The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.51% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% -17.64%
Tester
North West

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
360 305 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 90.45% 93.85% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 180 123
Average daily rate £388 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +14.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 26
Average hourly rate £26.83 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.05% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £30.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - - - -
Preston - - - - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Validation
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
2 7 (46.67%) AppSense
2 7 (46.67%) XenApp
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) C
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) QA
4 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) COBOL
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) SMS
7 1 (6.67%) FTP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) TestNG
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Validation
2 5 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.67%) BDD
6 1 (6.67%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
2 2 (13.33%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ISEB
1 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) XenApp
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Citrix
1 7 (46.67%) AppSense
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) HP
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