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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 123 103 92
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 19 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.65% 0.79% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.07% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 14
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £388 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
2361 1875 1342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.22% 74.29% 72.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1242 742
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 47 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £122.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -15 15 £290 -3.33% 8
South Yorkshire -10 3 £325 +10.63% 1
North Yorkshire +2 2 £325 - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 25 (65.79%) ISEB
2 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 13 (34.21%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (28.95%) Finance
5 11 (28.95%) Test Management
6 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (23.68%) Waterfall
6 9 (23.68%) SDLC
7 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (21.05%) QA
8 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
8 7 (18.42%) Coaching
8 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Change Control
9 6 (15.79%) RAD
9 6 (15.79%) Change Management
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
9 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (13.16%) BDD
10 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.16%) Selenium
10 5 (13.16%) Oracle
10 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.53%) Java

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Office
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Selenium
2 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.89%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.89%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 2 (5.26%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.26%) JUnit
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) JMeter
5 1 (2.63%) NUnit
5 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
5 1 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) Maven
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Russian Language
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Analyst
2 16 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Test Manager
4 7 (18.42%) Tester
5 6 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Test Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) Contracts Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Functional Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Software Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Integration Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Development Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
3 2 (5.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) J2EE
3 2 (5.26%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) XSL
4 1 (2.63%) WSDL
4 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.63%) JSF
4 1 (2.63%) Ajax
4 1 (2.63%) WCF
4 1 (2.63%) CAML
4 1 (2.63%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) EJB
4 1 (2.63%) CSS
4 1 (2.63%) JSP
4 1 (2.63%) Servlets
4 1 (2.63%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 2 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (2.63%) AIX
3 1 (2.63%) Solaris
3 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Test Management
3 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (23.68%) Waterfall
3 9 (23.68%) SDLC
4 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
4 7 (18.42%) Coaching
4 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (15.79%) Change Control
5 6 (15.79%) RAD
5 6 (15.79%) Change Management
6 5 (13.16%) Regression Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) BDD
6 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
7 4 (10.53%) System Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Time Management
7 4 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) C#
4 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) R
5 1 (2.63%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (65.79%) ISEB
2 19 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 13 (34.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.63%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) HL7
2 1 (2.63%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Lotus
3 1 (2.63%) Perforce
3 1 (2.63%) Splunk