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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 119 117 114
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.33% 1.01% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.20% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 18 11
Median daily rate £388 £365 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +15.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £29.00 £35.15
% change year-on-year
+42.24% -17.49%
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
1953 2573 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.31% 83.78% 78.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1290 1714 1400
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £387
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 95 56
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.53 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +32.00%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +17 7 £399 +33.58% 9
North Yorkshire +4 1 £200 -20.00%
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 16 (76.19%) ISTQB
2 15 (71.43%) ISEB
3 10 (47.62%) Java
4 9 (42.86%) Selenium
5 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
5 8 (38.10%) BDD
6 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (23.81%) HTML
7 5 (23.81%) JIRA
7 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Software Delivery
7 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
7 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
7 5 (23.81%) Test Management
8 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
8 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
8 4 (19.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
8 4 (19.05%) SDLC
8 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) SQL
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle
8 4 (19.05%) QA
8 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 4 (19.05%) Scrum
8 4 (19.05%) Maven
9 3 (14.29%) CRM

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 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) Apache Spark
1 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) FLEXCUBE
1 1 (4.76%) Temenos T24
1 1 (4.76%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (9.52%) IaaS
1 2 (9.52%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
1 2 (9.52%) HTTP
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (9.52%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) HBase
2 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (9.52%) Redis
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) Riak
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Selenium
2 8 (38.10%) Cucumber
3 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 5 (23.81%) JIRA
4 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (19.05%) Maven
4 4 (19.05%) WebDriver
5 3 (14.29%) Hudson
5 3 (14.29%) Vagrant
6 2 (9.52%) Appium
6 2 (9.52%) CruiseControl
6 2 (9.52%) Grunt
6 2 (9.52%) HP UFT
6 2 (9.52%) JBehave
6 2 (9.52%) JIRA Agile
6 2 (9.52%) SoapUI
6 2 (9.52%) Subversion
6 2 (9.52%) VersionOne
6 2 (9.52%) Zephyr
7 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Analyst
1 11 (52.38%) Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) CSS3
2 2 (9.52%) ELK Stack
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) LAMP
2 2 (9.52%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (9.52%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) CoreOS
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) BDD
2 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Functional Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Software Delivery
3 5 (23.81%) Test Management
3 5 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Scrum
4 4 (19.05%) SDLC
4 4 (19.05%) TDD
4 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
5 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 3 (14.29%) System Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Kanban
6 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) ISTQB
2 15 (71.43%) ISEB
3 7 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
1 2 (9.52%) HDFS
1 2 (9.52%) VirtualBox
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
1 2 (9.52%) Nagios
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
1 2 (9.52%) Salt
1 2 (9.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) CA Agile Central
2 2 (9.52%) Google
2 2 (9.52%) New Relic
2 2 (9.52%) Rackspace
2 2 (9.52%) SaltStack
2 2 (9.52%) Splunk
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Calypso
3 1 (4.76%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.76%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) IBM
3 1 (4.76%) Temenos