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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 83 27 62
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 12 74 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.91% 6.34% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 6.80% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 56 3
Average daily rate
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£268 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.72% -8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £24.25 £28.06
% change year-on-year
+53.60% -13.56%
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
1194 1088 736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.59% 93.23% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 730 394
Average daily rate £358 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 25
Average hourly rate £13.60 £18.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.51% +48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) Oracle
3 17 (36.17%) QA
4 15 (31.91%) Cucumber
5 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
5 13 (27.66%) Scrum
6 12 (25.53%) SpecFlow
6 12 (25.53%) Gherkin
6 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
7 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
7 11 (23.40%) SQL
8 8 (17.02%) Finance
8 8 (17.02%) .NET
8 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
9 7 (14.89%) Selenium
9 7 (14.89%) ISEB
10 6 (12.77%) C#
10 6 (12.77%) Volume Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Test Management
11 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
12 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
12 4 (8.51%) TDD
12 4 (8.51%) SOAP
12 4 (8.51%) SOA
12 4 (8.51%) WSDL
12 4 (8.51%) Web Testing
12 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1 (2.13%) SAS
1 1 (2.13%) uiautomator
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) OLAP
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Cucumber
2 12 (25.53%) SpecFlow
3 7 (14.89%) Selenium
4 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.51%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.38%) JIRA
5 3 (6.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.26%) NUnit
6 2 (4.26%) WATIR
6 2 (4.26%) Sahi
6 2 (4.26%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.13%) Hudson
7 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.13%) Calabash
7 1 (2.13%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.13%) Appium
7 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.13%) Subversion
7 1 (2.13%) XMLSpy
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.53%) Gherkin
2 8 (17.02%) .NET
3 4 (8.51%) SOAP
3 4 (8.51%) WSDL
4 3 (6.38%) XML
4 3 (6.38%) CSS
4 3 (6.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (6.38%) JSON
4 3 (6.38%) jQuery
5 2 (4.26%) RESTful
5 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 2 (4.26%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.13%) XSD
6 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Open Source
2 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.13%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
3 1 (2.13%) W3C
3 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.13%) Replication
3 1 (2.13%) Human Factors
3 1 (2.13%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) Scrum
2 13 (27.66%) Automation Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Volume Testing
4 6 (12.77%) Test Management
5 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.51%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.51%) Change Control
6 4 (8.51%) TDD
6 4 (8.51%) SOA
6 4 (8.51%) Web Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Functional Testing
7 3 (6.38%) RAD
7 3 (6.38%) Regression Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.38%) MVC
7 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.38%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) Ruby
5 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.17%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft