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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 98 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 42 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.41% 0.77% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.01% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 12
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£325 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £218 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £342 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +160.86%
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
2370 1782 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.40% 76.02% 74.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1114 854
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 50 63
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -60.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -6 32 £325 +18.18% 5
South Yorkshire -9 3 £325 +10.63% 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £325 - 5
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 43 (68.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (49.21%) ISEB
3 23 (36.51%) Oracle
3 23 (36.51%) Waterfall
4 22 (34.92%) SDLC
4 22 (34.92%) ISTQB
5 21 (33.33%) Finance
6 19 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (28.57%) .NET
8 16 (25.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 15 (23.81%) Manual Testing
9 15 (23.81%) Test Automation
10 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (20.63%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (20.63%) Change Control
11 13 (20.63%) RAD
12 12 (19.05%) Visual Studio
13 11 (17.46%) SQL
13 11 (17.46%) SOAP
14 9 (14.29%) SOA
14 9 (14.29%) QA
14 9 (14.29%) Selenium
14 9 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (14.29%) BDD
14 9 (14.29%) SoapUI
15 8 (12.70%) C#
16 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
17 6 (9.52%) Test Management
17 6 (9.52%) Requirements Management
17 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 9 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.05%) Visual Studio
2 9 (14.29%) Selenium
2 9 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 6 (9.52%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.94%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
4 5 (7.94%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) JUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.59%) Calabash
6 1 (1.59%) Appium
6 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.59%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.59%) NUnit
6 1 (1.59%) Maven
6 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Analyst
2 20 (31.75%) Tester
2 20 (31.75%) Test Analyst
3 12 (19.05%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.94%) Lead Tester
7 4 (6.35%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Applications Support
9 1 (1.59%) Applications Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Developer
9 1 (1.59%) Support Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Business Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.59%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (1.59%) Systems Tester
9 1 (1.59%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) .NET
2 11 (17.46%) SOAP
3 4 (6.35%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.76%) XML
5 2 (3.17%) HTML
5 2 (3.17%) Web Services
6 1 (1.59%) XSL
6 1 (1.59%) WSDL
6 1 (1.59%) WCF
6 1 (1.59%) CAML
6 1 (1.59%) J2EE
6 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.59%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) NHS
3 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) New Media
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.17%) Windows
1 2 (3.17%) Linux
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.59%) Solaris
2 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (68.25%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (36.51%) Waterfall
3 22 (34.92%) SDLC
4 19 (30.16%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Manual Testing
5 15 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 13 (20.63%) Change Control
6 13 (20.63%) System Integration Testing
6 13 (20.63%) RAD
7 9 (14.29%) SOA
7 9 (14.29%) BDD
8 7 (11.11%) Test Scripting
9 6 (9.52%) Business Process Mapping
9 6 (9.52%) Test Management
9 6 (9.52%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Requirements Management
10 5 (7.94%) TDD
10 5 (7.94%) Scrum
11 4 (6.35%) Regression Testing
11 4 (6.35%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) C#
3 5 (7.94%) Java
4 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (49.21%) ISEB
2 22 (34.92%) ISTQB
3 16 (25.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) HL7
2 1 (1.59%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.17%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Lotus
4 1 (1.59%) VMware
4 1 (1.59%) Splunk
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