1768 1667 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 74.29% 74.49% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 909 1048
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 72 48
Average hourly rate £15.39 £36.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.26% +108.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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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
West Yorkshire +18 16 £320 -3.03% 7
North Yorkshire - - - - 5
South Yorkshire - - - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 32 (86.49%) ISEB
2 22 (59.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (56.76%) ISTQB
4 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
5 15 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
6 11 (29.73%) Banking
7 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 9 (24.32%) QA
9 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.92%) Selenium
10 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Test Management
11 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
11 6 (16.22%) BDD
11 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
11 6 (16.22%) Linux
11 6 (16.22%) SQL
12 5 (13.51%) C
12 5 (13.51%) C++
12 5 (13.51%) .NET
12 5 (13.51%) Perl
12 5 (13.51%) Windows
12 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
12 5 (13.51%) MPEG
12 5 (13.51%) Ethernet
12 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
12 5 (13.51%) Retail
12 5 (13.51%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Ethernet
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
1 5 (13.51%) DVB
1 5 (13.51%) VLAN
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
3 3 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.41%) JIRA
4 2 (5.41%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.70%) JMeter
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.70%) MSTest
5 1 (2.70%) RSpec
5 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (29.73%) Banking
2 10 (27.03%) Finance
3 5 (13.51%) Retail
4 3 (8.11%) Back Office
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Analyst
1 20 (54.05%) Test Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Tester
3 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.81%) Test Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (2.70%) Senior Tester
5 1 (2.70%) Environment Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Tester
5 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Operator
5 1 (2.70%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
1 5 (13.51%) MPEG
1 5 (13.51%) Video on Demand
1 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
1 5 (13.51%) IPTV
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) STB
4 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.70%) CentOS
4 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) Test Scripting
2 15 (40.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (18.92%) Integration Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Test Management
5 6 (16.22%) Automated Testing
5 6 (16.22%) BDD
5 6 (16.22%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.51%) Scrum
6 5 (13.51%) Test Automation
6 5 (13.51%) Waterfall
6 5 (13.51%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Automation Testing
7 4 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Project Management
7 4 (10.81%) Change Management
7 4 (10.81%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) C
2 5 (13.51%) C++
2 5 (13.51%) Perl
2 5 (13.51%) Tcl
3 4 (10.81%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (86.49%) ISEB
2 22 (59.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (56.76%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.51%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.70%) APMP
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) QA
2 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) Remedy
2 2 (5.41%) Capita
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) BMC
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Splunk
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