Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
South Yorkshire > Sheffield
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 76 52
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 9 1 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.34% 0.10% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.13% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 28
Sheffield median daily rate £500 £497 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +42.00% +4.48%
South Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £497 £350
% change year-on-year +0.60% +42.00% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Sheffield median hourly rate - - -
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 567 781 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 84.63% 81.78% 83.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 529 484
Sheffield median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +19.49%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +19.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 20
Sheffield median hourly rate £23.08 £30.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +140.00% -18.75%
10th Percentile £17.20 £13.15 £9.93
90th Percentile £40.99 £49.25 £15.10
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
% change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -10.15%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 9 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (88.89%) Server Building
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Python
3 7 (77.78%) Unix
4 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 6 (66.67%) Banking
5 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
5 5 (55.56%) Investment Management
5 5 (55.56%) Finance
5 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
6 4 (44.44%) Solaris
6 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
7 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 2 (22.22%) Programme Delivery
9 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 1 (11.11%) HP
9 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
9 1 (11.11%) .NET
9 1 (11.11%) Oracle
9 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 1 (11.11%) Web Services
9 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (11.11%) Test Automation

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 1 (11.11%) FitNesse
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Integration Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Solaris Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Unix
3 6 (66.67%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (44.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Server Building
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Management
2 5 (55.56%) Security Operations
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) ATDD
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Perl
1 8 (88.89%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle