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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 117 120 103
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 29 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.99% 0.96% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.16% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 14
Average daily rate £319 £386 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.47% +17.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £216 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.04%
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
2405 2406 1910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.89% 82.57% 76.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1683 1562 1247
Average daily rate £425 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.88 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% -28.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.30 £62.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 20 £300 -22.82% 19
South Yorkshire -5 5 £425 -
North Yorkshire +4 2 £345 - 3
East Yorkshire - 2 £275 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (44.68%) ISTQB
2 16 (34.04%) ISEB
3 14 (29.79%) Java
4 13 (27.66%) Selenium
5 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
5 12 (25.53%) Scrum
5 12 (25.53%) Functional Testing
5 12 (25.53%) SDLC
6 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (23.40%) BDD
6 11 (23.40%) Finance
6 11 (23.40%) HTML
7 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
7 10 (21.28%) Kanban
8 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (19.15%) Oracle
9 8 (17.02%) SQL
9 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
9 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
9 8 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (14.89%) CSS3
10 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
10 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
10 7 (14.89%) HTML5
10 7 (14.89%) QA
10 7 (14.89%) JIRA
10 7 (14.89%) Spring
10 7 (14.89%) J2EE
10 7 (14.89%) CSS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Selenium
2 8 (17.02%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA
4 5 (10.64%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.38%) Toad
5 3 (6.38%) WebDriver
5 3 (6.38%) Zephyr
6 2 (4.26%) ERwin
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (4.26%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.13%) Appium
7 1 (2.13%) TestPartner
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Games
4 2 (4.26%) Online Betting
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Law
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (38.30%) Analyst
1 18 (38.30%) Test Analyst
2 8 (17.02%) Test Leader
3 7 (14.89%) Java Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Senior Java Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
6 4 (8.51%) Telecoms Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Telecoms Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) QA Leader
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Software Tester
8 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Manager
8 2 (4.26%) UAT Lead
8 2 (4.26%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) HTML
2 7 (14.89%) CSS
2 7 (14.89%) CSS3
2 7 (14.89%) Hibernate
2 7 (14.89%) HTML5
2 7 (14.89%) J2EE
2 7 (14.89%) JSP
2 7 (14.89%) Spring
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) Behat
4 2 (4.26%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.13%) .NET
5 1 (2.13%) REST
5 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (8.51%) IVR
2 2 (4.26%) New Media
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Data Extraction
3 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Unix
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Functional Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Scrum
2 12 (25.53%) SDLC
3 11 (23.40%) BDD
4 10 (21.28%) Kanban
5 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Defect Management
9 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Software Delivery
10 4 (8.51%) Project Management
10 4 (8.51%) TDD
10 4 (8.51%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) Java
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.02%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) C#
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) ISTQB
2 16 (34.04%) ISEB
3 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) Informatica
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) SAP
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