Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 155 143
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 -28
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 5 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.17% 0.53% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.61% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 25
West Yorkshire median daily rate £225 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38% +13.04%
10th Percentile £206 £233 £239
90th Percentile £448 £388 £487
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £275 £338
% change year-on-year +63.64% -18.52% +14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2537 3120 3780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.91% 86.35% 85.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1752 2055 2607
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 62 108
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.63 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 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
Leeds -6 3 £225 -25.00% 4
Bradford +18 2 - -
Software Testing
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (20.00%) Digital TV
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Laravel
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (20.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Law
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Digital TV
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (20.00%) IPTV
1 1 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Case Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Order to Cash
2 1 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (20.00%) Record to Report
2 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) SAP