Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 84 59
Rank change year-on-year +24 -25 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 10 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.22% 0.084% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.10% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 29
South Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £497 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +42.00% +4.48%
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £275 £338
% change year-on-year +63.64% -18.52% +14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 684 959 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.11% 80.12% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 651 579
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +19.94%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 48
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -10.15%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.36 £9.18
90th Percentile £46.70 £48.75 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.11% +2.12% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in South Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +22 9 £500 +0.60%
Software Testing
Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (100.00%) QA
2 8 (80.00%) Perl
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Python
2 8 (80.00%) Server Building
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Unix
4 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) Banking
5 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
5 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
5 5 (50.00%) Investment Management
6 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (40.00%) Solaris
6 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
8 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (10.00%) HP
9 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
9 1 (10.00%) .NET
9 1 (10.00%) Oracle
9 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) FitNesse
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Banking
2 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) QA Tester
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (70.00%) Unix
3 6 (60.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Server Building
2 5 (50.00%) Investment Management
2 5 (50.00%) Security Operations
3 2 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) ATDD
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Perl
1 8 (80.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle