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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 69 57 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 17 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.38% 2.17% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 2.29% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
Average daily rate
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£275 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £272 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £359 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £4.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £41.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.48% +95.23%
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
1142 917 918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.85% 94.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 558 494
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 45
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £16.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Test Scripting
3 11 (37.93%) Selenium
3 11 (37.93%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) Scrum
5 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
6 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
6 8 (27.59%) QA
7 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (20.69%) TDD
8 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
8 6 (20.69%) ISEB
8 6 (20.69%) BDD
8 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
9 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) SQL
9 5 (17.24%) SOAP
9 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
10 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
10 4 (13.79%) .NET
10 4 (13.79%) MVC
10 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (13.79%) Windows
10 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
10 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (13.79%) User Stories
10 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
11 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (6.90%) uiautomator
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (37.93%) Selenium
2 9 (31.03%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (10.34%) WebDriver
4 3 (10.34%) JIRA
5 2 (6.90%) Subversion
5 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.90%) Hudson
5 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
5 2 (6.90%) Appium
5 2 (6.90%) Calabash
5 2 (6.90%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) SOAP
2 4 (13.79%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) REST
4 2 (6.90%) Gherkin
4 2 (6.90%) Android SDK
5 1 (3.45%) ODBC
5 1 (3.45%) WSDL
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Online Games
2 2 (6.90%) Streaming Video
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
2 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (44.83%) Test Scripting
3 10 (34.48%) Scrum
4 8 (27.59%) Manual Testing
5 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) TDD
6 6 (20.69%) Automated Testing
6 6 (20.69%) BDD
6 6 (20.69%) Automation Testing
7 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
7 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.79%) MVC
8 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
8 4 (13.79%) Test Planning
9 3 (10.34%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.34%) OO
9 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.34%) Migration
9 3 (10.34%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft