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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 102 105 109
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 47 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.49% 0.63% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.83% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 8
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£393 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £223 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £372 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +215.21%
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
2491 1806 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.75% 76.40% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1123 921
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.37 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.12 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 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 28 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 31 £370 +8.82% 6
South Yorkshire - 7 £500 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (42.19%) Finance
2 27 (42.19%) Oracle
2 27 (42.19%) ISEB
3 24 (37.50%) SDLC
4 22 (34.38%) Waterfall
5 21 (32.81%) ISTQB
6 19 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (28.13%) .NET
7 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
8 16 (25.00%) SOA
8 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (21.88%) SOAP
10 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
10 12 (18.75%) RAD
10 12 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 12 (18.75%) Change Control
10 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
10 12 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
11 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
12 9 (14.06%) Selenium
12 9 (14.06%) SQL
13 8 (12.50%) C#
13 8 (12.50%) QA
13 8 (12.50%) BDD
14 7 (10.94%) System Testing
15 6 (9.38%) Requirements Management
15 6 (9.38%) Banking

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 12 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.69%) SAS
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
1 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.75%) Visual Studio
1 12 (18.75%) SoapUI
2 9 (14.06%) Selenium
3 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.81%) WebDriver
4 5 (7.81%) SpecFlow
4 5 (7.81%) HP UFT
5 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.56%) JUnit
6 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.56%) Calabash
6 1 (1.56%) Appium
6 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.56%) ERwin
6 1 (1.56%) NUnit
6 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 27 (42.19%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Analyst
2 23 (35.94%) Tester
3 17 (26.56%) Test Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 8 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (7.81%) Lead Tester
8 4 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (4.69%) Test Manager
10 2 (3.13%) Consultant
10 2 (3.13%) Systems Tester
11 1 (1.56%) Test Engineer
11 1 (1.56%) Technical Analyst
11 1 (1.56%) Support Consultant
11 1 (1.56%) Business Systems Analyst
11 1 (1.56%) Systems Analyst
11 1 (1.56%) Applications Support
11 1 (1.56%) Applications Consultant
11 1 (1.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.13%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) SOAP
3 4 (6.25%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.69%) XML
5 2 (3.13%) HTML
5 2 (3.13%) Web Services
6 1 (1.56%) XSL
6 1 (1.56%) WSDL
6 1 (1.56%) WCF
6 1 (1.56%) CAML
6 1 (1.56%) J2EE
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.56%) New Media
4 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Windows
1 2 (3.13%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Android
2 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.56%) Solaris
2 1 (1.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (37.50%) SDLC
3 22 (34.38%) Waterfall
4 19 (29.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (28.13%) Test Automation
6 16 (25.00%) Manual Testing
6 16 (25.00%) SOA
7 12 (18.75%) RAD
7 12 (18.75%) Change Control
7 12 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
8 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
9 8 (12.50%) BDD
10 7 (10.94%) System Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Business Process Mapping
11 6 (9.38%) Automated Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Requirements Management
12 4 (6.25%) Scrum
12 4 (6.25%) Test Management
12 4 (6.25%) TDD
12 4 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (9.38%) Java
4 2 (3.13%) C++
4 2 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (42.19%) ISEB
2 21 (32.81%) ISTQB
3 14 (21.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Firmware
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Oracle
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.69%) Informatica
4 2 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (1.56%) Lotus
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Splunk
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