Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 184 127
Rank change year-on-year +18 -57 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 17 23 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.42% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.50% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 65
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -18.52% +12.50%
10th Percentile £209 £207 £225
90th Percentile £500 £403 £528
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
England median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +26.92% -13.33%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3700 4586 5092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.33% 84.15% 83.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2454 2983 3490
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £537
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 132 178
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.81 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.05% +2.12% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.01 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £41.95 £34.74
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Testing in Yorkshire

Software Testing
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
South Yorkshire +24 10 £500 +0.60% 1
West Yorkshire +1 4 £216 -21.36% 14
North Yorkshire +10 1 - - 4
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 11 (64.71%) QA
2 10 (58.82%) Python
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 8 (47.06%) Perl
4 8 (47.06%) Server Building
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
5 7 (41.18%) Unix
5 7 (41.18%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) Banking
7 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
7 5 (29.41%) Investment Management
7 5 (29.41%) Security Operations
8 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
8 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (23.53%) Solaris
8 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
9 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
10 2 (11.76%) Programme Delivery
10 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
10 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
10 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
10 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (11.76%) Test Management
10 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (11.76%) Django
10 2 (11.76%) ISTQB

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CO
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI
1 1 (5.88%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Mixpanel
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
1 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) MSTest
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Law
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Integration Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Python Developer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripter
4 1 (5.88%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) Django
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Laravel
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 7 (41.18%) Unix
4 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Server Building
2 5 (29.41%) Investment Management
2 5 (29.41%) Security Operations
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Case Management
6 1 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (5.88%) Order to Cash
6 1 (5.88%) Record to Report
6 1 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Python
2 8 (47.06%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP