The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 46 34 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.48% 0.40% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.45% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
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£350 - £324
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 - £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £31.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-59.67% +210.00%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
431 223 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.12% 88.49% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 95 240
Average daily rate £388 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £350 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 23
Average hourly rate £20.19 £19.02 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.55 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Tester
North West

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 11 July 2014. 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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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
Preston - - - - 1
Tester
North West

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) C
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
3 2 (28.57%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) XenServer
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 2 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) CaliberRM
2 1 (14.29%) TestNG
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) JUnit
2 1 (14.29%) JMeter
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 1 (14.29%) BDD
2 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
1 2 (28.57%) XenServer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) AppSense
4 1 (14.29%) Curam
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