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 1 October 2016 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 35 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 5 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.66% 2.36% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.49% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 8
Median daily rate £325 £525 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +110.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.37 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.75% +62.50%
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
285 523 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.68% 94.92% 86.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 377 234
Median daily rate £375 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 26
Median hourly rate £40.75 £34.95 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.59% +58.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £42.02 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Tester within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +5 3 £325 - 1
Fleetwood - 1 - -
Tester
North West

Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) QA
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) CaliberRM
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (20.00%) Selenium
4 2 (20.00%) SQLPlus
4 2 (20.00%) ClearQuest
4 2 (20.00%) Rational Robot
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
5 1 (10.00%) Siebel
5 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (10.00%) JUnit
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office

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 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQLPlus
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) CaliberRM
1 2 (20.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (20.00%) ClearQuest
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) Rational Robot
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) NUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (40.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Manual Testing
4 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Siebel
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