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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank - - 25
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - - 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £290 £301
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
100 150 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 99.01% 94.34% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 136 109
Average daily rate £350 £396 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 (50.00%) SAS
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Data Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Data Quality
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