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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / Yorkshire
Rank 106 112 104
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8  
Contract jobs citing Software Testing 21 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.97% 0.96% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.18% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 13
Median daily rate £325 £344 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -11.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £298 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £428 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +6.15% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +89.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  

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 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 1781 2280 2161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.45% 80.97% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 1542 1396
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +13 19 £319 +6.25% 10
Humberside - 1 £350 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 20 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 15 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 13 (43.33%) Functional Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (36.67%) ISEB
5 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 11 (36.67%) Kanban
5 11 (36.67%) BDD
6 10 (33.33%) Oracle
7 9 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (26.67%) MSTest
8 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
8 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (23.33%) SQL
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (20.00%) Degree
10 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
10 6 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
11 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 5 (16.67%) Coaching
11 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 5 (16.67%) Maven
11 5 (16.67%) TDD
11 5 (16.67%) HTML

Software Testing
Top Related 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 (26.67%) SharePoint
1 8 (26.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) Apache Spark
2 4 (13.33%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (13.33%) IaaS
1 4 (13.33%) Loggly
1 4 (13.33%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 4 (13.33%) HBase
2 4 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (13.33%) Redis
2 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (13.33%) Riak
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 8 (26.67%) MSTest
3 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 5 (16.67%) Maven
5 4 (13.33%) Grunt
5 4 (13.33%) SpecFlow
5 4 (13.33%) Vagrant
6 3 (10.00%) Selenium
7 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
7 2 (6.67%) JIRA
8 1 (3.33%) CruiseControl
8 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (3.33%) Hudson
8 1 (3.33%) JBehave
8 1 (3.33%) JIRA Agile
8 1 (3.33%) VersionOne
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Tester
2 9 (30.00%) Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Software Tester
5 4 (13.33%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
6 3 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
7 2 (6.67%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Software Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Software Test Manager
7 2 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Tester
8 1 (3.33%) Automation Tester
8 1 (3.33%) IT Support
8 1 (3.33%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analyst
8 1 (3.33%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 4 (13.33%) CSS3
2 4 (13.33%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (13.33%) HTML5
2 4 (13.33%) jQuery
2 4 (13.33%) LAMP
2 4 (13.33%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.33%) Replication
3 3 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) CoreOS
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 13 (43.33%) Functional Testing
3 12 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (40.00%) Automated Testing
4 11 (36.67%) BDD
4 11 (36.67%) Kanban
4 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 8 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Coaching
7 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) Extreme Programming
8 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 4 (13.33%) User Stories
9 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) PHP
3 4 (13.33%) Python
4 2 (6.67%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 11 (36.67%) ISEB
3 8 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.33%) FATCA
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Docker
1 4 (13.33%) HDFS
1 4 (13.33%) VirtualBox
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Ansible
1 4 (13.33%) Kubernetes
1 4 (13.33%) Nagios
1 4 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
1 4 (13.33%) Salt
1 4 (13.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (13.33%) Google
2 4 (13.33%) New Relic
2 4 (13.33%) Rackspace
2 4 (13.33%) SaltStack
2 4 (13.33%) Splunk
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) CA Agile Central
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