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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 24 40 36
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.48% 1.63% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 1.83% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 0
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£256 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -57.26%
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
306 382 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.34% 88.84% 89.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 221 109
Average daily rate £408 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 42 39
Average hourly rate £30.52 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.72% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.48 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £46.09 £33.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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
Blackpool +13 13 £252 -18.87%
Lytham St Annes - 2 - -
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
2 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 9 (39.13%) V-Model
3 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) QA
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
7 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
7 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
7 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
7 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
7 5 (21.74%) System Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
7 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Facilita Forecast
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (21.74%) Data Structures
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Metrics
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Project Management
9 3 (13.04%) HP
9 3 (13.04%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) SOA
9 3 (13.04%) FTP

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Visual Studio
1 5 (21.74%) HP UFT
1 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
1 5 (21.74%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (8.70%) LoadUI
2 2 (8.70%) SoapUI
2 2 (8.70%) JMeter
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Structures
1 5 (21.74%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
2 10 (43.48%) Test Strategy
3 9 (39.13%) Waterfall
3 9 (39.13%) V-Model
3 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
5 5 (21.74%) System Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
5 5 (21.74%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 3 (13.04%) SOA
7 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (8.70%) Test Management
9 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) VB
2 2 (8.70%) COBOL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) AppSense