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 3 months to 29 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
England > Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 126 125
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 8 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.39% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.79% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 13
Yorkshire median daily rate £463 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.09% +15.83%  
10th Percentile £397 £261 £266
90th Percentile £500 £380 £373
England median daily rate £370 £374 £350
% change year-on-year -1.00% +6.78%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £38.00 £37.62
% change year-on-year +31.57% +1.01%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1737 2411 2477
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.40% 86.20% 83.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4375 6512 6556
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +16.43%  
10th Percentile £300 £306 £263
90th Percentile £569 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 72 142
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £17.69 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.78% +2.53%  
10th Percentile £8.88 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £27.50 £37.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

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 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 3 months to 29 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
West Yorkshire +23 7 £463 +54.16% 2
Software Testing
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
2 18 (62.07%) ISTQB
3 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
4 13 (44.83%) Functional Testing
5 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (37.93%) ISEB
7 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (31.03%) BDD
8 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
9 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
9 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 8 (27.59%) Scrum
9 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (27.59%) Kanban
9 8 (27.59%) MSTest
10 7 (24.14%) Oracle
11 6 (20.69%) Finance
11 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
11 6 (20.69%) Degree
11 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (20.69%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
12 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
12 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 5 (17.24%) .NET
13 4 (13.79%) ITIL
13 4 (13.79%) Jenkins

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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (27.59%) SharePoint
1 8 (27.59%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
1 1 (3.45%) Loggly
1 1 (3.45%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) HBase
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Redis
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Riak
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (31.03%) Visual Studio
2 8 (27.59%) MSTest
3 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
4 3 (10.34%) Selenium
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) JIRA
6 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (3.45%) Grunt
6 1 (3.45%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (3.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) General Ledger
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Tester
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Software Tester
3 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.90%) SAP Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Senior QA Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior QA Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Tester
6 2 (6.90%) Software Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Software Test Manager
6 2 (6.90%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Software Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) CSS3
3 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.45%) HTML5
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) LAMP
3 1 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Digital TV
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.45%) IPTV
3 1 (3.45%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) CoreOS
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Test Automation
2 15 (51.72%) Manual Testing
3 13 (44.83%) Functional Testing
4 12 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (34.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (31.03%) BDD
7 8 (27.59%) Kanban
7 8 (27.59%) Scrum
8 6 (20.69%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Test Scripting
9 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
10 4 (13.79%) Coaching
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
10 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
10 4 (13.79%) V-Model
11 3 (10.34%) Project Management
11 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (62.07%) ISTQB
2 11 (37.93%) ISEB
3 10 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (20.69%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) FATCA
3 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Docker
1 1 (3.45%) HDFS
1 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Ansible
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.45%) Nagios
1 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.45%) Puppet
1 1 (3.45%) Salt
1 1 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) Google
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) New Relic
3 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
3 1 (3.45%) SaltStack
3 1 (3.45%) Splunk
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
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