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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 19 23
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax - 1.00% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.33% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +8.52% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.78% +20.00%  

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 65 75 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 86.67% 75.00% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 111
Median daily rate £409 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £310 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Software Testing as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 30 March 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%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) SAS
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery

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%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB