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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 112 95 99
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +4
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.65% 1.00% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.34% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
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£318 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £33.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-11.43% +50.55%
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
2007 1713 1713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 76.69% 74.58% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1032 856
Average daily rate £375 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.95% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.31 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -19 15 £301 -2.03% 12
South Yorkshire -1 2 £368 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (50.00%) ISEB
2 14 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
5 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
5 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Selenium
9 5 (15.63%) QA
9 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
9 5 (15.63%) BDD
9 5 (15.63%) Scrum
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) Finance
9 5 (15.63%) Oracle
10 4 (12.50%) Java
10 4 (12.50%) SQL
10 4 (12.50%) Windows
10 4 (12.50%) RAD
10 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 4 (12.50%) TDD
10 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (12.50%) Change Control
10 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Test Management
10 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
10 4 (12.50%) Windows 7

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) DVB
1 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle OWB
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
3 3 (9.38%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.25%) JIRA
5 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.13%) Toad
5 1 (3.13%) MSTest
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Back Office
3 2 (6.25%) Legal
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) Tester
4 8 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Tester
6 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
7 2 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Agile Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner Tester
8 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Integration Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Integration Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Resource Manager
8 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) SOAP
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) WSDL
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) IPTV
3 1 (3.13%) Video on Demand
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
1 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (28.13%) Test Scripting
4 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 7 (21.88%) Automated Testing
6 5 (15.63%) BDD
6 5 (15.63%) Integration Testing
6 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) RAD
7 4 (12.50%) TDD
7 4 (12.50%) Test Management
7 4 (12.50%) Change Control
7 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Automation Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.38%) Functional Testing
8 3 (9.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Tcl
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) ISEB
2 12 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 9 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Remedy
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft