The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 108 90 100
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 0.93% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.30% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 11
Average daily rate £320 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £338 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +0.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+20.32% +43.02%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1852 1464 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 72.09% 71.31% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 759 941
Average daily rate £345 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 56 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £12.44 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Testing
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -18 17 £310 -1.58% 11
North Yorkshire -2 3 £400 +90.47% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 39 (76.47%) ISEB
2 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 19 (37.25%) Test Scripting
2 19 (37.25%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (35.29%) ISTQB
4 17 (33.33%) Banking
5 11 (21.57%) Retail
5 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (21.57%) Project Management
6 10 (19.61%) .NET
7 9 (17.65%) SQL
7 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
10 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Change Management
11 5 (9.80%) Oracle
11 5 (9.80%) Test Management
11 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
11 5 (9.80%) User Stories
11 5 (9.80%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
12 4 (7.84%) QA
12 4 (7.84%) Change Control
12 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
12 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
12 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
12 4 (7.84%) NHS
12 4 (7.84%) Microsoft

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (3.92%) nginx
1 2 (3.92%) Apache
1 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 1 (1.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
2 2 (3.92%) JMeter
3 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) RSpec
3 1 (1.96%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.96%) MSTest
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 19 (37.25%) Finance
2 17 (33.33%) Banking
3 11 (21.57%) Retail
4 6 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.92%) Legal
5 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.96%) Back Office
6 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Test Analyst
1 31 (60.78%) Analyst
2 6 (11.76%) Test Leader
2 6 (11.76%) Tester
3 4 (7.84%) Business Test Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Test Manager
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Software Tester
5 2 (3.92%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (1.96%) Coordinator
6 1 (1.96%) Project Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Developer
6 1 (1.96%) QA Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) DBA
6 1 (1.96%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (1.96%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) NHS
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
1 2 (3.92%) CentOS
1 2 (3.92%) UNIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
2 1 (1.96%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Test Scripting
2 11 (21.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (21.57%) Project Management
3 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
4 8 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.76%) Regression Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Change Management
7 5 (9.80%) Test Management
7 5 (9.80%) Test Strategy
7 5 (9.80%) User Stories
8 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Change Control
8 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.88%) Service Management
9 3 (5.88%) Scrum
9 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 3 (5.88%) RAD
9 3 (5.88%) System Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) Python
2 2 (3.92%) VB
3 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.96%) C
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (76.47%) ISEB
2 18 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.80%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) APMP
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (37.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Splunk
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco
3 2 (3.92%) HP
4 1 (1.96%) BMC
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 23 days ago