The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Leeds 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 57 48 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 23 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.21% 3.32% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.54% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 21
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.25 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-57.26% +192.50%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
970 820 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.18% 93.82% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 444 628
Average daily rate £325 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 44
Average hourly rate £13.20 £31.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.41% +106.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 1 August 2014, 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 56 (57.73%) Test Scripting
2 34 (35.05%) C#
3 33 (34.02%) Java
4 32 (32.99%) SQL
4 32 (32.99%) TDD
4 32 (32.99%) BDD
5 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (24.74%) .NET
7 23 (23.71%) QA
8 22 (22.68%) User Stories
9 20 (20.62%) Scrum
10 16 (16.49%) Selenium
10 16 (16.49%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (15.46%) Cucumber
12 13 (13.40%) Performance Testing
12 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
12 13 (13.40%) PHP
12 13 (13.40%) HTML
13 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
14 11 (11.34%) Oracle
14 11 (11.34%) JMeter
14 11 (11.34%) Manual Testing
15 10 (10.31%) HP Quality Center
15 10 (10.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 10 (10.31%) CSS
16 9 (9.28%) ISEB
16 9 (9.28%) LoadRunner
16 9 (9.28%) Automated Testing
17 8 (8.25%) Ruby
17 8 (8.25%) WebDriver

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.06%) IIS
3 1 (1.03%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.03%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Internet
2 2 (2.06%) NAS
2 2 (2.06%) Firewall
2 2 (2.06%) LAN
2 2 (2.06%) WAN
2 2 (2.06%) SMTP
2 2 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.06%) SAN
3 1 (1.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.06%) Star Schema
3 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Selenium
2 15 (15.46%) Cucumber
3 11 (11.34%) JMeter
4 9 (9.28%) LoadRunner
5 8 (8.25%) WebDriver
5 8 (8.25%) SoapUI
6 7 (7.22%) JBehave
6 7 (7.22%) JIRA
7 6 (6.19%) NeoLoad
8 4 (4.12%) Maven
8 4 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (4.12%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.09%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.06%) JUnit
10 2 (2.06%) JProfiler
11 1 (1.03%) Behat
11 1 (1.03%) Firebug
11 1 (1.03%) NUnit
General
1 4 (4.12%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.74%) .NET
2 13 (13.40%) HTML
3 10 (10.31%) CSS
4 7 (7.22%) Web Services
5 3 (3.09%) JSF
6 2 (2.06%) XML
6 2 (2.06%) J2EE
7 1 (1.03%) Middleware
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.03%) JSP
7 1 (1.03%) SOAP
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
7 1 (1.03%) WCF
7 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.15%) Statistics
3 4 (4.12%) Open Source
4 1 (1.03%) NHS
4 1 (1.03%) STB
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.25%) Windows
2 6 (6.19%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.12%) UNIX
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (57.73%) Test Scripting
2 32 (32.99%) TDD
2 32 (32.99%) BDD
3 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (22.68%) User Stories
5 20 (20.62%) Scrum
6 13 (13.40%) Performance Testing
6 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.37%) Test Strategy
8 11 (11.34%) Manual Testing
9 10 (10.31%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (9.28%) Automated Testing
11 7 (7.22%) Automation Testing
11 7 (7.22%) Data Analysis
12 5 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (4.12%) Software Testing
13 4 (4.12%) Unit Testing
13 4 (4.12%) Integration Testing
13 4 (4.12%) Service Delivery
13 4 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.05%) C#
2 33 (34.02%) Java
3 32 (32.99%) SQL
4 13 (13.40%) PHP
5 8 (8.25%) Ruby
6 7 (7.22%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.12%) C++
8 3 (3.09%) VB
8 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.09%) Python
9 1 (1.03%) C
9 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) ISEB
2 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (23.71%) QA
2 6 (6.19%) WCAG
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (10.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.34%) Oracle
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.19%) Google
4 4 (4.12%) Citrix
5 3 (3.09%) HP
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco
6 2 (2.06%) Splunk
7 1 (1.03%) VMware
7 1 (1.03%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.03%) Capita