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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 127 103 97
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 18 41 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.62% 1.39% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 1.71% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 18
Median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £270 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £474 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-51.91% -16.66%
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
2455 2395 1830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 84.36% 80.97% 77.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1698 1147
Median daily rate £420 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 61 60
Median hourly rate £14.88 £20.00 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.62% +29.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £40.00 £34.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -19 12 £338 +3.84% 7
South Yorkshire -5 2 £424 +30.30% 2
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 26 (55.32%) ISEB
2 25 (53.19%) ISTQB
3 17 (36.17%) Java
4 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (29.79%) Selenium
6 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
6 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (25.53%) SDLC
7 11 (23.40%) HTML
7 11 (23.40%) QA
7 11 (23.40%) BDD
8 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
8 10 (21.28%) Scrum
9 9 (19.15%) SQL
9 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
9 9 (19.15%) Oracle
9 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Kanban
10 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
11 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
11 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
12 6 (12.77%) Software Delivery
12 6 (12.77%) CSS3
12 6 (12.77%) HTML5
12 6 (12.77%) Spring
12 6 (12.77%) CSS
12 6 (12.77%) JSP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 14 (29.79%) Selenium
2 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
3 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
4 5 (10.64%) ERwin
5 4 (8.51%) JIRA
6 3 (6.38%) Zephyr
7 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.13%) Hudson
8 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Games
2 2 (4.26%) Online Betting
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Analyst
1 19 (40.43%) Test Analyst
2 6 (12.77%) Java Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Senior Java Engineer
2 6 (12.77%) Tester
3 5 (10.64%) Test Leader
3 5 (10.64%) Test Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Telecoms Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Telecoms Test Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) ETL Tester
5 3 (6.38%) QA Leader
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) QA Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) HTML
2 6 (12.77%) CSS
2 6 (12.77%) CSS3
2 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
2 6 (12.77%) HTML5
2 6 (12.77%) J2EE
2 6 (12.77%) JSP
2 6 (12.77%) Spring
3 5 (10.64%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
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%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) IVR
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Regression Testing
2 12 (25.53%) SDLC
2 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (23.40%) BDD
4 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Kanban
6 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (14.89%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (12.77%) Software Delivery
8 6 (12.77%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
9 5 (10.64%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (10.64%) Project Management
9 5 (10.64%) Test Management
10 4 (8.51%) ETL
11 3 (6.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Ruby
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) C#
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) ISEB
2 25 (53.19%) ISTQB
3 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.13%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.40%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Informatica
3 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.13%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) SAP