The table below looks at the statistics for the Tester role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 58 45 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 36 36 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.11% 3.67% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 3.85% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.78%
Tester
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1064 935 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.80% 95.31% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 589 337
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 42
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £27.00 £112.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Tester
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Tester Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Tester
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Tester Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Tester
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Tester across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Tester Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Tester
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Tester Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Oracle
3 16 (31.37%) QA
3 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
4 14 (27.45%) Scrum
5 12 (23.53%) SpecFlow
5 12 (23.53%) Gherkin
5 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
6 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
6 11 (21.57%) SQL
7 10 (19.61%) Finance
7 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
8 9 (17.65%) Selenium
8 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
8 9 (17.65%) .NET
9 7 (13.73%) SOAP
9 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
10 6 (11.76%) Volume Testing
10 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (11.76%) C#
10 6 (11.76%) ISEB
11 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
11 5 (9.80%) MVC
11 5 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro
11 5 (9.80%) Java
11 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.80%) Change Control
11 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
12 4 (7.84%) Test Management

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (3.92%) uiautomator
2 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Office
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.96%) OLAP
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Cucumber
2 12 (23.53%) SpecFlow
3 9 (17.65%) Selenium
4 5 (9.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.88%) JIRA
7 2 (3.92%) eggPlant
7 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.92%) Calabash
7 2 (3.92%) Rhino Mocks
7 2 (3.92%) Hudson
7 2 (3.92%) Sahi
7 2 (3.92%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.92%) WATIR
7 2 (3.92%) NUnit
7 2 (3.92%) Subversion
7 2 (3.92%) Appium
8 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (19.61%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Games
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) Gherkin
2 9 (17.65%) .NET
3 7 (13.73%) SOAP
4 4 (7.84%) WSDL
5 3 (5.88%) HTML
5 3 (5.88%) CSS
5 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.88%) JSON
5 3 (5.88%) jQuery
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.92%) Android SDK
6 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.92%) REST
6 2 (3.92%) RESTful
6 2 (3.92%) Web Services
6 2 (3.92%) XML
6 2 (3.92%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.96%) Ajax
7 1 (1.96%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.92%) Open Source
2 2 (3.92%) Online Games
2 2 (3.92%) Streaming Video
2 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) NHS
3 1 (1.96%) W3C
3 1 (1.96%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (27.45%) Scrum
3 12 (23.53%) Automation Testing
4 10 (19.61%) Manual Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.76%) Volume Testing
6 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
7 5 (9.80%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) Change Control
8 4 (7.84%) Test Management
8 4 (7.84%) Waterfall
8 4 (7.84%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.84%) RAD
8 4 (7.84%) SOA
8 4 (7.84%) TDD
9 3 (5.88%) Content Management
9 3 (5.88%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) C#
3 5 (9.80%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.92%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) ISEB
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.96%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (31.37%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
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