The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 21 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.05% 0.65% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £310 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+16.00% +25.00%
Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
94 144 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 98.95% 93.51% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 106 132
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Tester in the job title across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Tester across the Halifax region.

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Tester
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region that cited Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle