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 3 months to 24 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 48 47
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.54% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £424 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00%  
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 269 370 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 83.54% 83.52% 80.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 277 221
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Median hourly rate £22.75 £18.21 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.93% +45.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.40 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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