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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Tester
Rank 63 52 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Tester 32 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.17% 3.10% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 3.31% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 20
Average daily rate £320 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £303 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £28.50 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+52.63% -79.64%
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
1397 1059 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.71% 93.72% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 757 567
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (42.11%) Selenium
3 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 17 (22.37%) Cucumber
4 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
4 17 (22.37%) ISEB
5 16 (21.05%) QA
6 14 (18.42%) ISTQB
6 14 (18.42%) JIRA
7 13 (17.11%) Test Automation
8 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
8 12 (15.79%) BDD
8 12 (15.79%) SQL
8 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
9 11 (14.47%) JMeter
9 11 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
9 11 (14.47%) Automation Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
10 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
10 10 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (13.16%) Scrum
10 10 (13.16%) Oracle
11 9 (11.84%) .NET
11 9 (11.84%) Java
11 9 (11.84%) ETL
11 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
11 9 (11.84%) Automated Testing
12 8 (10.53%) TDD

Tester
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.63%) Confluence
2 2 (2.63%) Moodle
3 1 (1.32%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Firewall
1 2 (2.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (42.11%) Selenium
2 17 (22.37%) Cucumber
3 14 (18.42%) JIRA
4 12 (15.79%) Visual Studio
5 11 (14.47%) JMeter
5 11 (14.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
6 7 (9.21%) SoapUI
6 7 (9.21%) WebDriver
7 6 (7.89%) ERwin
7 6 (7.89%) Liquibase
7 6 (7.89%) LoadRunner
8 5 (6.58%) Appium
9 4 (5.26%) HP UFT
9 4 (5.26%) Metasploit
9 4 (5.26%) WATIR
10 2 (2.63%) Subversion
10 2 (2.63%) Zephyr
11 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
11 1 (1.32%) eggPlant
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Military
3 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) SOAP
3 4 (5.26%) XML
4 3 (3.95%) Web Services
5 2 (2.63%) HTML
5 2 (2.63%) REST
5 2 (2.63%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.32%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.32%) RESTful
6 1 (1.32%) WSDL
6 1 (1.32%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.63%) e-Learning
2 2 (2.63%) EPoS
2 2 (2.63%) PKI
3 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.89%) Linux
2 5 (6.58%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.32%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (48.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 13 (17.11%) Test Automation
4 12 (15.79%) BDD
4 12 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 11 (14.47%) Automation Testing
5 11 (14.47%) Functional Testing
6 10 (13.16%) Defect Tracking
6 10 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (13.16%) Scrum
6 10 (13.16%) Test Strategy
7 9 (11.84%) Automated Testing
7 9 (11.84%) ETL
7 9 (11.84%) Regression Testing
8 8 (10.53%) TDD
8 8 (10.53%) Test Management
9 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (9.21%) E-Commerce
9 7 (9.21%) Kanban
9 7 (9.21%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) Java
3 6 (7.89%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.58%) C++
4 5 (6.58%) PL/SQL
4 5 (6.58%) Ruby
5 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.95%) C#
6 3 (3.95%) Python
7 2 (2.63%) C
7 2 (2.63%) Perl
7 2 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) PHP
8 1 (1.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) ISEB
2 14 (18.42%) ISTQB
3 10 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.95%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Puppet
2 3 (3.95%) Nessus
3 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.16%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) Informatica
4 3 (3.95%) HP
5 2 (2.63%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.32%) IBM
6 1 (1.32%) Tableau
Leeds
Pro-Quest
Rate: 280-350 Per Day
Posted: 20 days ago