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Testing Recruitment Agency Directory
Please find below a useful list of Testing Recruitment Agencies. Enigma People

How can I get a Testing job?
Testing jobs consist of analysing the operation of a system or application under controlled conditions. The aim is to look at all possible eventualities and ensure that the system or application is ‘bug free’. The role of a...

Agency Workers Regulations – which contractors are affected?
The Agency Workers Regulations ("AWR") become legislation on 1 October 2011. The legislation will give...

IR35: What are the implications for contractors?
IR35 is a piece of UK tax legislation, introduced in 2000, and designed to tackle "disguised employment". The legislation affects freelancers working through an 'intermediary' such as a limited company. Since trading...

Guide to Umbrella Companies
When starting out as a contractor or freelancer, the main two different ways of trading are setting up a limited company and using the services of an Umbrella company.

Contracting vs permanent
Most it contractors start out as their permanent counterparts and, having notched up several years' worth of client contacts, training and expertise in their...

How to get started as an IT contractor
If you've decided your brain is wired to run your own business, then the next question is how to trade? For some, an umbrella company...

Types of Testing
Correctness testing Correctness simply means the minimum requirement of the software and testing for it makes up the essential purpose of testing. Correctness testing is used to tell the right behaviour from the...

An Introduction to Software Testing
What is software testing? Software testing is a means of analysing the operation of a system or application under controlled conditions. It aims to look at all possible eventualities and ensure that the system or...

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Limited Company vs PAYE Umbrella - 'The ultimate (quick) guide'
PAYE Umbrella This is where you ' the contractor' essentially become an employee of the umbrella company. You submit time-sheets to the umbrella who will in turn, invoice the end client (or agency) for the work done by...

How much can I earn as a contractor?
Limited or Permanent Employee? Firstly, let us say this is not SJD promoting or recommending that any contractor works through their own Limited company. You and only you can make this...