The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 28 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 / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 109 99
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 7 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.49% 0.59% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.67% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 8
Median daily rate £463 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £249 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £355 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £316
% change year-on-year +6.06% +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +30.00% -  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1247 1778 1801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.42% 87.37% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1217 1288
Median daily rate £403 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 30
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.79 £10.20 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £170.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in West Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +15 6 £481 +60.41% 3
Halifax - 1 £412 -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
3 14 (53.85%) Manual Testing
4 13 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (30.77%) Kanban
6 8 (30.77%) MSTest
6 8 (30.77%) BDD
6 8 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
6 8 (30.77%) ISEB
7 7 (26.92%) SQL
7 7 (26.92%) Scrum
7 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
8 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
9 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Degree
9 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
10 4 (15.38%) QA
10 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) ITIL
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 4 (15.38%) .NET
10 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 8 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.85%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
1 1 (3.85%) Loggly
1 1 (3.85%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) DNS
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) HBase
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) Redis
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (34.62%) Visual Studio
2 8 (30.77%) MSTest
3 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 3 (11.54%) Selenium
4 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.85%) Grunt
6 1 (3.85%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (3.85%) Maven
6 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Tester
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Software Tester
4 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
6 3 (11.54%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 2 (7.69%) SAP Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Senior QA Tester
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 2 (7.69%) Software Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (7.69%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) SAP Test Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Software Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) CSS3
3 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) HTML5
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) LAMP
3 1 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Digital TV
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) IPTV
3 1 (3.85%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) CoreOS
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Test Automation
2 14 (53.85%) Manual Testing
3 13 (50.00%) Functional Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) BDD
5 8 (30.77%) Kanban
6 7 (26.92%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 5 (19.23%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL
9 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
10 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (11.54%) Project Management
10 3 (11.54%) Quality Management
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.54%) TDD
10 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) C++
3 2 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) PHP
4 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) ISTQB
2 8 (30.77%) ISEB
3 7 (26.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
1 1 (3.85%) HDFS
1 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
1 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.85%) Nagios
1 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.85%) Puppet
1 1 (3.85%) Salt
1 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) New Relic
3 1 (3.85%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.85%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.85%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) VMware