The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Tester
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 46 37
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 0 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.70% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.72% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £350 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.32 £106.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-81.90% +228.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
238 417 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.61% 97.43% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 267 238
Median daily rate £375 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 62 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +53.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Tester in the job title.

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Tester across the Lancashire region.

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Tester in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) SQLPlus
2 2 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 2 (33.33%) Rational Robot
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 2 (33.33%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
2 2 (33.33%) ClearQuest
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Rational Robot
3 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (16.67%) JUnit
3 1 (16.67%) NUnit
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio Team System
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) RIA
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) RAD
3 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) HP