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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 102 110 90
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 14 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.59% 0.41% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.55% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 35
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£348 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £350 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £11.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+207.69% -67.50%
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
1802 1650 2045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.59% 75.51% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1113 916 1069
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 66 59
Average hourly rate £15.39 £31.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.37% +74.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £45.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 September 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 17 September 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 +8 13 £348 +39.00% 7
North Yorkshire - - - - 4
South Yorkshire - - - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 27 (81.82%) ISEB
2 19 (57.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (54.55%) ISTQB
4 15 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (42.42%) Test Scripting
6 9 (27.27%) QA
6 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (24.24%) Finance
7 8 (24.24%) Banking
7 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
8 7 (21.21%) Test Management
8 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (18.18%) Linux
9 6 (18.18%) Selenium
9 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
10 5 (15.15%) BDD
10 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
10 5 (15.15%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
10 5 (15.15%) IPTV
10 5 (15.15%) VLAN
10 5 (15.15%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
10 5 (15.15%) Video on Demand
10 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
10 5 (15.15%) MPEG
10 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
10 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (12.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) VLAN
1 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
1 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
1 5 (15.15%) DVB
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Selenium
2 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.06%) TestDirector
3 2 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) MSTest
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
1 8 (24.24%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Back Office
2 3 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (51.52%) Analyst
1 17 (51.52%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Tester
3 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.06%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Integration Tester
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Integration Tester
5 1 (3.03%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.03%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
1 5 (15.15%) IPTV
1 5 (15.15%) Video on Demand
1 5 (15.15%) Client/Server
1 5 (15.15%) MPEG
2 3 (9.09%) NHS
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.06%) STB
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) CentOS
3 1 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (42.42%) Test Scripting
3 9 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (21.21%) Integration Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Test Management
4 7 (21.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (18.18%) Test Strategy
6 5 (15.15%) BDD
6 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Analysis
6 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Manual Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.12%) TDD
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
7 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
8 3 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Tcl
1 5 (15.15%) C
1 5 (15.15%) C++
1 5 (15.15%) Perl
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (81.82%) ISEB
2 19 (57.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (54.55%) ISTQB
4 5 (15.15%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.03%) APMP
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
2 3 (9.09%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Remedy
2 2 (6.06%) Capita
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle
2 2 (6.06%) BMC
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Splunk
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago