The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Testing
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 - 25
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.41% - 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% - 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £412 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £316
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 57 123 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 80.28% 88.49% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 312 298
Median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £311 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £8.83 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.42 - £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.23 - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Halifax

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Testing in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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 (100.00%) SAS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification