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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 116 88 90
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 1.41% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.93% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 9
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£395 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £275 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £373 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +5.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £23.19 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -24.59%
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
2025 1712 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.76% 73.19% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1021 727
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 38 61
Average hourly rate £17.69 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.60 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -20 17 £400 +33.33% 17
South Yorkshire -3 2 - - 3
North Yorkshire -6 1 - - 3
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 (57.50%) ISEB
2 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
3 17 (42.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (27.50%) Test Management
6 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 10 (25.00%) SQL
6 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
8 8 (20.00%) Change Control
8 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
8 8 (20.00%) Coaching
8 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (20.00%) RAD
9 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Time Management
10 5 (12.50%) Change Management
10 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle
11 4 (10.00%) QA
11 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
11 4 (10.00%) System Testing
11 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
12 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
12 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
12 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
12 3 (7.50%) Web Testing
12 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
1 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
1 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) CruiseControl
2 1 (2.50%) Subversion
2 1 (2.50%) Toad
2 1 (2.50%) Ant
2 1 (2.50%) JUnit
2 1 (2.50%) JMeter
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Russian Language
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Analyst
2 19 (47.50%) Test Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Test Manager
3 11 (27.50%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (20.00%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Tester
6 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.50%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Java Developer
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Resource Manager
6 1 (2.50%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.50%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) SOAP
1 3 (7.50%) WSDL
2 1 (2.50%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (2.50%) Ajax
2 1 (2.50%) JSF
2 1 (2.50%) Struts
2 1 (2.50%) J2EE
2 1 (2.50%) EJB
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) Servlets
2 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) AIX
1 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (27.50%) Test Management
3 10 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Waterfall
5 8 (20.00%) Change Control
5 8 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (20.00%) Coaching
5 8 (20.00%) RAD
6 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (15.00%) Integration Testing
7 5 (12.50%) Time Management
7 5 (12.50%) Change Management
7 5 (12.50%) Project Management
8 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 4 (10.00%) System Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Functional Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
9 3 (7.50%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) R
2 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
2 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) ISEB
2 18 (45.00%) ISTQB
3 17 (42.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) Perforce
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