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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 117 105 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 27 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.94% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.17% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 13
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£388 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £303
% change year-on-year
- +7.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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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
2281 1883 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.48% 73.35% 72.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1210 797
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 38 55
Average hourly rate £17.69 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.25% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £11.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £110.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -8 20 £390 +30.00% 6
South Yorkshire -4 3 - - 5
North Yorkshire -7 2 - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 23 (56.10%) ISEB
2 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (43.90%) ISTQB
4 15 (36.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (31.71%) SQL
6 12 (29.27%) Finance
6 12 (29.27%) Test Management
7 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
7 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (17.07%) Change Control
9 7 (17.07%) RAD
9 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
9 7 (17.07%) Coaching
10 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
10 6 (14.63%) QA
11 5 (12.20%) System Testing
11 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
11 5 (12.20%) Change Management
11 5 (12.20%) Oracle
12 4 (9.76%) .NET
12 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
12 4 (9.76%) HP
12 4 (9.76%) Time Management
12 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
13 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
13 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
13 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
13 3 (7.32%) Information Assurance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
1 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (7.32%) LoadRunner
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
2 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.88%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.44%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.44%) Toad
3 1 (2.44%) JMeter
3 1 (2.44%) CruiseControl
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Electronics
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Analyst
2 19 (46.34%) Test Analyst
3 12 (29.27%) Test Manager
4 9 (21.95%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Tester
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Software Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Development Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner Tester
7 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) SOAP
3 2 (4.88%) WSDL
3 2 (4.88%) HTML
3 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.44%) JSF
4 1 (2.44%) Ajax
4 1 (2.44%) WCF
4 1 (2.44%) CAML
4 1 (2.44%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.44%) Struts
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) XSL
4 1 (2.44%) J2EE
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) EJB
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Test Management
3 9 (21.95%) Waterfall
4 8 (19.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (17.07%) RAD
5 7 (17.07%) Change Control
5 7 (17.07%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.07%) Coaching
6 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
7 5 (12.20%) Change Management
7 5 (12.20%) System Testing
8 4 (9.76%) Time Management
8 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
8 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.32%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Project Management
9 3 (7.32%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.32%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.32%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (56.10%) ISEB
2 18 (43.90%) ISTQB
3 15 (36.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CIMA
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) HL7
2 1 (2.44%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) HP
3 1 (2.44%) Perforce
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