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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Tester
Rank 89 31 60
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 14 66 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.98% 5.28% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 5.68% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 48 8
Average daily rate
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£283 £280 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.89% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £208 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
- -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +3.44%
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
1303 1162 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.12% 93.03% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 806 379
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +28.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.78 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £101.90 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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
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 28 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 30 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) Oracle
3 20 (39.22%) QA
3 20 (39.22%) Cucumber
4 18 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 18 (35.29%) SpecFlow
4 18 (35.29%) Scrum
5 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 17 (33.33%) Gherkin
6 16 (31.37%) Automation Testing
6 16 (31.37%) SQL
7 13 (25.49%) Selenium
8 12 (23.53%) .NET
9 11 (21.57%) C#
10 10 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (15.69%) ISEB
11 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (15.69%) Oracle Database
12 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
12 7 (13.73%) Finance
12 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
13 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
13 6 (11.76%) TDD
13 6 (11.76%) NUnit
13 6 (11.76%) Volume Testing
13 6 (11.76%) Test Management
13 6 (11.76%) BDD
14 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
14 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
14 5 (9.80%) Microsoft

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (1.96%) uiautomator
1 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Cucumber
2 18 (35.29%) SpecFlow
3 13 (25.49%) Selenium
4 6 (11.76%) NUnit
5 5 (9.80%) WebDriver
6 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (7.84%) TeamCity
7 3 (5.88%) SoapUI
7 3 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (5.88%) JIRA
8 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.92%) Rhino Mocks
8 2 (3.92%) WATIR
8 2 (3.92%) Sahi
9 1 (1.96%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.96%) Appium
9 1 (1.96%) Calabash
9 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
9 1 (1.96%) Hudson
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 12 (23.53%) .NET
3 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (5.88%) WSDL
3 3 (5.88%) XML
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
3 3 (5.88%) SOAP
3 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.88%) JSON
3 3 (5.88%) jQuery
4 2 (3.92%) NHibernate
4 2 (3.92%) Web Services
4 2 (3.92%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 1 (1.96%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) W3C
3 1 (1.96%) Online Games
3 1 (1.96%) Human Factors
3 1 (1.96%) Replication
3 1 (1.96%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Manual Testing
2 18 (35.29%) Scrum
3 16 (31.37%) Automation Testing
4 10 (19.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.69%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (13.73%) Automated Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 6 (11.76%) TDD
7 6 (11.76%) Volume Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Test Management
7 6 (11.76%) BDD
8 4 (7.84%) Test Scripting
8 4 (7.84%) Web Testing
8 4 (7.84%) SDLC
9 3 (5.88%) Change Control
9 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
9 3 (5.88%) System Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Integration Testing
9 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) Java
3 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) ISEB
2 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (39.22%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (49.02%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
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