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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Tester
Rank 70 56 53
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 15 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 2.15% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 2.27% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 14
Average daily rate
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£300 £330 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £301
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £31.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +47.61%
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
1073 882 951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.26% 94.64% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 518 509
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.10 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.76% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.03 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £16.70 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 15 (50.00%) Java
4 11 (36.67%) Selenium
5 10 (33.33%) QA
6 9 (30.00%) Scrum
7 8 (26.67%) TDD
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
7 8 (26.67%) BDD
8 7 (23.33%) ISEB
9 6 (20.00%) C#
9 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
9 6 (20.00%) User Stories
10 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
10 5 (16.67%) .NET
10 5 (16.67%) SOAP
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
11 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
11 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
12 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (6.67%) uiautomator
2 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Selenium
2 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
3 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (6.67%) Subversion
5 2 (6.67%) JIRA
5 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (6.67%) Hudson
5 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.67%) Calabash
5 2 (6.67%) Appium
5 2 (6.67%) eggPlant
6 1 (3.33%) JBehave
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
1 5 (16.67%) SOAP
2 3 (10.00%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) WSDL
4 1 (3.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.67%) Streaming Video
2 2 (6.67%) Online Games
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) STB
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (53.33%) Test Scripting
3 9 (30.00%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) TDD
4 8 (26.67%) Manual Testing
4 8 (26.67%) BDD
5 6 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 6 (20.00%) User Stories
6 5 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Automation Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Test Planning
8 3 (10.00%) Content Management
8 3 (10.00%) MVC
8 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 3 (10.00%) OO
8 3 (10.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
4 1 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) C++
4 1 (3.33%) PHP
4 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) ISEB
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) Splunk
2 1 (3.33%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) HP
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