The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank - 48 29
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield - 1.17% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 345 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 80.11% 80.80% 81.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 229 131
Median daily rate £445 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £22.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% -38.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Sheffield